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Scripture: In the Tongues of Men and not Angels

Why do we explain the good news about Jesus to those around us in the language we use everyday? Why don’t we have a special language, which we only use to speak to and about God? This is probably not a question that many of us have given any thought to. It seems a little ridiculous to even ask. Yet it was a burning...

Waiting for God

The mistake of confusing the future with the present Living in the gap between the ages is difficult. As Christians we celebrate the finished work of the Lord Jesus: he has come to earth, lived a perfect life, died for our sins, and been raised to life. He has secured our salvation and in coming to know him we have...

Freedom in Foolishness

What is the cross all about? What does it mean? To the Christian, the cross is the moment of all moments in history. It is where Jesus died for the sins of the world and accomplished the salvation of the world. And for Jesus the cross meant pain, suffering and humiliation. The humiliation of the cross changes our...

Romance?: What we need is love

Chocolates, flowers, sonnets, special music … Romance! The word on the street says that if he genuinely loves you he does these things. If he doesn’t, well, he just doesn’t get it. And his commitment to the relationship is suspect. But is the ‘word on the street’ to be trusted? Where, after all does romance come...

For & against the world: The mission of Richard Johnson to Australia

When you think about mission, has it ever crossed your mind just how different mission is for us today compared with how it would have been for our spiritual ancestors? Mission has a history as long as the life of the church, with many different perspectives and methods throughout the ages. A key thing that has...