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Greedy for Gain

There’s something ugly, something character revealing, about the politician who squeezes absolutely every inch out of their entitlements. Those who make sure that every dollar of those things that they can technically claim is used up, and who spend the time to do so. Every few years there are outcries about some entitlement scandal in […]

The Post-Christmas Saviours of NOOM and e-Harmony are Upon Us

It’s the week after Christmas and the post-Christmas saviours are appearing on the TV. Yes, this grey-zone week, when most of us (in mid-summer Australia anyway) can’t figure out what day it is, is the week of the post-Christmas saviour. It’s that time in the secular liturgical calendar ‘twixt December 27th and January 1st, the […]

Sorry Luke, most Christians DO believe in Christ’s miracles

So used are Christians to hearing that they have to know how their neighbours think or what the worldview of their friends is in order to engage them with the gospel, that it’s easy to forget how little non-Christians understand about what Christians believe. Or how little they even bother trying. It’s easy to forget […]

Sam Chan tells us why truth AND relevance go together in preaching

Sam Chan is a colleague of mine at City Bible Forum. He could be a stand up comic, cos he’s super funny. He’s a great evangelist and trainer, and seems to write a book a year. His latest book, co-authored with Malcolm Gill, is Topical Preaching in a Complex World: How to Proclaim Truth and […]

Hey Christians, when it comes to Advent joy this Christmas, Coles has us on toast.

Have you see the Christmas 2021 media campaign from Coles grocery chain? It’s beautiful and emotional and joyous. It’s a religious experience which even taps into the whole liturgical idea of Advent, and all without even mentioning Jesus. Pretty smart huh? Truly wonderful. And truly reflective of the generally non-religious – in the traditional sense […]