Firstly, if you think there's a contradiction in Genesis between God creating plants before man in chapter one and then in chapter two the story focusing in on God creating Adam and putting him in a specific place then planting a garden in that specific place for him to work, then you're just looking for … Continue reading A Couple of Thoughts about Creation
Jehoshaphat models better than his predecessor, Asa, seeking God in times of need. In the face of foes and disease, Asa relied on men, not on God (2 Chronicles 16). Contrary to this, Jehoshaphat assembles all of Israel in prayer and fasting before God at his temple (20:3-5). He prays for deliverance from the horde, harking … Continue reading Bible Commentary: 2 Chronicles 20
In 2014, I participated in a demonstration against colonialism that included disrespect towards the Australian flag. I did that in a phase of thinking that arose out of a fresh anger against sins committed against aboriginal peoples in Australia. Over the last two years I have been maturing towards a different perspective on politics and colonialism, and while … Continue reading A Recantation
The government prosecuted a racist. What are the implications? Chris Nelson, a chiropractor from New South Wales, was arrested this week for offensive Facebook comments directed at outgoing senator Nova Peris. Peris, an aboriginal woman, was put up for election by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013. She recently resigned from office citing the need … Continue reading A Terrifying Precedent
Something that has been awesome is the Trek being the subject of a fair few university assessments around the country. Recently, Hannah Moore interviewed me about the Trek for an assessment via email (an interview medium that I really like, I have decided). The questions were good ones, and I think I answered them fairly … Continue reading Trek interview with Hannah Moore
This weekend has been somewhat refreshing. I have enjoyed the joy of a new church plant launching near me, a church that is seeking to reach the lost in a radically biblical and Christ focussed way, wanting to impact those unreached unmoved by the gospel with the gospel (a blog to come about that). And … Continue reading Refreshment, Gospel-Churching, Prayer and a Doxology.
This is a wonderful hymn by Martin Luther, based on the Lord’s prayer: Our Father, Thou in heaven above, Who biddest us to dwell in love, As brethren of one family, To cry in every need to Thee, Teach us no thoughtless word to say, But from our inmost heart to pray. Thy name be … Continue reading Our Father, Thou in Heaven Above