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Telling Another Old Story

By Rhys Bezzant

We must not assume that the English Reformation played by a different set of rules, or was not animated by theological debates or intellectual history. Luther’s Reformation is ours too as Anglicans. The continental reformation is central to the reformation of the Church in England in the sixteenth century, and the reverberations of the hammer in Wittenberg can still be heard distinctly in Australia today. read more

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Peril in the Public Square: TGCA Talks to Bible Society CEO Greg Clarke about The Coopers Affair

Christians need to be willing to stand on their convictions, from whatever platform they are on, and be heard fairly in the public square. But Christians have a long way to go in understanding the positions of others, and be able to empathise with where they are coming from. We need to be quick to listen and slow to speak – even with people who are outside of the faith.

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Things Christians Do That Fail to Connect with Outsiders

Clarity is a great act of loving service to the other person. I am struck by how a powerful and effective evangelist who communicates with clarity can still win-through, despite a lack of local knowledge or cultural contextualization. Clarity has its own power that cuts across all sorts of divides.

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Preaching: A Plea for a Different Sort of Feedback.

The real effect of preaching happens in the long term. Congregations learn not just from particular expositions, but from our emphases, our inclinations, our tendencies and (heaven forbid!) our hobby-horses. And these are only revealed over time.

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