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There Is No Greater Aim

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Cancer is devastating. It’s painful and confusing, and scary. Yet cancer has never been my biggest problem—my biggest problem, always was that my sin kept me from God.

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The Heart of the Matter—Deuteronomy 30:1-6

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Faithful Israel has only one member – Jesus himself. And yet in his heart-and-soul obedience, the requirements of Deuteronomy 30:1-6 are fulfilled. It is only because of this that the Spirit can be poured out on the members of the new Israel.

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Evangelistic Passion

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True evangelistic passion is rooted in the belief that all these things are true. It not only happened but it all has a special meaning. It means that God has done something to make it possible for us to escape the final judgement and to live with Him forever. He sent His Son to die in our place on the Cross and to bear His judgement as our substitute. The truth of the Gospel will turn us into thinkers, indeed even “schemers”, always thinking of new ways to reach lost people.

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Infertility and Miscarriage: A Story (Part 2)

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As the sorrow of infertility turned to the nervous hope of a positive pregnancy test, followed by the agony of miscarriage, I knew it was right to rail against the intruder Death and his terrible assistant Sickness. These aliens who don’t knock but intrude right into the breakfast table of life and take away good things.

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Infertility and Miscarriage: A Story (Part 1)

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This is a story of hope, at times crushed, at others felt and known. Of waiting, long and hard. Of fear and submission. Of bitterness and surprising joy. Of grief and grace. It’s a story of God’s goodness not despite my frailty, but in the very weft and warp of my weakness.

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Some Observations Concerning the Sydney EU Affair

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The Evangelical Union operates on fundamentally different terms from the Student Union. Its modus operandi is grace and truth, not money and quid pro quo. For years now, the EU has declined Union funding, and at the same time, makes all of its activities available to signed-up members and non-members alike without distinction in any fee charged

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Break-Wall for the Soul

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When the enemy of my soul strikes against me in wave after wave of attack, seeking to break me and draw me into the depths of despair – then I need a break-wall for my soul; a safe harbour to shelter from the swell

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Disappearing Church

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Sayers wants us to become extremophile disciples – Christians who can thrive in a hostile environment through finding deeper intimacy with God and deeper insight into ourselves. He wants the church to give up its quest for "relevance" and live as a creative minority. He urges us to develop gospel resilience and resist false cultural narratives through a process of a withdraw & return.

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Safe Ministry

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In Australia, safety is almost an idol. We slip slop slap to be safe from the sun; we cannot bring most food items into Australia from other countries and the child protection laws, which affect every pastor and church, are stringent. All of this is rightly so. But safety is ultimately a futile goal. Life is, and never can be, fully safe.

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Blessing in the New Testament. A Biblical Theology of Blessing (3)

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The Old Testament people of God could expect blessings in this world. God gave them fertility, territory and prosperity as signs of his favour, and these blessings were also part of God's plan to bless the whole world. But what happened to these blessings after the coming of Christ? Can Christians expect to be blessed in the same way?

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Blessing in the Old Testament. A Biblical Theology of Blessing (2)

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In our last post we began to explore prosperity theology – the idea that Christians should expect the same kind of material blessing enjoyed by God's people in the Old Testament. We looked at some of the different responses that have been made to the prosperity movement and concluded that there remains a need for a deep engagement with biblical theology. This week we will begin to highlight some of the important points that such an engagement would need to observe.

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