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Two Ideas

I'd like to share two ideas from Christians brothers I respect greatly. First, my mate, Kel Willis. One day he asked how comfortable I'd feel walking into a TAB. That's easy. I did it once in New Zealand (ask me later). I haven't done it since. I don't plan to. The TAB is not my scene. It's foreign. I don't know the people who hang out there and, although I've got a gener...

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Jesus the Light of the World

After this year's Pennolife week, the church kindly gave Jess and I tickets to Jenolan Caves for our own Cave Quest adventure. 2.5 hours later, 170kms from Pennant Hills and after a pitstop at the famous Leura flowerpot scones, we got to the Caves. It was magnificent inside the caves - much more spectacular than I could have ever imagined. Stalactites hanging in cluster...

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Be a introducer

Australian author, journalist, and radio personality, Kel Richards, has the following simple, some might say simplistic, definition of evangelism. Evangelism = Introducing People to Jesus. ''This definition",he writes,"makes our responsibility clear. And it also makes it clear where our responsibility ends". Let's say I have two friends, Craig and Fred. I say to myself,...

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My Testimony

"Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun" Ecclesiastes 2:11 I had been raised in a Christian family and I knew theoretically what the gospel was and who Jesus was, but knowing didn't bring me any joy or comfort. I didn't begin to take it seri...

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City on a hill

The 2016 Census results are in and, depending on who's reporting, it's either a cause for celebration or national mourning. The statistic I hear reported most often is this: 'Australia is losing its religion'. About one third of Australians now say they don't have a religion up almost two million from 2011. Furthermore, those who identify as Christian have declined in num...

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