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Hear Oscar Muriu

Pastor Muriu

Last October the Baptist Association organised a church planting and evangelism conference in Nelson Bay. Given our 'Towards 2020' goal to 'Raise up and send team/s for strategic Kingdom growth', I thought I should go. Perhaps I'd learn something, but mostly I wanted to network. I really didn't want to attend. I figured I'd be hanging out with groovy church planting types...

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Resurrection People

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We are people who believe, at the core of our being and values, in the hope of resurrection. We celebrate Easter, not as an extended public holiday, but as an affirmation of the promise of new life. Jesus was crucified for our sin. On Friday afternoon He breathed his last. His body was hastily embalmed and placed in a rock tomb. A large stone was rolled over the entrance, ...

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Silver Fern Believers

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On our recent holiday, our family spent considerable time walking through lush, green Kiwi bush. Kauris, Tawas, and Rimus towered overhead, bedecked with epiphytes, as we wandered through a forest floor clogged with fernery in all shapes and sizes. Every now and then we would see the brilliant white underside of New Zealand's national emblem, the Silver Fern, lying amongs...

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Christians Like Us

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Some of you may have seen the first episode of the SBS documentary 'Christian Like Us' that aired last week. For those who haven't, imagine a documentary wanting to show "Modern Australian Christianity". Having watched episode 1, I can't help but feel the producers were only really interested in promoting "socially-acceptable religion". True, condensing a week of live foo...

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