Today we look at what the Primary Team have been up to on mission. My special guest is my good friend Tash Small.
On the first Sunday of Moore College Mission, I preached at the 6pm service at Merrylands Anglican Church. The topic was “Are Christians Judgemental?”. Before the sermon I played a video clip about Westboro Baptist Church. I’ve placed the video after the jump if you’d like to watch it. Then, standing at the back of the Church, I shouted into a megaphone that everyone needed to repent, putting on my best soap-box, fire-and-brimstone, street corner preacher impression. And that’s where the mp3 starts.
By Christian George
Every week or so, I walk into the book shop at College and browse the new release section. The staff helpfully display all the new books in one place. I have a book allowance that I don’t have to pay for, so I have a policy of grabbing what ever looks like it might be remotely interesting and adding it to my “To Read Pile”. Sometimes this can be risky as I end up with a book that I have no interest in and struggle to finish. Other times I can discover pure Gold. I’m very glad I picked up Godology.
The New Media Frontier: Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting For Christ
Edited by John Mark Reynolds & Roger Overton
Christian + Blogger = Very interested in what this book has to say. This book features a collection of 15 essays that explores Christianity and the new media. Should Christians be using the new media? How should they use the new media? What aspects of Christianity should be standing up and paying attention? There’s a lot to think about in this book.
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I had the pleasure of speaking to the year 6-8’s at Thomas Hassal Anglican College for their chapel service this morning. The title of the talk was “Jesus For Sale” where I encouraged the students to investigate the real Jesus. I used Colossians 1:15-20 for my talk.
Okay, I know I didn’t get these finished before the movie came out. But once that deadline passed, there didn’t seem to be a great need to rush. But here it is – Watchmen #11. The end is near. Can Rorschach and Nite Owl save the world and stop the mastermind’s nefarious plot? How far would you go to save the world?
Now That You Are Back
By Richard Beeston
Depression is one of those things I struggle to understand. It affects so many people, but it is so hard to recognise what’s going on, to know what to do. I’ve dealt with people struggling with depression, but have never really known how to help. Sure I can listen to them and say nice things, but that’s where I get stuck. If you’ve ever been in that situation, or have had a loved one suffer from depression, you really should read Now That You Are Back.
This week on Fervr Presents I interview Nathan Killick, the senior minister at Merrylands Anglican.
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Sermon from Genesis 33. Given at St Luke’s Liverpool in 2008. There are a lot of similarities between Jacob/Esau and Schwarzenegger/DeVito from the movie Twins…
Here’s a sermon I preached at St Luke’s at the start of last year. It was my first sermon at St Luke’s. At the 7pm service there was a sing-a-long. Good times.
Everyone else is posting this. And with good reason. It is awesome. I’m really, really glad it never existed though…
It’s the day after I’ve seen Watchmen. I’ve waited just over 10 years to see this movie. Ever since I first picked up the book, I’ve wanted to see what it would look like on the screen. Like many, I was fearful that it was impossible. That anyone who tried would be doomed to failure. The trailers for Zack Snyder’s epic brought new hope. Here was a man who appeared to get it. The expectations began to rise. If this was good, then there would be much rejoicing. If it was a tragedy? There would be blood. Oh yes, there would be blood.
So it’s the next day. Am I ecstatic or are my hands stained with human bean juice? Well, actually neither.
I’m studying Ethics at college this year. I really doubt it’s going to make thinking issues like this one any easier. Church hits out after nine-year-old’s abortion.
I believe that abortion is wrong. But when you see a situation where a nine year old victim of sexual abuse and incest is carrying twins and will very likely die from giving birth? The answers aren’t so easy.
What are the factors to take into account when thinking this issue through from a Christian perspective?
Late last year, I got it into my head that I wanted to give vodcasting a go. I decided to make my first attempt about how my mission team is preparing for mission, especially the youth aspect. Here is the first episode.
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Advertisements do more than try and sell you a product or service. They actually give you a glimpse into our culture and how we perceive the world and ourselves. When I got off the train yesterday, I noticed this poster for Cadbury Mini Bites. What do you think? (This is a photo taken with my phone. If I find a proper scan, I’ll replace it)
Future? What future?
As we draw near the end, Rorschach and Nite Owl grow closer to uncovering the conspiracy. Hints and clues that have been present since the first issue are drawing together. We come to realise that nothing in this work is random or filler. Everything connects. Will our two heroes be able to save the world? Or will they be too late to stop the evil scheme? Except, we don’t know anything about the scheme. We don’t know what our master mind is planning. Has this elaborate pulling of strings been for good or evil? We still don’t know how all the pieces connect.
Only a short review this issue. This is the chapter that draws everything together for the final act. Two more issues to go.