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The Wind….Where is it Headed?

Many years ago, I tried sailing a small catamaran on Cockburn Sound in Western Australia. The wind was probably only about 1 knot, barely enough to move us in a forward direction. The wind did pick up a little bit, and I was white knuckle terrified. Reflecting on Jesus’ words to Nicodemus made me think … Continue reading

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[Video] Mimetic Theory and the Nonviolent God

I thought this was a concise explanation of Renee Giraards mind blowing work – really worth a listen and a ponder. [Video] Mimetic Theory and the Nonviolent God.

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I Want Another Turn! Slippery Slides are Fun!

The thing about slippery slopes is that they are fun – the height may be fearful at first and the results unknown – but at the park with your Dad, it is meant to be fun. I have taken the slippery slope – I made the statement the other day that Adam and Eve are … Continue reading

Don’t Go There!

My last post explored the theory of “original sin”. We tend to think of this kind of exploration as a no go zone. We have as we see it, an absolute and therefore any further exploration is asking for trouble. The Pharisees made this mistake when they stopped asking Jesus questions. They couldn’t handle the … Continue reading

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The Metaphor of Adam and Eve

A lot has happened this week…..in my mind anyways. A few things have challenged me – firstly I seen a facebook post of the Gosford churches welcome sign which said “God bless the Burqa”. I did a double look because I respect a lot of what goes onto these billboards (if I ever go that … Continue reading

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Salvation? From the Jews?

  Salvation will come from the Jews! A simple enough statement don’t you think? I have been re-thinking this simple statement. What does salvation mean? Does it come from the Jews? My initial way of looking at this was to simply say that Jesus was a Jew and salvation therefore came from the Jews. And … Continue reading

Dangerous Games we Play

There is one game that Christians all tend to play – I feel I can pick on them because I am one. There is one game with several subtle variations – whichever version is engaged, no matter, it must be said that all such games are damaging. The name of the game is “Thus saith … Continue reading

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Camels

What is the first thing you think about if I use the word carnal? What about the word flesh? Don’t know about you but I think about sins of the flesh….sex. I am thinking about this terminology because of an article in the Sydney Morning Herald….”Women wear the brunt of our primitive response to fear” … Continue reading

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The One Way Sign – Lets Anchor to That!

My last post about being born again is a recurring theme in my head….possibly in my blog posts as well. I have literally stumbled upon…..fallen into a truth that needs to come out. And how do you reveal a truth? You talk about it. Now the problem with this is that the moment I say … Continue reading

You Must Be Born Again

One thing I have often wondered about is this term – “being born again” We are two thousand years down the track…surely we understand what it is, why even question it? I am increasingly convinced that we have no idea! Unknown to most of us –  how we think about the Gospel has been shaped by … Continue reading

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