Those things you’re doing for your church: job or ministry?
I was rostered on to read the bible at church this week. Even after years of preaching and leading church services, this is a responsibility that I take seriously – I pre-read the passage a couple of times, and brought my old NIV paper bible around to read from. This, combined with a post over […]
I had the privilege of speaking at Wesley Institute today on the topic of “facebook and faith”. I’ve tweaked the slidedeck so that it makes some sense without me talking in front of the screen. I’d love to know what you think! facebook and faith View more presentations from David Phillips The cutting room […]
A motion passed the Australian House of Representatives around two weeks ago calling on parliamentarians to gauge their consituents’ views on the issue of marriage equality. I’ve been looking for a few things to read on “gay marriage”, and had some recommendations, the longer ones I still need to wade through. The Christian response (where […]
If you’re looking for a Christian book to listen to, or to try out the concept of audiobooks for yourself, you can start with this one: John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life is a free download this month.
You might like to take the multi-choice test that Nathan was blogging about over at Is your faith rational?. I was doing pretty well, but tripped up in the final few questions.
If you’ve been following my tweets over the past few weeks, you’ll know that I’ve been working on a sermon for the last little while. Unlike the last one, it’s on a more “Christian-y” topic – the working title was “How can I know I have been forgiven by God and belong to Christ?”. Obviously […]
Last night I preached a sermon on what the Bible says about money and possessions. We’re still in between church computers at the moment, so I recorded it via the iPhone, then boosted the volume a little using Audacity and uploaded it as an MP3. My notes were around 3800 words (though for a while […]
[ nathan ] I’m halfway through an M Div, and I think I would still need to go back to some reference books to be able to answer all the questions in this Acts 29 Network theological questionnaire. Worthy of further blogging, though perhaps not here on my main blog.
After reading a lot of vitriolic and unproductive conversations online between Christians and Atheists, Nathan’s guidelines on how to talk to atheists about Christianity is a breath of fresh air.