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Minister’s Letter – The Public Reading

Bible Readings, Ministers' letters, News & Prayer

Facebook currently says it’s one year since my Long Service Leave in America. There I was privileged to attend 7 services and 3 Bible study groups at 5 churches. All were friendly and Bible-based, with the gospel of Jesus central. But, at least to my way of thinking, something was missing: Bible-reading in church! In my Minister’s…

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Why call it good?

Community, News & Prayer, People, Uncategorized, View from the pew

As we approach this Easter, which will be my 89th, I share some thoughts with you… When I was a lot younger, even though I realised the significance of Good Friday, I couldn’t understand why it was called ‘Good’. But this short poem put it very clearly: Good Friday, why call it good, When on…

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New Church Sign: Pride to the Side

Community, News & Prayer, Social comment

New Church Sign: Put ya pride to the side If you wanna abide In the arms open wide: Christ crucified – Augustine of Hiphop +++ “Augustine of HipHop” is a Twitter feed (handle @hiphopaugustine)! The author expresses Christian ideas in hip-hop style, based on the theology of Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.) Augustine was Bishop…

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One Question for God

Events, News & Prayer, Preaching Program

What’s the one question you’d really like to ask God? Straight after Easter, we’ll tackle some of those questions. Here are the FAQs… Times 8 & 10am 5 & 7pm April 23 Why doesn’t God show himself? Why is there so much pain in the world? New Morning Times 8, 9:30 & 11am 5 &…

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AGM 2017 Summary

Church Governance, News & Prayer, People

The following were elected or appointed at our AGM on Monday 27th March 2017… Parish Wardens: David Pirie, Luke Thompson and Greg Engel; Auditor: Paul Vassallo; Parish Councillors: Rob Anderson, Lindsay Dunstan, Kade Lidden, Gavin Lowcock, Coolin Moodie, Nigel Macfarlaine, Allan Munroe, Samantha Wearing, Cat Williams; Cathedral Lay Canons: Lindsay Dunstan and Peter Kell (in addition to…

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Exclusive faith: further resources

Community, Events, News & Prayer, Resources, Uncategorized

Following the fifth topic on Exclusive Faith (buy or rent online here) in our Towards Belief video discussion series, here are some resources on question of other religions and whether Christians are bigoted when they say Jesus is the only way? Browse the descriptions and pick and choose what sounds most relevant… ARTICLES Christianity is the world’s most falsifiable religion –…

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The Bible: further resources on reliability and relevance

Community, Events, News & Prayer, Resources

Following the second topic on the Bible (buy or rent online here) in our Towards Belief video discussion series, here are some resources on suffering for further reaction and study. Browse the descriptions and pick and choose what sounds most relevant… ARTICLES On the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible in English, our…

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Suffering: resources for further reflection and study

Community, Events, News & Prayer, Resources

(Image above: Richard Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, interviewed by series host, Karl Faase.) Following the first topic on Suffering (buy online here) in our Towards Belief video discussion series, here are some resources on suffering for further reaction and study. Browse the descriptions and pick and choose what sounds most…

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Towards Belief

Announcements, Community, Events, News & Prayer, Social comment

“Towards Belief” is a series of 30 minute videos on common ‘belief blockers’ that both those inside and outside the faith can struggle with.   Is it reasonable to be a person of faith? How can we deal with issues of suffering, science, violence, abuse and the supernatural in our consideration of God? Towards Belief  set out to provide…

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Minister’s Letter: Post-Election Prayer

Ministers' letters, News & Prayer, Social comment

Friends, I have adapted this Scripture and prayer from Scotty Smith’s daily prayer blog, in particular, “A Prayer for a Day Before an Election”. Wollongong also had its own by-election for the state parliament yesterday too. And regardless of your politics, there are good reminders about out ultimate centre and security here… Do not be…

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