Safe Or Saintly

Are we becoming dangerously shortsighted  by binding ourselves and our kids into the stifling confinement of ‘being safe’ everywhere and all the time? Our growing obsession with  safety for kids  may be missing  something which it is far more ‘unsafe’ for them to miss.   Kids used to walk or ride bikes to school. Now […]

Country Connection 8/2/23

Wudinna and Karcultaby Area Schools Wudinna and Karcultaby Area Schools have made awards inspired by Barnabas in the Bible who initially accompanied Paul in his first missionary journey and was famous for being an encourager.  The idea was put forward by the combined churches body that supports chaplains or Pastoral Support Workers and was enthusiastically […]

Australia Day: A common spirituality

Australia Day: A common spirituality – outrageous yet obvious. The perennial Australia Day debate presents an opportunity to acknowledge and work from a living uniting force that has been and is a blessing to all cultures resident on this vast land. And for new cultures and religions desiring to reside here. The opportunity: A common […]

Census Reflections

So, the Census discussion lingers on.  In 1921  92% said they were Christian. But then as now there is not much point in looking to such figures to evaluate what is really going on so far as church is concerned. Today Christians are at 43.9%. That’s a substantial demographic at any time, whatever group of […]

Examples: Albanese and Morrison

In a trivial election spat with the PM, Anthony Albanese, referring to his weight loss, dropped this one: “And I hope that, in public life, one of the things that we seek to do, as well, is to provide good examples to people.” Absolutely agree AA! Providing good examples to the Australian people. So overcoming […]

To Advance Australia Fair

Since retiring from my last formal denominational role on the founding Standing Committee of Generate Presbytery, (an orthodox evangelical oversight of some 100 mainly small country churches)  I naturally survey my over 50 years in ordained ministry. Here is one perception: The rapid replacement and overreaching power of secular entities of the needs, maladies and […]

Why don’t we talk about this family wrecker?

I don’t like writing on this subject at all, but my pastoral practice and heart troubled for the safety of children compels me. It is a minefield of self-justification, identity confusions, desperate human failings and more. But most of all it’s trauma and deep grief and security demolition for young children. It’s the fact and […]

Country Connection 11/2/21

Local House Of Prayer RESCUE THE LOST / HEAL THE SICK RESTOREMARRIAGES / BREAK THE POWER OF ADDICTION /MEND BROKEN HEARTS / RESTORE HOPE / LIFT THEPOOR / TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES  Local Houses of Prayer Training Day. Lochiel Sat  Feb 20th See Download below  for the days details or contact Dick Nicholls 0429 062 274 dicklochiel@gmail.comLed by Pastor […]

Robert Raikes – Perserverence

The industrial revolution in England (1760 – 1840) was a time of massive economic development impacting every aspect of society. While the benefits were significant and obvious, there was another side that was both tragic, ignored and for many, unknown. Those who were poor, and especially children, were exploited for the social and financial benefit […]

James Parker, Pro-Life and Barnabas

James Parker webinars now planned Fridays, September 18 and 25, and October 2 and 9, 2020. All start times: 7.30 pm. James has responded to our request for teaching that will help our churches and ministries prepare for and be useful for the increasing needs of people, especially young people gender confused and distressed in […]

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