Jonathan Fontanarosa: Changing The Narrative

How can the Christian respond to the narrative that is aggressively and constantly presented by media, friends and even family? Jonathan Fontanarosa of Edge Church addresses this in his “Change The Narrative” message, presented to the Wednesday Night Seminar of The Branches Community Church, on 31 August, 2022.

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 […]

What Can I Do?

From time to time, and it seems more often in recent years, governments and people of influence try, and often succeed in implementing changes to legislation that are contrary to the laws and principles of the Kingdom of God. HopeNet SA affirms that it is consistent with Scripture to take some action when such changes […]