Islamic State’s real aim is to topple Saudi Arabia November 26, 2015 Richard Bulliet By playing the caliph card, IS is bidding for pre-eminence in the Muslim world. Muslim pilgrims pray at Mecca. By targeting Shiites, the Islamic State is proving its Sunni credentials. The undeclared long-range goal of IS is to overthrow Saudi Arabia. […]
Shalom! Rowland Croucher THIS WEBSITE experienced a ‘makeover’ during 2010. Thanks to Lawrence Meckan (Absalom Media) for his excellent work. (And to Matt, Bradley, Dave, Martin and others who helped with earlier versions). To find your way around use the Google Search facility at the top of this page, or go to Google with your […]
Update (October, 2015) October 15; JAN had another fall two nights ago – at grand-daughter Millie’s school concert. Fortunately I was holding her hand, and the fall was backwards up a step, on a carpeted floor. Jan now can’t manage a step up or down without a railing or something firm to hold on to. (Yes she […]
QUESTIONS & RESPONSES: the toughest questions I’ve ever been asked, and some responses. Update (10 September 2015): Mosaic Press, with whom I had a contract to submit the total manuscript by October 2014, has gone into liquidation. Sad, that: however Morning Star Publishers have invited me to submit this manuscript – but caring for […]
HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE Note from Rowland: Updated September 2015. I’m working on the editing and formatting of this important article. See here for a ‘cleaner’ version – http://lgbtisquovadis.blogspot.com.au/ For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. (H L Mencken) One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the […]
[First go here for some representative quotes about Christianity vs Islam. Then here: how many refugee-producing nations are Muslim-majority?] Dave Andrews, The Jihad of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle for Justice, Wipf and Stock, 2015. Dave begins: ‘I do not write this as an expert… [but] as a Christian, in conversation with Muslim friends…’ This is […]
JOHN MARK MINISTRIES is a counseling, consulting, preaching, mentoring, seminar and writing ministry, especially for pastors, ex-pastors, church leaders and their spouses. Named after John Mark, the young first century apostle who 'bombed out' of ministry when it was hard, we try to help/encourage pastoral leaders - and others - who are also 'in transition' due to stress and burnout.
(Rev. Dr.) Rowland Croucher