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  • Apologetics

     Running Up the White Flag: Surrender as the Way to Follow Jesus - June 2nd, 2016
       by Nils von Kalm  Text copyright © 2016 Nils von Kalm All Rights Reserved ( Note from Rowland: this looks good: check it out on http://amzn.to/1VVG93R } “Scriptures about ...

  • Devotion

     Running Up the White Flag: Surrender as the Way to Follow Jesus - June 2nd, 2016
       by Nils von Kalm  Text copyright © 2016 Nils von Kalm All Rights Reserved ( Note from Rowland: this looks good: check it out on http://amzn.to/1VVG93R } “Scriptures about ...

  • New Christians

     Running Up the White Flag: Surrender as the Way to Follow Jesus - June 2nd, 2016
       by Nils von Kalm  Text copyright © 2016 Nils von Kalm All Rights Reserved ( Note from Rowland: this looks good: check it out on http://amzn.to/1VVG93R } “Scriptures about ...

  • Spirituality

    ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO - A Great 20th Century Martyr - May 10th, 2016
    The Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors came to what is now Latin America in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries ‘with a sword in one hand and a Bible in the other.’ The Republic of El Salvado...

  • Social Justice

    ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO - A Great 20th Century Martyr - May 10th, 2016
    The Portuguese and Spanish conquistadors came to what is now Latin America in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries ‘with a sword in one hand and a Bible in the other.’ The Republic of El Salvado...

  • Business

    Ethical Culture in Corporations - April 14th, 2016
    Business values need to be consistent with society's ethical expectations. The current buzzword in the financial services sector is "culture". From bank executives proclaiming employee (mis)cond...

  • Bible

    Pentecost: the Holy Spirit's Gift of Energy - April 11th, 2016
    THE HOLY SPIRIT’S GIFT OF ENERGY! Pentecost Sunday is sometimes called ‘the birthday of the Church’. Pentecost is a Greek word meaning ’50′, so we celebrate Pentecost 50 days after the ...

  • Sermons

    Pentecost: the Holy Spirit's Gift of Energy - April 11th, 2016
    THE HOLY SPIRIT’S GIFT OF ENERGY! Pentecost Sunday is sometimes called ‘the birthday of the Church’. Pentecost is a Greek word meaning ’50′, so we celebrate Pentecost 50 days after the ...

  • Theology

    The Lord's Prayer is subversive... - March 26th, 2016
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  • Jesus

    Book review - Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood - March 20th, 2016
    by Nils von Kalm http://nilsvonkalm.com

  • Humor

    Police who harass people... - March 18th, 2016
    Recently, the Townsville Police Department ran an e-mail forum with the local community (a question and answer exchange) with the topic being, "Community Policing." One of the civilian e-mail part...

  • Popular

    Bullying in our schools: what can be done? - March 16th, 2016
    Why Safe Schools program must be kept March 12, 2016 Farrah Tomazin The Sunday Age's state political editor. Coming out in high school can be agonising at the best of times. The first step f...

  • LGBTI

    Bullying in our schools: what can be done? - March 16th, 2016
    Why Safe Schools program must be kept March 12, 2016 Farrah Tomazin The Sunday Age's state political editor. Coming out in high school can be agonising at the best of times. The first step f...

  • Questions & Responses

    Refugees: busting some of the myths - March 16th, 2016
    Busting some myths about asylum seekers and refugees March 12, 2016 Tom Ballard The Melbourne University qualitative research laid bare the negative views on asylum seekers held by many Austr...

  • Islam

    Sexual Slavery the IS way... - March 15th, 2016
    Islamic State uses birth control to maintain supply of sex slaves Date: March 13 2016 Rukmini Callimachi Dohuk,

  • Lifestyle

    EUTHANASIA: A doctor's confession: She took my advice and died as planned - February 23rd, 2016
    February 5, 2016 She was the first person who ever asked for my medical opinion, so I suppose that made her my first patient, although I was only a final-year medical student at the time. She took ...

  • Leadership

    THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS: The Big Short is long on the human predicament - January 15th, 2016
    We all remember the Global Financial Crisis, or GFC, as it was called. It was a time when the world stood on the brink of economic catastrophe, to the point that it was being talked about as leading t...

  • Missions

    Album review - The Inbreaking, Eden Parris  - December 18th, 2015
    by Nils von Kalm http://nilsvonkalm.com The Inbreaking is Eden Parris' third album, and his music still impacts me the same way it did when I first heard it about five years ago. Having known...

  • Music

    Album review - The Inbreaking, Eden Parris  - December 18th, 2015
    by Nils von Kalm http://nilsvonkalm.com The Inbreaking is Eden Parris' third album, and his music still impacts me the same way it did when I first heard it about five years ago. Having known...

  • Internet

    Mobile/cell-phones and cancer - December 15th, 2015
    Why Devra Davis wants the world to hang up and take notice December 12, 2015 Ian Cuthbertson American scientist Devra Davis has an impressive record in public health, helping to expose ...

  • Church

    Southern Baptist Missionaries come home - November 3rd, 2015
    Missionaries Come Home By MARTIN E. MARTY NOV 2, 2015 2015 Conference poster, Grace Baptist Church of Kankakee, Illinois (creative commons license) Newspeople and commentators outside the South o...

  • Family

    The Trouble With Men - August 9th, 2015
    Sexism, racism and the trouble with men August 8, 2015 Steve Biddulph Illustration: Andrew Dyson Two recurring and intractable problems keep rearing their heads on the front page...

  • Pastoral

    Vanishing Clergy (Martin Marty) - August 7th, 2015
    By MARTIN E. MARTY

  • Prayer

    Fasting may be good for you... - January 28th, 2015
    Manage hyper-consumption with the 'modern' fast DateJanuary 24, 2015 Time to take a digital fast? How do we cope in a world full of constant reminders to eat more junk food, drink more alco...

  • Books

    C S Lewis in Time September 8, 1947 - December 7th, 2014
    The lecturer, a short, thickset man with a ruddy face and a big voice, was coming to the end of his talk. Gathering up his notes and books, he tucked his hornrimmed spectacles into the pocket of his t...

  • Poetry

    LIVING UNTIL I DIE - October 4th, 2014
      My aim is to die young as late as possible. I am determined to live each day till I die rather than die a little each day that I live. For me, life is a gift, and the way to make the mos...

  • Friends

    Graham Tyson: a eulogy - September 30th, 2014
    A Son’s Eulogy for Graham Roland Tyson (Note from Rowland. I knew Graham and his family while I was pastor at Blackburn Baptist Church. This is an excellent eulogy by his very gifted son Pau...

  • Sunrise Sunset

    Homily/Eulogy - for a good man, Rob Haley - May 23rd, 2014
    Today we are saying goodbye to a very special person, Rob Haley.  Rob was born on a cold, foggy evening on the 19th of July 1924, in Bunyip, a small town in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia: the f...

  • JMM

    My Story (Rowland Croucher) - April 30th, 2011
    (Written for our church's bulletin - East Doncaster Baptist Church (30th April, 2011). Rowland Croucher: (A Little of) My Story In his new book Falling Upward Richard Rohr quotes a Native Americ...

  • Clergy Mail

    How Pastors Fail - March 8th, 2011
    By Bob Smietana Religion News Service (RNS) Sometimes being a pastor is a real pain. But few pastors want to admit it. J.R. Briggs in trying to change that. That's why Briggs, a blogg...

  • Links

    Netiquette - November 21st, 2005
    From a netfriend: My mail reader does nasty things when links get too long. it's not hard to shorten links, if you use a link shortener (http://linkfrog.net, for example). Then I would't have t...

  • Boreham

    F.W.BOREHAM - March 27th, 2004
    Dear friends of John Mark Ministries For many years our ministry collected and bought/sold books, booklets and memorabilia by/associated with F W Boreham - Australia's and NZ's most collectible r...