Note from Rowland: this is an unusually perceptive article (by someone with a Christian – Salvation Army – upbringing) Malcolm Turnbull is losing his chance to be a great Prime Minister February 23, 2016 Ross Gittins The Sydney Morning Herald’s Economics Editor Expectations were high, but now the Prime Minister is resorting to the same […]
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 February 15, 2016 Last regular Avastin treatment at Cabrini Hospital today. The oncologist: ‘1. Blood marker down to 18. Good. 2.You should become stronger now. 3. This cancer will come back – who knows where, but probably in stomach area again. See you in three months.’ (Previously the haemotologist had told us: ‘this form […]
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