What does it mean to be a Christian today?

What does it mean to be a Christian today?

These passing months of worldwide lockdown has been a time of fear and uncertainty for many. People the world over have been forced to put their lives on hold in an unprecedented way..

  • Some thoughts about missions

    In January this year I returned home from Papua New Guinea where I had been serving on the medical ship the YWAM PNG since July last year. As I have shared in my previous columns the time that I spent in this ministry was life changing.

  • Progress or Pagan?

    For most, the notion of paganism and idolatry have been relegated to the ancient history of the past, with mainstream society now only producing a false dichotomy between religious and supposedly non-religious people.

  • How to conquer temptation with God’s Word and technology

    Do you feel powerless against your own selfish desires?

  • Flirting 

    The Scriptures illustrate flirting (in the sense of showing an interest) is seen as being a blessing or a curse. Deuteronomy 6 tells us anything can be either a blessing or a curse, depending on how it is utilised. 

  • It’s tricky – defamation

    As defamation is not that uncommon – we can recall world acclaimed Geoffrey Rush’s case. I dug into my archive for this article, and found The Guardian ran a wide ranging article by Richard Ackland on the nature of free speech being restricted by defamation actions by those with deep pockets.

  • Having the mind of Christ

    From the moment we’re born, we are influenced by the world around us.

  • Children in slavery

    Whatever set of statistics I provide this week – as 2020 progresses – the figures will be increased by next week  -  in this horrible trade of children in slavery, including sexual slavery.

  • How to get over a breakup

    My boyfriend broke up with me in the last week of the last term of journalism school and it was ugly. I received his text message on a Sunday evening, and I spent a better part of the night crying over the phone to my best friend. The tears flowed long after the goodnights were exchanged.

  • A time for revival

    I really, really, REALLY don’t want to bring it up, but…

  • An enduring treasure

    I have always been an avid reader, from the time I first learnt to make sense of the lines and squiggles that communicate language. As a kid I would read up to three novels a day, travelling to faraway lands and meeting people from centuries past.

  • Lessons from Lockdown

    In NSW, Australia, lockdown restrictions are starting to ease. For some it’s a welcome relief but for others they may feel a sense of trepidation and anxiety for the worst yet to come.