Monthly Archives: March 2012

Idolatry

Idolatry is frequently spoken of in the Bible. Idols of the Old Testament and idols of today (in many non-western nations) are typically statues to which people ascribed great allegiance. These idols had a strong behavioural influence of the people who worshipped them. In fact, what made them idols was

By |2022-04-05T17:43:51+10:0022 March, 2012|

My approach to reading

I've been meaning to get in the habit of reviewing books after I've read them. Problem is, I don't read the sorts of books most people review. So I wanted to explain my approach to reading. Cutting edge is good? My approach to reading is based on the premise that

By |2021-11-23T20:49:55+10:0020 March, 2012|

Greed Is Good

Gordon Gekko's famous slogan from the movie Wall Street, came to encapsulate the eurphorea of the economic growth of the 1980's. Fast forward to 2010, and his line in Wall Street 2 is 'Greed is not only good, it is legal'. The Corporation The growth of investment banks, private equity

By |2022-04-05T17:44:18+10:0015 March, 2012|

When it rains…

It's that time of year. For some that might mean perpetual darkness. Or perpetual cold and snow. Or perpetual heat. In the Far North, it means perpetual rain. Of course up here we don't flood. Or where we do, it's little surprise and about as much drama. Not all of

By |2021-11-24T16:50:23+10:0013 March, 2012|

Tony Payne on Church Programs

My brother sent me an article from Tony Payne (Publishing Editor for Matthias Media) that went off like a bomb in my mind. Take five minutes and read it here. Here's a quote to wet your appetite: "But what if our mental image of the congregation was not a network

By |2022-04-05T17:56:00+10:0012 March, 2012|

Thirsting after God

Psalm 42:1-2 (ESV) As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. What is the ultimate difference between duty and delight within the realm of Christianity? How is it that there are times in our

By |2022-04-05T16:40:18+10:009 March, 2012|

The Gideons

Last Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending a Gideon's support dinner to raise funds for Bible distribution in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Prior to the evening, my perception of Gideon's had been positive yet limited. I knew they had a focus on placing Bibles in hotel rooms, but not

By |2022-04-05T17:44:28+10:007 March, 2012|
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