13 Reasons Why: My take

I appreciate entertainment which achieves the level of art. And 13 Reason Why is art. I just finished watching the show and I'm pretty sure I need therapy. But then that's the point I think. And the reason I'm going against my better judgement in posting about the show here.

By |2021-11-24T21:27:17+10:0025 May, 2017|

An elegant acquiescence: The Fault in Our Stars

The weight of a simple human emotion Weighs me down more than the tank ever did. Don't give it up just yet; Stay grand for one more minute. —Troye Sivan Star-crossed young lovers in an ill-fated battle with deadly forces. It's a story that has resonated with a hundreds of

By |2021-11-24T21:23:38+10:0020 July, 2015|

Foreword to “The Doctrine of Scripture”

The foreword to the newest InFocus Publications book was written by Bob Hayton and follows: Another book on the King James Only debate? Much ink has been spilled and many passions expended in what may be the ugliest intramural debate plaguing conservative, Bible-believing churches today. Fundamentalists and Evangelicals, Baptists and

By |2022-04-05T16:45:58+10:0015 April, 2014|

“The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren

Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Life. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002. 319 pages plus appendices. I picked up this book because I love the idea of being deliberate. Anything that can help me to live my life more deliberately is a worthwhile investment of time. Additionally, I'd read another one of

By |2021-11-25T11:55:01+10:004 April, 2012|

“Next to the Bible, the Book I Value Most”

On one side of John Bunyan's tomb in London, there is a portrayal of the pilgrim Christian, struggling with his burden. The other side of the tomb shows Christian kneeling at the cross, with the burden rolled away. That scene captures (for me) the most memorable part of Pilgrim's Progress,

By |2022-04-05T19:11:41+10:007 July, 2010|

Good Books

I once read a survey which listed top books recommended by evangelical leaders. It was fascinating to discover which books had influenced the minds of great pastors and leaders. Theological titles comprised most of the list, while some were biographical or fictional. Have you ever considered what books have impacted

By |2022-04-05T19:16:30+10:0017 March, 2010|

Influential Books

What books have influenced you? Most smart Christians would first answer, "The Bible." But I've rarely heard Christians go on to explain why the Bible is their most influential book. Rather than assume the Bible is our most influential book (and move on to "more interesting" titles), we should stop

By |2022-04-05T19:16:41+10:0010 March, 2010|

Have You Heard of These?

If you lead or help in a church ministry, here are four Australian resources which can assist and encourage you. Matthias Media is a local evangelical publisher with a distinct focus: "We're not the slightest bit interested in adding to the already monumental pile of Christian books churned out each

By |2022-04-05T19:18:28+10:0017 February, 2010|

Thinking about Bible Software?

The most common mistake people make when choosing Bible software is choosing based on the quantity of resources available. If you talk about your Bible software in terms of “how many books you own” – you really have missed the point (but we won’t hold it against you). First and

By |2022-04-05T18:13:43+10:004 February, 2010|

A Brief Review of BeDuhn’s “Truth in Translation”

I recently read Jason David BeDuhn's Truth in Translation and found it deeply intriguing and at times disturbing. I'll give some positive points and then I'll list my concerns. 1. Truth in Translation is a carefully crafted and scholarly work. BeDuhn brings a wealth of research and knowledge to the

By |2022-04-28T21:42:21+10:0020 August, 2009|
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