Mark Dever interviewed

Posted on November 23, 2014 
Filed under Resources

Mark Dever interviewed by Marvin OlanskyMarvin Olansky at World Magazine recently interviewed Mark Dever – about all sorts of things.

Watch it here (YouTube, 64 minutes including question time) – and read the accompanying article here.

Life and Ministry with Peter Jensen

Posted on November 22, 2014 
Filed under Anglican Communion, GAFCON, Sydney Diocese

Dr Peter JensenGeoff Robson has conducted a “sweeping conversation with Peter Jensen, former Archbishop of Sydney, about life and ministry – including his favourite book of all-time, how he became a Christian, why he wanted to be a stand-up comedian, why he tries to emulate Billy Graham, and how he has found spiritual refreshment for the last five decades.”

Take the time to read it here – and please remember to pray for Peter as he continues to serve Christ.

A new devotional book by John Piper for Advent 2014

Posted on November 22, 2014 
Filed under Resources

advent-2014[This is a re-post, with Advent beginning in just over a week…]

David Mathis, Executive Editor at Desiring God, writes:

“Advent is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before it sneaks up on us again…  Just a few minutes of forethought today can go a long way in making Advent special right out of the gate.

John Piper’s first Advent devotional book has been so well received these last two years that we’ve now partnered with Crossway Books to produce a new set of meditations for this December: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent. These 25 short readings begin December 1 and lead us into Christmas Day in hopes of keeping Jesus at the center of our season. The new book is now available for purchase in paperback (and for electronic readers), as well as free of charge in PDF.

Just to be clear, these are not the same readings from our first Advent reader Good News of Great Joy, which continues to be available through Desiring God, alongside this new volume from Crossway. If you’ve enjoyed Good News of Great Joy before, consider trying Dawning of Indestructible Joy this year. Or perhaps consider using both this Advent, one for morning meditations and another at bedtime.

The content is different, but our prayer is the same in these two resources: that Christ would be your greatest treasure this Christmas season. The candles and decorations and desserts have their place, and we want to help you adore Jesus above it all.”

Victorian state election: threat to religious freedom

Posted on November 20, 2014 
Filed under Australia

mark-durie-0Melbourne pastor Mark Durie speaks out on the implications for religious freedom of an Opposition win in the Victorian elections – at the Australian Christian Lobby.

We are so grateful for GAFCON

Posted on November 20, 2014 
Filed under GAFCON

Bishop Charlie Masters“Speaking to Anglican TV in Ottawa shortly after his investiture on 6th November as Moderator of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC), Bishop Charlie Masters emphasized the importance of GAFCON for his Canadian congregations…”

– from the GAFCON website.

Related: Bishop Masters’ Call to the ANiC Synod – via Anglican TV.

“We want your thoughts on the next Anglican Communion Secretary General”

Posted on November 20, 2014 
Filed under Anglican Communion

anglican-communion“Anglicans and Episcopalians from Communion provinces worldwide are being invited to share their thoughts on the ministry priorities and qualities of the next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. …”

– Any thoughts? The deadline is 27 November 2014.

Is God a Religious Pluralist?

Posted on November 19, 2014 
Filed under Resources

Greg Koukl from Stand to ReasonIn a recent issue of The White Horse Inn broadcast, apologetics specialist Greg Koukl spoke on ‘How are we to deal with the exclusive claims of Jesus in our pluralistic age?’.

Well worth hearing.

Woman speaks out at Muslim prayer service in Washington National Cathedral

Posted on November 18, 2014 
Filed under TEC

Washington Cathedral Muslim Prayer Service“It was supposed to be a shining moment for proponents of the interfaith movement.

The Islamic “jummah,” or Friday call to prayer, would be held on America’s grandest Christian stage – the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

It was a bold move that had never been tried. Leaders of the Episcopal cathedral said sending prayers up to Allah from a Christian church would show the world that two religions at odds with each other for centuries could “approach the same God” as one body of believers.

The stage was set. The prayer rugs were neatly arranged facing Mecca. The lights shone down on the imam for his opening remarks.

Not so fast…”

Christian booted from National Cathedral speaks out.

See also:

Image from the video feed.

Moore College ends academic year

Posted on November 18, 2014 
Filed under Sydney Diocese

academic-year-ends“Dr Thompson encouraged the graduating students to hold on to Jesus as they go through changes in their lives,

‘When people go climbing, seriously climbing, they often use rope. But those ropes need to be tied to something: something that will not move, something that will still be there when they get to the top… There is only one properly unchanging thing in all the universe. Lash your rope to Christ and know he is the same, yesterday, today and forever.’…”

Report from the College.

Read the Principal’s Graduating Students’ Dinner Address.

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