Dwelling in God’s word: a study on racism
by Craig Heidenreich
‘Don’t call unclean, what God has declared is clean.’ This instruction to the apostle Peter in Acts 10:15 comes as part of his vision of heaven opening to release a large sheet filled with all kinds of animals.
Dwelling in God’s word: Christian leadership
by Tania Nelson
Leadership matters. We applaud leadership skills like decisiveness in decision-making and the ability to plan strategically, and we readily recognise good organisational skills in our leaders.
Dwelling in God’s word: what is family?
by Julie Krause
What is ‘family’? There are many different definitions, but a simple Google search suggests: A group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit All the descendants of a common ancestor A group of related things … I have a weird family … Six children. Four different fathers and only… Read more
Dwelling in God’s word: we all have a role
by Anne Hansen
In the 1990s I travelled to the USA to join a Lutheran Youth Encounter musical team, ‘Captive Free’ touring the US east coast for 12 months. There were six of us: a drummer, a singer, a bass guitarist, lead guitarist, keyboard player, and sound technician.
Dwelling in God’s word: the great co-mission
by Mick Hauser
A lot seems to be made of mission. Complicated methods of how we should go about it are multiform, seeking to be true to the ‘Great Commission’ Jesus entrusted to the church.
Dwelling in God’s word: where is God leading me?
by Matt Bishop
Something I learnt while working as an economist in Canberra is that you can have the best policy ideas in the world, but don’t bother if you can’t think through the transition of taking them from A (an idea) to B (a practical reality).
Dwelling in God’s word: change – should we fear it?
by Pastor Matt Anker
What reaction do you have when you find yourself dealing with change? Of course, it depends on the nature and extent of such change, but I have experienced everything from excitement to dread, from anxiety to hope, from anticipation to fear.
Dwelling in God’s word: living ethically
by Mark Worthing
As a teenager I came across In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. This is a novel in which a handful of Christians decide to ask what Jesus would do before they make each decision. Their community is transformed. I thought, ‘I need to do that’. Well, I made it about three days before giving up.
Dwelling in God’s word: walking with Jesus
by Peter Hage
Our journey through life is filled with millions of steps. Even though we live in an era of fast-moving vehicles, walking is still an important aspect of daily life. It’s generally thought that walking 10,000 steps a day is a positive way to help keep blood pressure down and heart disease at bay.
Dwelling in God’s word: celebrating our differences
by Craig Heidenreich
Over the Easter weekend, my wife and I were guests at an African youth affirmation event and had the privilege of joining hundreds of colourfully dressed and exuberant young people while they encouraged each other – it was full on!