Ministry thinking

The Truth Behind ISIL

September 12, 2014 | Phillip JensenPresident Obama objects to the name ‘Islamic State’ (IS) because he says it’s neither Islamic nor a State.

Don’t Leave Us Fatherless

September 5, 2014 | Phillip JensenThis weekend we honour fathers who stick to their task of caring for their children and their children’s mother.

Why I went on Living with the Enemy ...and had them come and live with me

September 4, 2014 | David OuldEngaging with society and culture has always been tricky for Christians.

Who’s the Addict? What’s the Addiction?

August 22, 2014 | Phillip JensenOne of the characteristics of an addict is denial.

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August 8, 2014 | Phillip JensenI awoke on Friday morning to the news of Christians fleeing for their lives in Iraq.

Your Work + My Life = Balance!

August 1, 2014 | Phillip JensenAround ten years ago my local chicken shop came under new management.

Why Christians Work

July 25, 2014 | Phillip JensenIt was long ago that the community agreed upon a 40-hour week...

Caring or Killing

July 12, 2014 | Phillip Jensen“Is the baby normal?” is one of the first questions parents ask the doctor...

Celebrating Naidoc

July 11, 2014 | Dominic SteeleMany people don’t realise it was Aboriginal Christians who started NAIDOC week.

Pastoral Ministry and Changes

July 6, 2014 | Phillip JensenJust as Christians can never retire from serving the Lord Jesus Christ, so also we can never retire from serving other people.


June 27, 2014 | Phillip JensenPersonal identity – the “Who am I?” question – is one of the most difficult issues to resolve.

God made me this way

June 20, 2014 | Phillip JensenThe nature/nurture debate is as endless as the determinist/freedom dispute.

When we get it wrong

June 5, 2014 | Russell PowellSome months ago, the team at Southern Cross started planning to do a cover story on prayer.

Religious Violence and the Kidnapped Girls

May 23, 2014 | Phillip JensenThere is no excuse and no way of justifying the dreadful kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria.

The Budget: Being Economical with the Truth

May 17, 2014 | Phillip JensenDid Tony Abbott lie? Did Julia Gillard lie? Do all politicians lie? Do they have to lie in order to run the country?