Ministry thinking

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?

From the Dean’s wife

May 11, 2014 | Phillip JensenFor Mother's Day,in this week's 'From the Dean' Phillip Jensen shares words of his wisdom from this wife, Helen.

A preacher’s challenge

May 3, 2014 | Phillip JensenIf ever a preacher had a challenge it was Bob Carr’s recent statement...

Anzac and Easter

April 24, 2014 | Phillip JensenThe sacrifices that we remember this week can heighten our appreciation of the cost of Easter.

The Most Dangerous Idea

April 17, 2014 | Phillip JensenWhich dangerous idea has the greatest potential to change the world for the better?

Bullies and Censorship

April 11, 2014 | Phillip JensenIf you do not defy bullies you will be enslaved to them.