Church life

Searching for the Supernatural

August 20, 2009 | Archie PoulosIn our pursuit of the supernatural it is easy to conceive the natural and supernatural as opposites. But this is never the Bible's view.

War with a ghostly enemy

August 13, 2009 | Archie PoulosWe are in danger of thinking there is no enemy. Whenever that happens there is a real possibility that our 'soldiers' will begin fighting amongst themselves.

Churches that fit their community

August 6, 2009 | Archie PoulosChurch By the Bridge recently ran an Art competition for depictions of their suburb. It was very successful. And made me question my church's place in its community.

Going back to our roots

July 30, 2009 | Archie PoulosIs the search for 'vintage' church a wise attempt to address people's lack of 'rootedness' or a bad ministry idea?

5 ways the gospel challenges us

July 23, 2009 | Archie PoulosI recently watched a brilliant ABC doco on the excommunication of two Amish families for following the gospel. It left me with 5 challenges.

Why planting movements are scary

July 16, 2009 | Archie PoulosIn many parts of the world churches have moved on from attempting church planting to developing church planting movements.

Why doesn’t anyone understand me?

July 9, 2009 | Archie PoulosThere were many great things I learnt from a recent church planting conference - unexpectedly the strongest lessons related to conflict resolution.

First contact for new migrants

July 2, 2009 | Archie PoulosAbout 100 Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus arrived permanently in Australia every day. What should we do about it?

Is my daughter racist?

June 25, 2009 | Archie PoulosA simple comment from daughter reminded me that the mere fact of being the majority culture alienates people.

Mobility: how it changes church life

June 18, 2009 | Archie PoulosMobility means denominations and the local, parish church matter less. What are the good and bad impacts of mobility on ministry?

Gen Y: desiring God now

June 14, 2009 | Archie PoulosGen Y is called the 'I want it, and I want it now' generation. How does this impact the way they see God?

Tribute to a revival preacher

June 4, 2009 | John SandemanThe Rev Geoffrey Bingham, former Principal of the Bible College of South Australia - a preacher who saw revival in South Australia - died earlier this week.

When names hurt

May 28, 2009 | Archie PoulosNames like 'evangelical' and 'Calvinist' are losing their meaning, thus threatening to corrupt these terms and mislead people .

Stop warning against Super-apostles

May 21, 2009 | Archie PoulosI think Sydneysiders are like the people of Nazareth who think it is impossible for anything good to come out of our hometown, and so we look overseas.

Westfield grants ministry aid

May 14, 2009 | Archie PoulosWell, not just Westfield... Stockland, AMP Capital; in fact all the shopping centre owners have provided a great boost for ministry.