Mission-minded church

Who is church designed for?

August 1, 2012 | Raj GuptaDo churches know how to operate in a post-Christian world?

Four questions about suicide

July 25, 2012 | Michael KellahanWhat do you say at the funeral of someone who has committed suicide?

Facing our greatest threat

July 11, 2012 | Michael KellahanI’m preaching through Isaiah at the moment and have been struck afresh by the failure of God’s people to trust him.

Lifecyles of the average church

July 4, 2012 | Raj GuptaThough only made popular in the last decade or so in Sydney circles, the first research in the area of Church Lifecycles was published in 1962.

Getting the context right

June 27, 2012 | Michael KellahanI can’t look at Facebook without seeing another ministry friend jetting off to the States. American churches are resource-rich and generous but I wonder ...

20 Minute Sermons?

June 13, 2012 | Raj GuptaFor some time it has been argued that sermons should be no more than 20 minutes. Or do Sermonettes produce Christianettes.....

Why I won’t be at church next Sunday

June 6, 2012 | Michael KellahanI've decided to become more involved with the local cycling club. I want to mix with blokes in the real world. There is a problem though.

The Changing of the Guard

May 23, 2012 | Raj GuptaWith the announcement that John Woodhouse will be retiring, combined with the scheduled election of the Archbishop, 2013 will be a significant year.

In those days there was no king

March 28, 2012 | Raj GuptaIs one of the sins of Sydney Evangelicalism our tendency to allow our differences to get in the way of the advancement of the gospel?

Christians - the predictive search test

March 21, 2012 | Michael KellahanWhat do people think of Christians? Ask Google.

Is there a better way?

March 7, 2012 | Michael KellahanWhy does so much ministry feel like re-inventing the wheel? Could we co-operate better to avoid needless duplication?

Church discipline - what happened?

March 1, 2012 | Raj GuptaThe Bible could not be clearer about the reality and necessity of church discipline.

Encouraging a culture of Bible reading

February 22, 2012 | Michael KellahanLast year someone pointed out to me we had no system at church for encouraging people to read the bible. My reaction to this was of course denial.

Too many activities?

February 15, 2012 | Raj GuptaI approached this year’s planning with the thinking that we should strip back our church’s level of activities.

Rethinking Parish Councils

December 21, 2011 | Raj GuptaEvery Parish Council has been there: you need a new stove. And when time comes for the discussion, everyone has an opinion....