Theology

One Blood

October 23, 2009 | Phillip JensenAn agnostic Australian politician once defended his anti-racist views by saying his father had taught him that because God was his father, all men were his brothers. It was an illuminating comment...

Church Planters, Founders and Sponsors

October 16, 2009 | Phillip JensenPlaying one round of golf does not normally qualify you as 'a golfer'. So it is a little strange to call somebody who has only planted one church a 'Church Planter'.

A Double Life?

October 8, 2009 | Phillip JensenWhat are we to make of the advertising campaign for a double life in Daylesford?

Labour Day: a sad celebration

October 1, 2009 | Phillip JensenThis weekend is a sad celebration. Sad because it is a holiday that has lost its meaning. Sad because the victory it celebrates has been lost in our affluence.

Beyond tolerance

September 26, 2009 | Phillip JensenA Biblical word for 'tolerance' is 'patience': not just 'passively waiting' but 'enduring suffering without retaliation'.

A Christian Nation?

September 18, 2009 | Phillip JensenThere have been considerable complaint about the Government of NSW upholding our traditional Easter and Christmas holidays.

More than Fatherhood under Attack

September 11, 2009 | Phillip JensenIn the midst of last Sunday's celebrations of Father's Day, I was told a depressing story of the rejection of fatherhood.

Private Scandals and Public Leadership?

September 4, 2009 | Phillip JensenThis week has revealed the sad and pathetic story of another political figure forced to resign because of a scandal in his personal life. It is a story without winners – apart from media ratings.

Content, Context and Corinthian Confusion

August 28, 2009 | Phillip JensenWe must read the Bible in context. But what is the context in which we are to read it? And what is the relationship between context and content?

The power to witness

August 21, 2009 | Phillip JensenDo you feel overwhelmed by the non-Christian world around you? Witnessing is a distressing activity. Most Christians find it difficult.

Calvin and rethinking corporate worship

August 16, 2009 | David PalmerThe 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth provides an opportunity to think again about the practice of corporate worship.

Time to Grow Up

August 14, 2009 | Phillip JensenIt is usually a sign of childish unspirituality when people accuse some churches of being too cerebral.

Kyle Sandilands, materialism and media scapegoats

August 7, 2009 | Phillip JensenIt has been another sad week for the media. As with the football scandal of a few months ago, another high profile media personality has lost his job because of public outcry.

9 Marks and Cornhill in Sydney

July 31, 2009 | Phillip JensenThis month we have two of the world's Evangelical leaders visiting our city. They will speak at the Cathedral Spring Convention on Saturday afternoon (15th) and at two ministry conferences the following week organised by the Diocesan Department of Ministry and Training.

Questions about miracles

July 25, 2009 | Phillip JensenPreaching through 1 Corinthians 12-14 raises numerous questions about miracles.