Theology

Quiet Please: politicians are present

July 3, 2009 | Phillip JensenShould Christian politicians mention their faith? An article in the current Australian Journal of Political Science says they should 'exercise caution".

Gambling and covetousness

June 26, 2009 | Phillip JensenOf all the addictions one of the worst is gambling.

Christians at risk of affluenza?

June 11, 2009 | Phillip JensenAffluence is a slowly growing pattern of life. So slow in its development that we do not even notice it happening to us.

It’s not just cricket

June 6, 2009 | Phillip JensenSadly, very sadly, one of our cricketers has been sent home. His alcohol drinking an embarrassment to a team sponsored by and advocating the drinking of alcohol.

The water of death

May 29, 2009 | Phillip JensenFor the Bible writers, who knew that sin brings death, water is an obvious symbol of both cleansing and life. But water also symbolises judgement.

God’s justice and ours

May 22, 2009 | Phillip JensenIn the new age of terrorism, drug pushers and bikie gangs, utilitarian legislation is being enacted which seems to by-pass the basic premise of justice.

Johns scandal exposes hypocrisy

May 16, 2009 | Phillip JensenHow long will Australia welter in the mire of decadence in the name of individual freedom before somebody says "enough"? Our hypocrisy will not forever cover our shame.

Sad truth behind Mothers Day

May 8, 2009 | Phillip JensenAt her mother's death, Anna Marie Jarvis remembered words for her own mother's Bible class and decided, by the grace of God, to put them into effect.

Mothers Day connections

May 1, 2009 | Phillip JensenNext Sunday we come to Mother's Day. Next to Christmas it is the easiest occasion to invite somebody to church. It is too good an opportunity to miss.

Spiritual KPIs undercut gospel of grace

April 28, 2009 | Narelle JarrettBefore we became Christians our measure of our value was largely based on performance. Therefore it isn't surprising that not long after becoming Christians, we construct a performance-based measure of our relationship with God. Very quickly we forget who and what we were at the moment of salvation and shift back to a doctrine of works...

The ‘arrogance’ of humility

April 25, 2009 | Phillip JensenIn the eyes of the world we are arrogant because we preach what cannot be known. We preach that Jesus died for the sins of the world, that Jesus rose from the dead, that Jesus is the judge of all humanity, that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life - the only way to the Father...

Joyful sorrow

April 18, 2009 | Phillip JensenHow strange is the death of one of God's people.

Easter Sunday: a Certain Hope

April 11, 2009 | Phillip JensenChristians live in hope. But our hope is not a false one that will disappoint us.

Advancing atheism at Easter

April 4, 2009 | Phillip JensenIt is sad that society needs to be encouraged to be social. It is sadder still that Christians need to be encouraged to be Christian...

Christian spirituality v worldly spirituality

March 28, 2009 | Phillip JensenConfusion abounds about Spirituality. It is a word used both inside and outside Christianity. But it covers such a wide range of phenomena that we often do not know what people mean by it.