King James Bible Exhibition in Sydney

I hear the King James Version is touring Sydney this month and next, the Village Church Annandale up to 31st July and another venue (TBA) between 4th – 28th August. "Twenty-five historical Bibles including a King James Version from 1611, are touring the nation. Sydney will be next to see this amazing Historical Collection, presented … Continue reading King James Bible Exhibition in Sydney

AAANZ Sydney Event – What Would Happen if We Really Tried Nonviolence?

What Would Happen if We Really Tried Nonviolence? Would it be a disaster? Would it be faithful? Would it open us some new possibilities? If it's a question that intrigues you, or possibly even concerns you, you may want to come along to this event: AAANZ Sydney Event: “What Would Happen if We Really Tried … Continue reading AAANZ Sydney Event – What Would Happen if We Really Tried Nonviolence?

Blackstump, McLaren and the Sines

Ok, so I am finally sitting down to write about Blackstump 2009, or at least my experience of it. For those of you who don’t live in Australia, Blackstump is the down under equivalent of Greenbelt, a four day festival of Christian music, art and teaching. I wasn’t there for four days though, just last … Continue reading Blackstump, McLaren and the Sines

What do you think life’s about?

With the Jesus All About Life campaign now underway in Sydney I thought I'd do a scan of what's happening online. In the process I stumbled across a conversation between Dominic Steel, senior minister of Christians in the Media, and Shane Rogerson, an old church buddy. Dominic asks, "I have been struggling to think of … Continue reading What do you think life’s about?

Civil Disobedience or just Naughty Christians?

Hope FM, a Christian radio station in Sydney, Australia, broadcasted an interview with Jarrod McKenna earlier this week. Here's the blurb: Four anti-war protestors risked their lives recently, by entering defense land at Shoalwater Bay in Queensland, during live firing and bombing exercises. They were attempting to halt a major military training operation, called Talisman … Continue reading Civil Disobedience or just Naughty Christians?

Jesus All About Life … and bodily excretions

Just been watching the new kids resources for the upcoming Jesus All About Life campaign in Sydney. Completely irreverant, Aussie style, sorta like a Louie the Fly meets Billy Graham. Not my style but I'm not the demographic. I'll have to test it on my kids and see what they make of it. There's a … Continue reading Jesus All About Life … and bodily excretions

Faith Beyond Church Forum

For those in Sydney, you may be interested to hear that Ryde based group The Harbour is holding a forum called “Faith Beyond Church” next month. The forum is for people "who have been emotionally or spiritually hurt or disillusioned by the institutional church" with the aim of providing opportunities for people to share experiences and find … Continue reading Faith Beyond Church Forum

God Hates … These Videos

Boing Boing has been drawing attention to the new Westboro Baptist Church music video, "God Hates the World". Oh how joyous! http://embed.break.com/MjkyMTk2 Westboro God Hates The World Music Video - Watch more Funny Videos All I would like to do is draw attention to what the Australia Baptist Union has said of Westboro Baptist Church … Continue reading God Hates … These Videos

Michael Jensen on John Calvin

Jarrod Saul McKenna has drawn attention to an interesting article on John Calvin by Michael Jensen, son of the Archbishop of Sydney and sometimes visitor to this blog. If you have hung out at Glocal Christianity for any length of time you would know I am not a huge fan of Calvin, that I identify … Continue reading Michael Jensen on John Calvin

What’s wrong with Aussie Baptists?!

Ross Clifford, former President of the Baptist Union in Australia and principle of Morling College, recently wrote on the state of the denomination in Together in Ministry and I though a few of you might find it an interesting read. For those who don't know the back story, Ross, along with my friend Philip Johnson, were the … Continue reading What’s wrong with Aussie Baptists?!

Sydney Anglicans in Financial Crisis

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that the Sydney Anglicans are in deep financial crisis and contemplating severe ministry cutbacks. Damien Murphy writes: "THE world's richest and largest Anglican diocese has lost more than $100 million on the sharemarket and is investigating ways to cut programs and ministries across Sydney." "Two years ago the Anglican … Continue reading Sydney Anglicans in Financial Crisis