"We love because He first loved us" 1 Jn 4:19

Posts from May 2015

Crying in the rain

Technology has changed incredibly in my lifetime.  Magnetic tape was invented in 1928.  Okay, that’s quite a bit before I began “my lifetime”.  But magnetic tape was limited at first to bulky and expensive ‘reel to reel’ recording machines.  However in 1962 (two years after I began my apprenticeship as a fitter and turner) Phillips […]

The unmentionable subject

Last Monday evening the ABC’s Q&A program featured a lengthy discussion on death and dying. Underlying those discussions was that death is one of those “unmentionable subjects” in our society. One is tempted to ask, “Surely among Christians death is not an unmentionable subject?”  The very next morning, after watching this program, one of our […]

Country Churches

Preaching last Sunday in a couple of country churches (Goondiwindi and Inglewood) brought home to me again some matters that have often troubled me deeply. That is the need for sound Biblical teaching in small congregations in some of the remote places of Australia and the problem of the survival of these small churches. Occasionally […]

Come Lord Jesus, Come Quickly

Usually I can relate to a poem that I read many years ago.  I don’t remember the exact words of it but I remember well the thrust of it.  It was the way we pray for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The mother prays: Come Lord Jesus… but then she adds: But please […]

The Executions

One of the issues that replaced the devastating earthquake in Nepal off the front pages of the TV news and daily papers was the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the Bali-nine drug smugglers.  I am all for being a little patriotic about one’s country and her citizens, but I did […]