Posts tagged “christian

What makes us unclean?

Posted on September 3, 2015

Last Sunday, I preached. Those familiar with the service style at St Matthew’s will not be surprised to hear that though I love preaching, my opportunities are limited. So to preach at St Paul’s Bendigo was welcome. Thanks Dean John!   The occasion was Refugee Sunday, and the New Testament lectionary readings for the day were from Mark 7 and James 1. The day and the readings were particularly apt given Bendigo had just ‘hosted’ a meeting of the United Patriot Front, who were using Bendigo as a rallying point for their brand of anti-Islam fear-mongering. In addition, St Paul’s had been a target of their rage in the last week. I suspect that Dean John invited me to speak because I have been somewhat…

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Radical discipleship in the suburbs.

Posted on March 27, 2015

In 1988, two couples. bought a house together. Kevin Avenue became the inspiration for several “community houses”, where we could reach out to those beyond the boundaries of eastern suburban church culture.

They enabled us to learn, in an embodied way, what a “discipleship community” could look like. These households also became a staging ground for a wider discipleship community.

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