The Herald reports… Mercy Ministries home to close RUTH POLLARD INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR October 28, 2009 ALLEGATIONS of widespread abuse at Mercy Ministries group homes appear finally to have caught up with the fundamentalist Christian group, which has announced it will close its Sydney home on October 31, citing ”extreme financial challenges and a steady drop … More Mercy Ministries Melt-Down
Many of us over the years have seen marriages fail within the pastoral teams leading church plants; often it is the senior pastors’ marriages. This is a painful tragedy when it happens; no one wants this. Often there are children involved as well. Most of us here I imagine would agree that these marriages are … More When Marriages are Sacrificed for the Church
I was reading a message by Simon McIntyre (a Senior Pastor at C3 Oxford Falls). I’ve often enjoyed his preaching in the past. At first, he made some reasonably good points on the subject of us saying ‘God told me’ – using this to justify doing things that we want to do even when it … More Doing What Your Leader ‘Suggests’
Surviving is either remaining in or coming out of your megachurch/church with your faith and heart intact. How have you done it? Here are some thoughts that Heretic and I have come up with. 1. Roll your eyes back and think of the Church of England. (Hmm – my motive for going initially was that … More How to Survive Your Megachurch
Do you now trust Benny Hinn after this ‘exclusive’ interview?
Recently I was reading an article on the value of discipline in achieving end goals. The article pointed out that discipline is not the end in itself, but plays a valuable part in forming consistent habits which help us achieve whatever level of the activity that we deem helpful to our end objectives. There are … More The Value of Discipline
An article in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday detailed the concerns and reactions of the Anglican church to their significant losses in the GFC, which have led to them needing to cut back signifcant ministry positions and activities. The question was raised about why they experienced those losses – were the losses they experienced God’s … More Judgement, Lessons or Life?
Around the turn of the century Australians became aware of a growing religious minority within their society which was not readily assimilating and did not share the same mainstream values. Although professing loyalty to Australia, many questioned this as their ultimate loyalty was to clerics overseas. This group also claimed to worship the same God … More The Enemy Within
Teddy e-mailed me this site. I finally had a chance to read some of them. Many of the article are fantastic and the one’s they post up are very insightful to ministry and understanding the bible and the times we are living in. http://mkayla.wordpress.com/ A bit that I liked (out of the many articles and … More M’Kayla’s Korner – A Site To Bookmark
The doctrine of Sola Scriptura was a foundational principle of the Reformation and is a view held very strongly by most Protestants and especially evangelicals. Put simply the doctrine states that the Bible is the only inerrant authority for Christian faith and that it contains all knowledge necessary for salvation. Evangelicals generally go further and … More Sola Scriptura – Is it Scriptural?