Month: July 2017


27 July 2017

Amanda is one of our Tasmanian students who has fallen in love with Harvest. The busy life of a mum can make studying difficult. However Amanda, with her passion to serve God, chose our online study option and absolutely enjoyed it! That option fitted so perfectly with everything else going on in her life. Amanda…

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How to think well about contemporary ministry

24 July 2017

As a pastor of a small church in Melbourne, I am constantly thinking about what makes a good church and how my church can be a force for good in our community. Recently, the Holy Spirit gave me four key words to describe the church we should be: Connected: by building strong connections with each…

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Fun is not a Four-Letter Word

14 July 2017

There’s an old saying, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. As with many such quotes, there is wisdom behind these words. In contemporary Western society, it can seem like (or actually be) that we are driven and measured by our output and efficiency. Such a perspective can lead to attitudes that…

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Contradictory Trends in Today’s World

12 July 2017

When we look at what is happening in today’s world, and in Australia particularly, two starkly different trends stand out in relation to Christianity. First, Christianity is in trouble and under attack. Worldwide we see: A steady decline in church membership and attendance in all western countries, especially affecting the mainline Protestant denominations. A steady,…

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