One of the most radical verses in the bible, one that changed the course of history but now forgotten is Genesis 1:27 which says: “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” In January my daughter-in-law lost the baby in her womb. It was 21 weeks old. He was given the name Matthias Peter Begbie. It may seem a strange question for us, but in our strange new world it is a significant to ask, was this embryo human?
On Friday 18 May we held the Mathew Hale Public Library annual dinner. Over 140 people attended this event to pay tribute to the life of Alex Crawford, hear from ABC Radio presenter Steve Austin, and engage in fellowship with fellow believers committed to the promoting of Biblical truth in the Anglican Diocese of Southern Queensland.
With deep sadness we regret to announce that Alex Crawford, founder and secretary of the Mathew Hale Public Library, died on Saturday, 23 September.
Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Revelation 14:13)
That might seem like a fairly obvious question. If complex means “consisting of many different and connected parts” then of course Christian ministry is complex! There’s preaching and evangelism and pastoral care and morning tea rosters and child safety training and small groups and leadership training and community outreach and workplace health and safety and overseas mission support and parish council and on and on and on. Perhaps a better question is what is there about Christian ministry that isn’t complex!
I read an interesting article the other day about ‘entitled teenagers’ - young people who “feel like the world owes them everything and parents exist to please and meet their teenagers’ every desire and whim. These entitled teenagers are resistant to parental authority, demanding, and often unable to manage failure or disappointment”.