When surveyed about what should be on television, most people say they want more documentaries. The ABC has certainly complied with this wish, giving us documentaries on every conceivable (and inconceivable) subject. We have wandered the art world of Europe, the reproductive cycle of the ant, the history of dance, and the wonders of the cosmos. We have delved into the history of war and the history of love, the history of science, even the history of Christianity.
Concordances are one of the most basic tools of Bible study. A concordance is an alphabetical listing of the words used in the Bible, giving the scripture reference and part of the verse for the context. (more…)
The best simple introductory commentary is by Leon Morris in the Tyndale series (New Edition, 1983). F.F. Bruce offers a similarly helpful introductory work, covering 1 and 2 Corinthians in the same volume (New Century Bible, 1981). (more…)
In the first of two articles, Andrew Reid (General Secretary of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students) looks at student work in Australia. Where have we come from? What’s going on? Where are we going? (more…)
As moral debates of all kinds rage in our community, Christians feel the need to speak out. The trouble is, whenever we make strong moral statements, we end up sounding like were defending morality rather than preaching the gospel. How do we argue for Christian morality in a post-Christian society? (more…)
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks came to Australia in the post-war migration boom. They came in search of wealth and a better future for their children.
Anyone who is trying to teach stories from the Bible needs some background help. We want to be able to bring the story to life, with vivid details about the distance people travelled, or the weather they experienced, or the military threats they lived under.
K.P. Donfried’s The Roman’s Debate (Augsburg, 1977), a collection of essays on the purpose of Romans, is a good introduction to this epistle.
One of the best-kept secrets in the Christian world is that gospel work needs money. Yes, Jesus did say “You cannot serve God and Money” and Paul backed him up with “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”-So its understandable that Christians are loathe to give the subject too much airplay. (more…)
A fifth century heretic in modern clothes is abroad on the Australian Christian scene. To find out what he’s doing here and why he’s talking so much about baptism, read on…