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October 7, 2017 0

Life is a Story

I like to say that Religions are the rules that humanity has come up with to try to appease an angry God, while Christianity is the Story of what a loving God has done to reach and restore us. We are spending time looking at different stories, aspects of ‘story’ and storytelling in the sermons […]

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January 26, 2017 1

Is it arrogant to pray for small things?

I’ve seen this meme with a Ricky Gervais quote often in the past year or so.. I do get the point this meme wants to make, but I’m not sure it doesn’t in fact miss the point of prayer altogether… for example I have some friends that, if I ask them to help me find […]

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November 18, 2016 0

Drawn not Driven, A Sweeter Song…

  Audio is quality is not great as it is from a digital recorder just in my top pocket, but in this session I share some of my journey to faith and the factors that keep me gazing upon God.

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September 17, 2016 0

ABBA* : Thank you for the muse…

“A Torrent of Clichés” and “As superficial and monotonous as the music at its centre” Read The Age Article Here… I don’t usually comment before reading or watching something for myself, but these lines, from the New York Times and Newsday’s critics of the movie Hillsong: Let Hope Rise brought an image to mind as […]

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November 28, 2015 0

Is this “Pasta” for real

A few days ago this article appeared in the local press, of someone being photographed in their “Pastafarian” garb of wearing a colander on their head for use on their drivers licence. http://m.theage.com.au/…/pastafarian-gets-victorian-drivers… Now I appreciate, and actually find both amusing and poignant, the Flying Spaghetti Monster concept and the arguments it makes against religious […]

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August 13, 2014 0

How can there be a God in a world of such horrors?

In recent weeks the most harrowing stories have come to light of incidents in the north of Iraq and Syria where death is not just commonplace, but death of the most brutal kind.  On some forums there are those who repeat the refrain “Where is God in all this?” or “How can there be a […]

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June 3, 2014 2

Covering Sins?

  This blog post is distilled from a sermons preached at Torquay Christian Fellowship (Australia). © Chris Rowney 2014 What does God most want you to remember from the New Testament? Any ideas? OK, who knows what 1 Peter 4:8 says without looking it up?   Go on I’ll give you a moment…     […]

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May 5, 2014 0

Worship Directions Single Post

This blog post is distilled from a series of sermons preached at Torquay Christian Fellowship (Australia) in late 2005. Part One: Being enjoyed by God! Our action as we approach God, and our reaction when we meet His presence. From the title of this blog you can see I’m planning to write for a few pages […]

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