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November 18, 2016 0

Drawn not Driven, A Sweeter Song…

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  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…

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“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

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A few days ago this article appeared in the local press, of someone being photographed in their “Rastafarian” garb of wearing a colander on they head of the 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 beliefs, but […]

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August 13, 2014 0

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

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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?

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  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

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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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May 5, 2014 2

Worship Directions 4 – Out

Part Four: Out “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.”  Psalm 96:3. “The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.”  Psalm 97:1. “From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you will I fulfil my vows. The poor will […]

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May 5, 2014 2

Worship Directions 3 – In

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Click to read Part One – Worship Directions Intro Click to read Part Two – Worship Up Part Three: In Worship also involves the direction of IN! “My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To […]

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May 5, 2014 2

Worship Directions 2 – Up

Click here to read Part One – Worship Directions Part Two: Up “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1. Now to start, I am not saying up because God in some way lives above the clouds in […]

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