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Almighty God & The Australian Constitution by Dr Graham McLennan (1996)

100 year ago the Bathurst branch of the Australasian Federation League held a People’s Convention. Amongst the League’s Vice Presidents were the Anglican and Catholic Bishops of Bathurst. The local Wesleyan minister was the Convention’s Secretary. The Convention was preceded on the 15th of November by the observation of Federation Sunday, with special church services […]

The Case for Christian Social Involvement by Bill Muehlenberg

Martin Niemoller was a decorated submarine commander in WWI, an ardent nationalist and a pastor in Germany. At first he welcomed the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. Later, however, he realised that Hitler was heading the wrong way, and he became an outspoken critic of Hitler and Nazism. While most churches and church leaders […]

Engaging the Culture by John Whitehead

All too often modern Christians portray Jesus Christ as a meek, harmless friend of the world. But that is not the picture found in the Gospels or the book of Revelation. Far from being passive or meek, Jesus Christ was both controversial and dogmatic. Jesus Christ was not ‘broadminded” nor did he regard multicultural beliefs […]

Australia’s Christian Heritage by Dr Graham McLennan

As Christian leaders we need to reflect on our foundations and recognise the hand of God in the commencement of a Christian nation in the Pacific within reach of the great Asian nations. While many Australians look to a convict past with its fear of authority and feeling of inferiority, rejection, isolation and loneliness, there […]

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