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Why Study the Nazi Church?

I have recently been asked on several occasions why I have decided to dedicate the next three years of my life to studying for a Ph.D. focussing the Lutheran State Church under Nazi rule. The question is asked by those … Continue reading

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Jack T. Chick and The Witches of Nar Nar Goon

The sociological phenomenon known as the ‘satanic panic’ hit the country town of Warragul in the early 1990’s, where for a brief time the locals had become alarmed at the rise in satanic ritual activity amongst the towns youth. Rumours … Continue reading

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The Journey of Prayer: Part I

I would like to welcome you to my new short story series on prayer. I have gathered together some of my writings on the nature of prayer, in which I reflect on those who have influenced my understanding of what … Continue reading

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Dad’s Forgiveness: A Story of Redemption

I. I discovered early on in life that my father hated being called ‘Dave.’ As a proud David, my Dad has always felt that the somewhat more informal ‘Dave’ is an assault on his dignity. Unfortunately for him, there was … Continue reading

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Worship Music and the Jesus Fetish

‘I wanna sit at your feet. Drink from the cup in your hand. Lay back against you and breathe, here your heart beat This love is so deep, it’s more than I can stand. I melt in your peace, it’s … Continue reading

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Why You Won’t Catch Me at a Hillsong Event

For my birthday weekend last year I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne visiting my family. They had arranged to fly me down and take me out to dinner at some fancy place in the CBD on the Sunday … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Contextualising Theology

In his book Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, Daniel L. Migliore writes that ‘all theology is contextual.’ (1) By this Migliore refers to the now well-established notion of theological work being the result of an interaction between … Continue reading

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