Wisdom was highly prized among all cultures of the ancient Middle East but the wisdom of Israel stood head and shoulders above them all. This distinctive emphasis was twofold: wisdom was revealed by God and as a result […]
Alpha Canis Majoris – the “Dog” star – is the brightest star in our night sky. Known as Sirius, its name is taken from the Greek word meaning “scorching” or “glowing.”
Sirus is located 48 trillion miles – or […]
Running down the side of the house where Karen and I live is a long expanse of verge that, apart from a couple of nice trees, is completely devoid of life.
Well, almost completely.
During the Winter season with its […]
“The Starry Night” is one of the most well-known paintings in Western culture and is regarded as being Vincent van Gogh’s finest achievement.
However, as popular as it is, only a few would know the story behind its creation.
I had heard of Ted Gibson by reputation only. He was acknowledged as one of the premier theologians in Australia and as the Principal of the Baptist Theological College of Queensland he had overseen a period of enormous […]
In my final year of High School I lined up for my heat in the 200 metres sprint and with about two thirds of the race run, I found myself out in front and on my own.
For one […]
Paul’s exhortation for Christians to “think of others as better than themselves” in Phil. 2:3 is a call for us to live a counter-cultural lifestyle. Humility was not regarded as a virtue in the ancient world, nor is […]
As I write this article Australia’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 has just concluded.
“What in the world does mental health have to do with relationships?” you ask.
Everything, actually – especially in this time of what has come to […]