Christian Teaching

Weary of Politics? A Few Thoughts to Help Christians Avoid Cynicism

Aussies have voted, but many are cynical, including many Christians. Here are 13 thoughts to help you keep perspective.

Practicing Gratitude: What to Remember and What to Forget

The negative experiences in our past can shape how we see the world, others, and ourselves. That’s why what we should be remembering is the good things.

When ‘Reloading’ Isn’t an Option: Dealing with Real Life and Decision Paralysis

Sometimes, the fact that we can’t “reload” our real-life decisions until we land on the most desirable outcome, can paralyse us, writes Jessica Tan.

Are Your Led by Your Feelings or Faith? 5 Subconscious Lies That Can Deceive Christians

We’re living in a society where we think our feelings are critical to our existence, and it’s all sorts of beliefs that shape us, writes Akos Balogh.

What Are You Worth? A Different View

Our society tells us that our worth is based on jobs, relationships, or material ‘stuff’ you have. Christianity takes a very different view.

Your Kingdom or God’s Kingdom?

When he was tempted in the wilderness, Jesus knew that the only kingdom worth having is the kingdom that God has promised to give you.

There’s a Word for What I’m Experiencing: Wintering. Maybe You’re Feeling it Too

‘Wintering’ is a word for those times when life turns cold, through crisis or loss, and we find ourselves living at a slower pace to everyone else.

Humility Hasn’t Always Been a Virtue. Here’s How its Meaning Changed

Along with kindness and generosity, humility may be our most-cited quality of a good person. But it hasn’t always been considered a virtue.

The Gospels and The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is a summary of the four Gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are summed up in this prayer. But in reverse.

You Can Be Completely Saved

How fully do you think you are saved right now? Do you think you’re 50% saved? Or perhaps you think you’re doing very nicely, and you think you’re 80% saved

When God Answers Back

When we pray, we are usually talking to God. Telling God what we think we need. I doubt that many of us have heard God answering back.

The Criteria for Being a Christian

According to Christ, the criteria for being a Christian was never total uniformity in doctrinal understanding or a perfect faith.

Seven Practical Tips for Retaining Your Assurance and Joy

We were never meant to do life on our own and as God’s child, He promises his Spirit to help and to strengthen us when trouble threatens to steal our joy.

Why God Commands Us to Weep

There’s one commandment in the Bible that might make you wonder…Why did Jesus weep and why does he command us to as well?

Red Rope Christianity

Christians should be extremely careful about red rope Christianity and its ability to create pretensions that somehow we are better than others.

Who Am I To Think I Can Improve The Timing Of God?

I wonder what could be achieved if we were willing to respond when the timing of God disrupts our lives, instead of waiting for when it’s convenient for us.

I Asked God to Help Me Grow, It Started Raining

Growth happens when when we’re faced with circumstances we can’t control, conflict we’re forced to resolve, or pride we realise needs to be cut out.

4 Ways Political Disagreements Can Damage the Church

As our society becomes ever more polarised in political viewpoints, this attitude can seep into our churches with devastating effects.