Education

Education

T4G 2016

Together for the Gospel Conference 2016 will commence in a little over a week. And on Monday (4 April), I’ll be leading a group of 2 pastors, 2 seminary students and others interested parties to attend this conference together. Looking forward to all that God will do – not just over the course of the time we spend together, but through each of our lives in to the…

O Captain, My Captain…

Mr West. Former Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School. A wonderful teacher, a visionary, an inspirer of men, much loved by Trinitarians far and wide. His passing has been mourned by many. For a few days after news spread across the Trinity community, former students scattered throughout the world posted a variety of tributes to him. That in itself is a testament to not…

Total Depravity

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23    Earlier this week, I briefly skimmed through an article about the discovery of the remains of a massacre of prehistoric nomad/hunters in Kenya. I didn’t really think much of it, and just filed it away in the memory banks as something I could refer to and use at…

Stretching the Mind

I must confess I didn’t read nearly as much as I hoped last year. I only made my way through 9 books. If I include books read for MRT, WRT, and sermon prep, that number jumps up to a more respectable 19 books throughout the year. But books for personal growth and development as a Christian, I didn’t get through a whole lot. I suppose I could list a myriad of excuses as to…

Security Card

As part of my appointment to the HREC Committee at the University of Sydney, I was given an Honorary Visitor Security Card. I haven’t had one of these swipe cards since about 1998 when I left my office job to start at PTC to train for ministry, so it’s a novel experience for me. Not sure what the limits to access is, but one benefit is that I can now borrow books from the…

Bible Knowledge Quiz

Today, one aspect of what I preached on was the necessity that we Christians combat the “dullness of our hearing” and deepen our understanding and knowledge of the Bible. Related to this topic, I read a blog post by Kevin de Young from several months back where he lists 100 questions he uses to test leaders after a 12 week course. This was in addition to several other…

GBA Day 2 – Odds & Ends

So today, after my 2 talks on Reformed Theology from a Systematic Perspective (Five Points of Calvinism and Ordo Salutis), I’m currently in a 2 hour break before preaching for Grace Community Church’s Wednesday night service. Here are a few of my random thoughts (accompanied by pics) from the last few days. LECTURING I love it!!! Those of you who’ve been part of my…

GBA – Day 1

TIMETABLE for GBA. I arrived in Kolkata at 10:30pm local. That’s 3am Sydney time, so I was a bit tired. I managed to get some sleep on the plane stretched out across my row of seats as I was able to block them off. Nonetheless, after a day of travel, I was looking forward to a proper sleep. The airport was a totally new building and not the one I remembered from 10 years…

GBA – Day 1

TIMETABLE for GBA. I arrived in Kolkata at 10:30pm local. That’s 3am Sydney time, so I was a bit tired. I managed to get some sleep on the plane stretched out across my row of seats as I was able to block them off. Nonetheless, after a day of travel, I was looking forward to a proper sleep. The airport was a totally new building and not the one I remembered from 10 years…

Take Off

My lectures are finalised, my bags all packed, I’ve checked in, got through immigration, had my breakfast, and am now sitting back awaiting my flight out to Kolkata via Singapore. Looking forward to the week ahead, but also mindful that it will be a very tiring week. Again, your prayers would be very much appreciated. As I look forward to the week ahead, I’m planning to…
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