Often people characterise faith as the opposite of thinking. It’s a blind leap in the dark. Friedrich Nietzsche, the nineteenth century atheist philosopher said, “Faith is not wanting to know what is true”. A little more modern example is Richard Dawkins: “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and… Continue reading Abraham’s Thoughtful Faith
Since January one of our pastors, Dan Godde, has been diagnosed with Leukemia and has been receiving treatment. This has meant long stays in Melbourne away from family and church. Rob, our other pastor, has happily stepped up into Dan’s role and is doing a great job. Dan’s journey with cancer looks likely to be… Continue reading A Journey with Cancer
The survey results are in. 162 people responded to the survey and the top 10 results are: Terrorism 15% Lack of respect 12% War 12% Poverty 11% Greed 8% Religion 7% Pollution 4% Drugs 4% Lack of belief in God 4% Humanity 3% Other answers included politicians, animal cruelty and overpopulation. Later in the year we’ll… Continue reading World’s Biggest Problem Survey Results
Every religion has its own symbol. The Lotus flower was first used by the Egyptians and the ancient Chinese and Indians but is now mostly associated with Buddhism. Its wheel shape depicts the circle of birth and death, and beauty and harmony emerging out of muddy water. Ancient Judaism was scared stiff to have a… Continue reading Who cares about the Cross?
Join us this Christmas Eve at 6pm at Guthridge Primary School Hall for a super-short, super-fun, all-ages Mythbusters Christmas Eve service. We’ll sing carols, sort fact from fiction and have lots of fun. Feel free to stay for a free feed and then drive around looking at the Christmas lights in town. Everyone is welcome.… Continue reading Mythbusters Christmas Eve Special
What do you think is the world’s biggest problem? We’d love to know your thoughts. Below is a link to an online survey where you can have your say. Already people all over Sale have filled in the survey through friends, on the street or online. In January the results of the survey will be… Continue reading The World’s Biggest Problem
Is there more to life? Jesus Christ says there is. We’d love you to join us at Life to explore what he says about this question and many more, such as: Who is this man called Jesus? Isn’t he simply an urban myth? Is there any real evidence? What about his resurrection from the… Continue reading Life
I was chatting to an Amnesty International activist the other day. He informed me of the growing problem of domestic violence and the importance of Australians standing up and letting their government know that they take domestic violence very seriously. He said that Amnesty was involved in lobbying the government and also ensuring that kids… Continue reading The Sacred Cows of Domestic Violence
A class that teaches basic music concepts and skills in a Christian environment For kids 0-5 yrs and their carers Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am during school terms, starting 16th July. 10:30-11:30am – morning tea and an informal opportunity to talk about God in your family’s life (child-minding provided during discussion time) $5 per family, includes morning tea… Continue reading Music Time
We’re changing our service time from 3pm in the afternoon to 10am in the morning as of this Sunday. Why? Because we live in a dairy farming area and it’s hard for dairy farmers to come to church when it’s on at the exact same time as they milk. Winter is an opportune time to… Continue reading Time for a change!