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This page contains a listing of all my "Christian Commentary" postings for 2003, 2004 and 2005. An archive of 2002 postings is here.

A separate page contains an index to archives of my weblog, which ran from April 2002 (when I launched this site) to around August 2002, and briefly again in May 2003 and July-August 2003. Another page has links to several articles that I have written.


Online Bible Schools

An impressive array of courses is available on the internet. Here's a look at some of them.
December 22nd, 2005

Bible vs. the Ikea Catalog – This Website’s Most Popular Commentary Revisited
It seems that the annual Ikea catalog is much more widely distributed than the Bible.

November 1st, 2005

Christian Blogging – Bigger and Better
New trends in Christian blogging.
October 13th, 2005

Christian Singles – Looking for Love in All the Right Places?

Christians are finding love on the internet.
October 2nd, 2005


Scoliosis - Should We See a Chiropractor?

We sent our son to a chiropractor for scoliosis (spine curvature) treatment. Are we wasting our money?
September 23rd, 2005

NZ Singer’s Dream – to Join a Southern Gospel Group in the US

Dean Roberts has been blessed with a beautiful voice. He wants to use it to serve the Lord.
January 22nd, 2004


Anything But Christianity

The ABC's Compass programme was supposed to be about science and religion. Why did the presenter allow it to become a long litany of religion-bashing?
January 20th, 2004

When Will President Bush Liberate North Korea?

Or should Christians have more faith in God?
January 8th, 2004


Spurgeon and the Power of Prayer

An article contributed by Baptist pastor Larry J. Michael.
January 5th, 2004

The Most Popular Commentary of 2003
My article on the rise and rise of the Ikea catalogue gets up to 150 hits a week.
December 31st, 2003

Holiday Reading

Evangelical Christian books are so cheap in Australia. That may not be good.
December 26th, 2003


Worshipping God Imperfectly, Sunday after Sunday

Why do we keep going to church?
December 22nd, 2003


Christian Calligraphy on the Internet

Some gorgeous examples.
December 20th, 2003

The Best Religion Weblog, Period, and Other Year-End Notes

Triumphalism at Christianity Today.
December 16th, 2003


What are Your Events of 2003?

Here's my list.
December 13th, 2003


More New Kids on the Blog

Christians just wanna blog.
December 11th, 2003


Cybermonks and the Liquid Church

Changing the way we do church.
December 8th, 2003


Order of Centurions – Reclaiming Ancient Christianity

Jesus wasn't just a lamb. He was also a lion.
December 4th, 2003

New Kids on the Blog

Exciting new blogs keep coming.
November 30th, 2003


The Sacred Art of Bowing

We need more ritual at church.
November 25th, 2003

Gospel Lighters - Impassioned, Hellfire Preaching Mixed with Raw and Gutsy Music

Duane Smith's music ministry returns to the internet.
November 21st, 2003


Auditory Processing Disorder – Changing Our Life

We've just learned that our son has APD.
November 18th, 2003


Christian Blogs – Getting Noticed

Tips on becoming (relatively) famous.
November 14th, 2003

All Life is Precious
A reader is right when she says I was wrong in my comments on Buddhism.
November 10th, 2003

The Pentecostal Shaman

Can we tease apart religion and culture?
November 3rd, 2003


Half-Price Beer

Why do young people just want to get drunk?
October 22nd, 2003

My Lucky House

Do I listen to the Indian Sikhs who tell me I live in a lucky house?
October 17th, 2003


Fourteen Ideas to Inspire

Chosun Journal provides these inspiring quotes.
October 14th, 2003


Rugby World Cup – Six Weeks of Heaven

Random comments on a great sporting festival.
October 10th, 2003


Berating Christian Leaders, Part II

Readers' comments on whether we should consult Christian leaders before criticising them.
October 6th, 2003


Second Coming – A Spiritual Moment on the Internet

Online spirituality - yes, it's possible.
October 1st, 2003


Which Footy Team Would Jesus Barrack For? 

A light-hearted article written before football finals weekend.
September 26th, 2003


Should I Consult Christian Leaders before I Berate Them?

I attacked Rev Fred Nile without telling him? A reader tells me I was wrong.
September 22nd, 2003


Genius and Passion – Spurgeon on Leadership

A new book with important lessons for the modern church - and for the world.
July 24th, 2003


Climbing the Blogging Tree – When Do We Stop?

How does a Christian blogger apply Gospel principles?
July 22nd, 2003


Monday Mornings are Pleasurable

We need Bible studies about the persecuted church.
July 14th, 2003


Books for Boys Who Don’t Like to Read

Film producer Max Anderson plans an exciting new series of books.
July 10th, 2003


Southern Gospel Music – What Kind of Future?

A provocative interview with Carl Ramsey of All Quartets Radio.
July 4th, 2003

Great Southern Gospel Music – “Land of Dreams” from The Brainards

Lori Brainard tells us how she writes her songs.
July 1st, 2003


Where Would Jesus Hang Out?

Would He shun the wealthy parts of town?
June 27th, 2003


News Out Of Africa – Sport and Big Brother

The media don't care about Africa.
June 24th, 2003


Don’t Forget Iran’s Christians

They remain a persecuted minority.
June 20th, 2003


North Korea – Much to Pray For

More resources for your church.
June 14th, 2003


Don’t Confuse Me with Facts – I’m a Teacher

Teachers' unions launched an anti-war scare campaign. Why won't they admit they were wrong?
June 13th, 2003

Praying for North Korea – Online Resources for Your Church
Helping your church get involved.
June 10th, 2003

Freedom Now – Working Online to Free the Enslaved Christians of Sudan
One woman's amazing ministry.
June 6th, 2003

Facing Facts – “In Sudan You See a Resurgence of One of the Greatest Crimes Against Humanity”

How much more evidence does the West need before it takes decisive action?

June 3rd, 2003

Living Our Story - the President, the Prime Minister and the Pop Star
As the biblical foundations of our culture crumble, pop singer Bob Geldof speaks the truth.
May 30th, 2003


Has God Forsaken Africa?

No, God hasn't. But too many Christians have.
May 27th, 2003

Do You Really Need Your Youth Pastor?

How about pastors for the elderly?
April 29th, 2003


Getting Better – Dr George Lazenby Turns 90

On Tuesday, Baptist pastor Dr George Lazenby turned 90. This Sunday he’ll be preaching from Ezekiel.
April 25th, 2003

Growling at an Angel – My Neighbourhood Passion Play

Australia's magnificent annual Passion Play.
April 22nd, 2003


Christian Monitor – A Website for the Persecuted Church 

Using the internet to help oppressed Christians.
April 18th, 2003


Christians and War – Confronting Evil

Evil looked Christianity in the eye, and here in Australia the church blinked.

April 14th, 2003

One Year Old Today

This website began one year ago.
April 8th, 2003


Random War Notes

Hitch-hike monkeys, uncommon commonsense and more.
April 4th, 2003


Six of the Best – Popular Christian Blogs Cover the War
How are Christian bloggers writing about the war? With honour.
April 1st, 2003

A Plea to All Christians – Do Not Forget the Assyrians

Will a free Iraq really mean a free Assyria?
March 28th, 2003

Blogging up a (Christian) Storm – Donald Sensing’s One Hand Clapping

A Christian/war blog that's required reading.
March 25th, 2003


Gulf War II – Exposing the Hypocrisy

Why are our church leaders so selective in which wars they oppose?
March 22nd, 2003

Correcting, Rebuking and Encouraging – and Getting the Rough End of the Pineapple

Dean Peters helps make the internet a better place for Christians.
March 16th, 2003


Divine Energy and a Dramatic Spiritual Encounter

Touched by an Indian guru.
March 14th, 2003

Gospel at the Coalface - Michael Graham in San Quentin

After 28 years practising Eastern spiritualities, Michael found the Lord. Now he's ministering to prisoners.
March 11th, 2003


AIDS, Africa and Christians

Why is HIV/AIDS worst in Africa's Christian countries?
March 7th, 2003

The Christian Conscience of a Fallen Football Hero

A drug and alcohol binge, a dead girl, and a football star reaching out to God.
March 3rd, 2003


Christians and the Shaman

A Korean shaman with a surprising message.
February 28th, 2003


Shamans, Psychedelic Drugs and Getting High in Bali

I once took hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms". Now I'm on a better trip.
February 25th, 2003


Throw Away That Old Coat – Jewish Legalism and Freedom in the Lord

Why do some new Christians want to return to their old legalistic ways?
February 20th, 2003


Repent, President Bush, and Then Start Fighting

America should humbly repent for past actions in the Mideast, before starting a war.
February 17th, 2003

False Witness – An Excellent Christian Newspaper Suddenly Says NO to War

Does following Jesus really mean saying NO to all war?
February 10th, 2003

Online Southern Gospel Music - All Quartets Radio

An interview with Carl Ramsey, the man behind some of the internet's best Southern Gospel music.
February 8th, 2003

A Mobile Church for E.P.I.C. Times

In his new book, Fred Peatross calls on the church to reconnect with the community.
February 5th, 2003

Which Shares Would Jesus Buy?

What should the Christian's attitude be to money and the stock market?
February 1st, 2003

Just War, or Just Do It

Former UN Chief Weapons Inspector, Australia’s Richard Butler, cuts to the chase in his assessment of the Blix report.

January 29th, 2003

Best Southern Gospel Music – Online Recommendations

My favourite Southern Gospel online radio stations.
January 26th, 2003

Racism,“White” Theology and Hope

Do white theologians ignore racism?
January 24th, 2003

Establishing Your Credentials – Feminists and Islam

A powerful new book exposes some of the problems of Western feminists struggling to deal with the anti-woman stance of militant Islam.

January 21st, 2003

Why Aren’t Christians Passionate About What’s Happening to the Assyrians?

Few Christians seem to know about the continued persecution of the Assyrians.
January 17th, 2003

War in Iraq – the East Timor Connection

We helped the East Timorese gain liberation. Why shouldn't we help the Iraqis?
January 14th, 2003

War in Iraq – Justice Or More Suffering for the Assyrians?

The Assyrians of Iraq are among the world's persecuted Christians. But freedom for Iraq may not bring them justice.
January 10th, 2003

A Believer Sings the Truth – Belgian Beer and Johnny Cash

Did the music of Johnny Cash make me a Christian?
January 6th, 2003

The archive of 2002 commentaries is here.



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