Persuasive Ethics

Many non-Christians have ethics but are also frightened that we are seeking to impose our strict ethical system upon them, while at the same time being hypocrites ourselves. For that reason, many Christians tend to shy away from ethics when seeking to communicate the gospel. This session looks like we are avoiding the traps of morality and accusations of political power-seeking whilst we are still … Continue reading Persuasive Ethics

What Gender is God?

I have just finished the ms for my book for 15-17 year olds – its 52 questions from teenagers all over the world – each one answered with a bible passage, text, commentary,  discussion questions. recommended further reading and a prayer.  One of the articles has already been published by Premier Christianity’s Youth Work magazine.  This is it below.  I have also added in the other elements … Continue reading What Gender is God?

The Evidence for Jesus

This is the last talk I gave at the lawyers breakfast in Sydney. The evidence for Jesus – City Bible Forum What do the historical sources tell us about Jesus? Did Jesus exist? What do we make of claims like the virgin birth? The others are here – The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum The … Continue reading The Evidence for Jesus

Persuasive Art

Art is one of the great unexplored areas for use in evangelism….Picasso said that ‘art is the lie that leads to the truth’. Human beings are artists, because we are made in the image of the great artist. By taking a broad sweep of modern European art (with particular reference to Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Chagall) we want to show how art sometime reflects … Continue reading Persuasive Art

Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum

This is the second of three short talks followed by Q and A given at the City Bible Forum Lawyers breakfast in Sydney. https://citybibleforum.org/city/sydney/episode/evidence-bible This was my favourite of the three – it was packed and there was a great atmosphere – and as you will hear some great questions… The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Continue reading Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum

Evangelism in Todays Culture – Interview with Mark Baddeley

One of the great things about going to Brisbane and Queensland Theological College  was meeting one of the lecturers Mark Baddeley – he is a stimulating and fascinating person with a great deal to teach.  I loved his interview technique and his ability to push back.  Here is a short video they made of a discussion we had.  Enjoy…   Ozzie Observations – Week 9 – … Continue reading Evangelism in Todays Culture – Interview with Mark Baddeley

Gods Word Returns Full – More Fruit from Matt Dillahunty!

The Matt Dillahunty debates on Premier Unbelievable continue to reverberate.  For some reason those two debates (see links below) seem to have really touched a nerve. For example a couple of weeks ago another angry atheist posted a blog explaining in great detail why I ‘lost’ the debate.  I havn’t read it – mainly because life is too short – and I don’t really care.  … Continue reading Gods Word Returns Full – More Fruit from Matt Dillahunty!

The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum

One of the joys of being in Sydney has been the variety of Gospel opportunities.  One of my favourites has been a series of breakfasts for lawyers at the appropriately named Silks restaurant.   There were organised by City Bible Forum….the link for these is here. The talk includes a Q and A….please remember the context – this was done in an informal setting as people … Continue reading The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum

Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

There has been much rejoicing in Ireland over the result of a referendum. Large crowds gathered in Dublin city centre. A party was in full swing in Dublin Castle. Groups of cheering and clapping people were at the airport to cheer on those who had flown back especially to vote. “Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was also greeted by cheers when he arrived as was Ailbhe Smyth … Continue reading Ireland Regresses; Sunday, Bloody Sunday

An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?

(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website)  Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?