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Andrew Vella
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I am adding another voice to the white noise of the Internet. Christian. Husband. Father. Son.
I am adding another voice to the white noise of the Internet. Christian. Husband. Father. Son.

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Religion in My Parish
A while back, for my theology degree, I had to write an essay on the changing religious landscape in my parish. In that I looked at past census data to get a sense of the trends going on in the local area. I also looked at wider Australian trends and postmo...

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Hearing, knowing and Speaking the Gospel
On Sunday I had the privileged and responsibly to speak at my church at all three services. I was given around two and a half weeks with a pretty open brief of what to speak on. I find that I'd rather be told a passage or topic than to pick something on my ...

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J. C. Ryle - A man of influence
This morning I had the chance to speak at my church's men's breakfast. The brief was to talk on someone who has influenced me. The month before the person they looked at was John Newton, so I thought I would also look at an old school guy. I felt a bit unpr...

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Tools for evangelism
At my church I have become the portfolio leader for local evangelism. This is a new portfolio and I am kinda finding my way, so I am reading some things and then thinking out loud for others to help sharpen my thinking. This is becoming a series... Evangeli...

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Evangelism and the Gospel
At my church I have become the portfolio leader for local evangelism. This is a new portfolio and I am kinda finding my way, so I am reading some things and then thinking out loud for others to help sharpen my thinking. This may become a series... In my las...

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What is and isn't Evangelism?
At my church I have become the portfolio leader for local evangelism. This is a new portfolio and I am kinda finding my way, so I am reading some things and then thinking out loud for others to help sharpen my thinking. This may become a series...who knows....

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Jesus is the Good Shepherd
On Sunday I had the privileged of speaking again at WatersEdge in the Googong cafe. Like last time , I tried to give this talk without reading from a transcript. I didn't end up delivering this all note free, I did have a series of dot points next to me to ...

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The Great Siege: Malta 1565
On my church's weekend away our guest speaker was Ray Galea. As part of a thank you present for being our speaker my minister bought Ray this book. My minster has said, after the Bible this was the best book he has read. As it turns out, Ray being a good Ma...

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Four Views on Divine Providence
What is the relationship between things happening to you or you making decisions and God's plan for this world? What happens if you apply for a job and don't get it, or your kid ends up in hospital very sick or you just can't decided to wear a jumper or not...

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The Great Good Thing
I found Andrew Klavan on youTube a few years back when he was doing The Revolting Truth . I liked his sense of humor, the way he saw the world and his clips were only about three minutes long. I have been tempted to share some of these videos on Facebook, b...
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