I am the way, the truth and the life

January 23, 2019

How can I follow Jesus if I can't see him anymore?  Jesus reassures his troubled disciples in this key chapter of John's Gospel.  Plus - does the New Testament really say that Jesus is God?  I take us through a brilliant essay by Richard Bauckham on how Jesus shares in God's divine identity.  

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The Glory of the Cross

January 3, 2019

In this episode we learn from John 13 that the cross is both the humiliation and glorification of Christ.  We also explore Luther's theology of the cross and how it shapes the way we see the world.

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Washed Saints and Washing Servants

November 2, 2018

In this episode we are given Jesus' picture of a cross-shaped church - washed by the blood of Jesus and humble servants to one another.  Plus I will personally reveal to you what your spiritual gift is!  

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Would Not And Could Not

October 17, 2018

In this episode we hear Jesus' final word on his own people - and find out why it was that they ultimately rejected him.  We also dive in to the hype around the Ruddock review into religious freedom and I tell you about the new Colin Buchanan album.  

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Five Reasons Why Jesus Died

October 5, 2018

At the heart of the cross is the truth that Jesus took the punishment for our sins.  But why?  What did it achieve?  And what does it mean for us now?  In this episode of John 12, Jesus gives us 5 reasons why he was going to the cross.  Plus I give a brief history on some theories of the cross throughout church history.  

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A very different ruler of the world

September 10, 2018

In this episode we see Jesus welcomed into Jerusalem as the King of Israel - but not the sort of King that Israel expects or wants.  And we will think about what a Christian response to politics should be in light of the revolving door of Prime Ministers in Australia.  

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Roundtable - The two deaths they don’t talk about

August 20, 2018

Join us for our first ever Roundtable Discussion at the Word Grows.  In this conversation, I chat with three other ministers that I studied with about the two deaths people never want to talk about - our death and Jesus' death.  We ask why our society is so uncomfortable talking about death and then discuss Penal Substitutionary Atonement - and why this central doctrine often gets pushed to the side.  

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We need to talk about death

August 20, 2018

Let's do something no one ever does - let's talk about death.  In this episode we look at John 11 and think about the two deaths people never want to talk about - death.  Also check out my roundtable discussion (released alongside this episode) - a chat with a bunch of my Moore college mates about why people won't talk about dying, and why some Christians are moving away from the doctrine that Jesus died for our sins.  

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¿Porque no los dos?

August 1, 2018

Sheep, shepherds, gates, thieves, robbers - welcome to the wonderful mixed metaphors of John 10!  Today we talk about religious scam artists, and why the Uniting church is taking their theological cues from the Old El Paso girl.  

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I once could see, but now I’m blind

July 20, 2018

In this episode we will find out why some people accept the gospel whilst others reject it.  I will also do an incredibly quick review of Rico Tice's Honest Evangelism and offer some reflections on what we can learn from the great Sydney evangelist, Chappo.

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