This page contains a listing of all my "Christian Commentary"
postings for 2003 onwards. 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.
Jesus: The Final
An actor writes a book.
February 5th, 2008
Being, Not Doing -
Rande Howell's New Book
Maintaining inner peace while living in this raging world.
July 22nd, 2007
Pastor Shirley Baskett
- Outrunning the Devil
Shirley Baskett was a lesbian - until she outran the devil.
June 9th, 2007
Online Bible Colleges
Are online Bible colleges the wave of the
November 17th, 2006
The Bible Illustrator
An interview with Graham Kennedy, a full-time
October 20th, 2006
The Christian Suicide
What does a devout Christian do when his country’s authorities force him
to become a suicide bomber?
September 20th, 2006
War on Iraq – How Did I Get It
I supported an invasion.
September 20th, 2006
Hope and Forgiveness – Writer and Illustrator Kevin Collier
Books for our children.
September 16th, 2006
Christians in Debt - Going
for the Good Life
Why have Christians bought into the myth that
debt is necessary?
June 10th, 2006
Christian Mortgage - What
What is a
Christian mortgage, what is a Christian mortgage company - and can they help
May 23rd, 2006
A new service says it is based on discipleship and obedience.
May 13th, 2006
Where do Christians turn for relief when they face debt
May 8th, 2006
A dear Christian friend has gone bankrupt. Should he seek out
the services of a Christian debt consolidation service?
April 5th, 2006
My friend has found happiness again, three years after the
tragic death of his first wife.
April 5th, 2006
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
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?
finding love on the internet.
October 2nd, 2005
We sent our son to a chiropractor for scoliosis (spine
curvature) treatment. Are we wasting our money?
September 23rd, 2005
Dean Roberts has been blessed with a beautiful voice. He
wants to use it to serve the Lord.
January 22nd, 2004
ABC's Compass programme was supposed to be about science and
religion. Why did the presenter allow it to become a long litany of
January 20th, 2004
President Bush Liberate North Korea?
Or should Christians have more faith in
January 8th, 2004
An article contributed by Baptist pastor Larry J. Michael.
January 5th, 2004
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
Evangelical Christian books are so cheap in Australia. That
may not be good.
December 26th, 2003
Why do we keep going to church?
December 22nd, 2003
Christian Calligraphy on the Internet
Some gorgeous examples.
December 20th, 2003
Religion Weblog, Period, and Other Year-End Notes
Triumphalism at Christianity Today.
December 16th, 2003
Here's my list.
December 13th, 2003
Christians just wanna blog.
December 11th, 2003
Changing the way we do church.
December 8th, 2003
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
We need more ritual at church.
November 25th, 2003
Duane Smith's music ministry returns to the internet.
November 21st, 2003
We've just learned that our son has APD.
November 18th, 2003
Tips on becoming (relatively) famous.
November 14th, 2003
A reader is right when she says I was wrong in my comments on Buddhism.
Can we tease apart religion and culture?
November 3rd, 2003
Why do young people just want to get
October 22nd, 2003
Do I listen to the Indian Sikhs who tell
me I live in a lucky house?
October 17th, 2003
Chosun Journal provides these inspiring
October 14th, 2003
World Cup – Six Weeks of Heaven
Random comments on a great sporting festival.
October 10th, 2003
Readers' comments on whether we should consult Christian
leaders before criticising them.
October 6th, 2003
Online spirituality - yes, it's possible.
October 1st, 2003
Which Footy Team Would Jesus
A light-hearted article written before football finals
September 26th, 2003
I attacked Rev Fred Nile without telling him? A reader tells
me I was wrong.
September 22nd, 2003
A new book with important lessons for the modern church - and
for the world.
July 24th, 2003
How does a Christian blogger apply Gospel principles?
July 22nd, 2003
We need Bible studies about the persecuted church.
July 14th, 2003
Film producer Max Anderson plans an exciting new series of
July 10th, 2003
provocative interview with Carl Ramsey of All Quartets Radio.
Great Southern Gospel Music – “Land of Dreams”
from The Brainards
Lori Brainard tells us how she writes her songs.
July 1st, 2003
Would He shun the wealthy parts of town?
June 27th, 2003
The media don't care about Africa.
June 24th, 2003
They remain a persecuted minority.
June 20th, 2003
More resources for your church.
June 14th, 2003
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
Helping your church get
June 10th, 2003
Freedom Now – Working
Online to Free the Enslaved Christians of Sudan
One woman's amazing ministry.
June 6th, 2003
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
How about pastors for the elderly?
April 29th, 2003
On Tuesday, Baptist
pastor Dr George Lazenby turned 90. This Sunday he’ll be preaching from
April 25th, 2003
Australia's magnificent annual Passion Play.
April 22nd, 2003
Using the internet to help oppressed
April 18th, 2003
Christianity in the eye, and here in Australia the church blinked.
This website began one year ago.
April 8th, 2003
Hitch-hike monkeys, uncommon commonsense and more.
April 4th, 2003
A Christian/war blog that's required reading.
March 25th, 2003
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
March 16th, 2003
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
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
A Korean shaman with a surprising message.
February 28th, 2003
Throw Away That Old Coat – Jewish
Legalism and Freedom in the Lord
Why do some new Christians want to return to their old
February 20th, 2003
America should humbly repent for past
actions in the Mideast, before starting a war.
February 17th, 2003
Does following Jesus really mean saying NO to all war?
February 10th, 2003
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
What should the Christian's attitude be to money and the
February 1st, 2003
Former UN Chief Weapons Inspector,
Australia’s Richard Butler, cuts to the chase in his assessment of the Blix
January 29th, 2003
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
Few Christians seem to know about the continued persecution
of the Assyrians.
January 17th, 2003
We helped the East Timorese gain liberation. Why shouldn't we
help the Iraqis?
January 14th, 2003
The Assyrians of Iraq are among the world's persecuted
Christians. But freedom for Iraq may not bring them justice.
January 10th, 2003
Did the music of Johnny Cash make me a Christian?
January 6th, 2003
The archive of 2002 commentaries is