The AFL continue their incomprehensible adventures in fixturing with another Thursday night game, so tips start early. NRL continued its mystifying form line last week with five teams losing games that they really should be have been favourites for. AFL was probably the worst round of tips this year as teams the trend of teams …

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Kevin DeYoung identifies these five points as being indicative of feedback on his preaching. They strike me as being generally true, and the first three are part of my goals for preaching after leave. Your introductions are too long. Don’t be afraid to dive right into the text. Your sermons could be five minutes shorter …

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Tim Chester has transcribed six questions that close an audio interview Tony Reinke conducted with David Wells and Douglas Groothius that was posted on the Desiring God website. I recognise the issues identified in these questions, where the tool goes beyond a means and becomes an end in itself and starts to redefine our perceptions …

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At The Briefing, Simon Manchester seeks to address the historical imbalance that have been present in appraisals Samuel Marsden’s life. The introduction: The second chaplain to New South Wales—Samuel Marsden—was born 250 years ago on 28th July 1764. He was slandered for most of his life, and the epithet ‘flogging parson’ has (sadly) stuck down …

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David Cook writes about the Christian devotional custom of Quiet Times. And yes, I did read through to the end with his comments about social media. From David’s page at the PCA website: On my way to pick up my newspaper recently, I passed by the local taxi rank and one of the drivers had …

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