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New Directions February/March 2015 – News From The Presbyterian Church Of Queensland

pcq-new-directions-feature-02-15The online version of the February-March 2015 edition of New Directions, the Presbyterian Church Of Queensland’s newspaper, has been posted at the PCQ website.
Leading off with a cover feature about Jumpstart Schoolies week at Stradbroke, articles include: Nathan Campbell’s thoughts one year into church planting at South Bank; part one of an interview with Carolyn Russell; Part three of John Knox: The Displaced Exile; James Woollett working with Student Life at QUT; Strategic Ministry in Sub-Saharan Africa; Presbyterian Church of Queensland office relocation; and a few Job Vacancies.


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Download January’s Edition Of Tabletalk Free From Ligonier Ministries

tabletalk-ipad copyTabletalk is Ligonier Ministries’ monthly magazine.
At the Ligonier blog, the download version of the January 2015 edition is available for free in a variety of formats.
A good opportunity to check the magazine out.


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The Pulse – December 2014 / January 2015 Issue, News From The New South Wales Presbyterian Church

Cover-211x300-2The summer edition of The Pulse, news magazine of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales, is available at the PCNSW website for download.

Features this issue include:

  • Craig branches out: Drummoyne minister Craig Tucker’s new role heading up national church planting organisation
  • Body health: How healthy is the Church really as we enter the new year?
  • Churches on the web: Bruce Meller looks at why churches should have an online presence
  • Bumper Jericho Rd Supplement: Reaching out to our neighbours
  • Preaching at Christmas: David Cook discusses the opportunity to give a ‘momentous message’
  • PLUS: The regulars – Metro, PY, APWM, SRE, Peter Barnes

Download or open the pdf here.


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New Directions December 2014 / January 2015 – News From The Presbyterian Church Of Queensland

pcq-new-directions-feature-12-14
The online version of the December 2014 – January 2015 edition of New Directions, the Presbyterian Church Of Queensland’s newspaper, has been posted at the PCQ website.
In addition to an obituary for Thelma Young, a friend from my home church, Wynnum Presbyterian, articles include: Wilston Presbyterian Church Centenary; Heads of Churches meeting; Girl Talk – Wendy Allan; Equipping Refugees on the Thai-Burma border; Camping Ministry; Krosswerdz (Hip Hop Church) and more.


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The Secret Origin Of The Briefing (via Matthias Media)

The earliest copy of The Briefing in my files is #104.

I wasn’t there at the beginning, though given the fact its publication frequency back then was twice a month (except January), it was still very early days.

During a summer ministry appointment in Queensland a dear couple put some binders of their copies in my hands to read.

The magazine was so energetic and encouraging.

Emphasising what needed to be held on to, while cheerfully (irreverently) taking the mickey out of what could be let go.

Even back then, the vine was central, and the trellis was being put in its (valuable, but not preeminent place).

 

Here Tony Payne talks with Phillip Jensen about the beginnings of the magazine in an interview that is featured in The Briefing’s final print issue.

It’s a little bit of history.


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New Directions October-November 2014 – News From The Presbyterian Church Of Queensland

pcq-new-directions-feature-10-14The online version of the October-November 2014 edition of New Directions, the Presbyterian Church Of Queensland’s newspaper, has been posted at the PCQ website.
Articles include: Village Church Celebrates Fifth Anniversary; Melissa Powell to be Principal of Clayfield College; Girl Talk – Cecelia Orford; John Knox: The Emerging Force Part 2; School Chaplaincy; Mega Sportz Camps; and more.


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The Pulse – October/November 2014 Issue, News From The New South Wales Presbyterian Church

PulseCover-211x300I finally caught up with the October/November 2014 edition of The Pulse, news magazine of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales, which is available at the PCNSW website for download.
The State General Assembly and the recognition of its retiring Clerk, Paul Logan feature.
Download or open the pdf here.
Features:

  • Hands up for funding – PY is right in the mix as the Federal Government announces it will fund school chaplains.
  • Pray and plant – A new church is to be planted in Leppington and prayer is needed for it to get off the ground.
  • Hearing the word of God – Geoff Read writes on his experiences as a deaf Christian.
  • Gambling on life – Church calls for regulation of poker machines.
  • Prepared by God – Head of PCNSW chaplaincy programs Morris Key says his work has readied him for his new appointment in Indonesia.
  • PLUS: PIM, Jericho Road, PY, Peter Barnes, Mark Powell, David Yu.