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 …

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The digital age overtakes The Briefing. At their website, Matthias Media announces that the next edition of The Briefing will be the last. I’ve been a subscriber since 1992 or so. The advent of online material has diminished the effectiveness of what was initially a fortnightly bulletin of ‘brief’ articles, leading to its current form …

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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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