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pericope – noun – An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from Scripture that forms part of a church service. The online musings of Chris Rowney.

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Satisfied Customer?

Many years ago planning a trip was something of a journey into the unknown. A well thumbed copy of a ‘lonely planet’ guide might be acquired from a used bookshop and an itinerary of sorts roughed out before embarking hoping you had avoided the hostels with bed bugs and the routes impassable in a hired campervan and if any of

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ABBA* : Thank you for the muse…

“A Torrent of Clichés” and “As superficial and monotonous as the music at its centre” Read The Age Article Here… I don’t usually comment before reading or watching something for myself, but these lines, from the New York Timesand Newsday’scritics of the movie Hillsong: Let Hope Risebrought an image to mind as I reflected on the subjective nature of a

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Life is a Story

I like to say that Religions are the rules that humanity has come up with to try to appease an angry God, while Christianity is the Story of what a loving God has done to reach and restore us. We are spending time looking at different stories, aspects of ‘story’ and storytelling in the sermons at Torquay Christian Fellowship. Here

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Is it arrogant to pray for small things?

I’ve seen this meme with a Ricky Gervais quote often in the past year or so.. I do get the point this meme wants to make, but I’m not sure it doesn’t in fact miss the point of prayer altogether… for example I have some friends that, if I ask them to help me find my lost keys would happily

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Drawn not Driven, A Sweeter Song…

  Audio is quality is not great as it is from a digital recorder just in my top pocket, but in this session I share some of my journey to faith and the factors that keep me gazing upon God.

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ABBA* : Thank you for the muse…

“A Torrent of Clichés” and “As superficial and monotonous as the music at its centre” Read The Age Article Here… I don’t usually comment before reading or watching something for myself, but these lines, from the New York Times and Newsday’s critics of the movie Hillsong: Let Hope Rise brought an image to mind as I reflected on the subjective

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Is this “Pasta” for real

A few days ago this article appeared in the local press, of someone being photographed in their “Pastafarian” garb of wearing a colander on their head for use on their drivers licence. http://m.theage.com.au/…/pastafarian-gets-victorian-drivers… Now I appreciate, and actually find both amusing and poignant, the Flying Spaghetti Monster concept and the arguments it makes against religious beliefs, but have concerns about

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