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The Bible

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St Bart's Kids eBook – 1 John 3.11-18, 23-24

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, ‘Love and Belonging’ from 1 John

Features The Rev' John Newton Features

Tough Questions: Does the Bible endorse slavery?

“…whilst certain verses taken out of context can appear to justify slavery, the overall witness of the Bible points in the opposite direction. Far from endorsing slavery, the Bible, as a whole, makes the practice untenable. It is little wonder that plantation owners went to such lengths to prevent slaves from reading the full canon of scripture and drawing their own conclusions,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield

" is sometimes difficult to determine the exact point at which a tempting thought becomes a sinful one," (The Rev'd Charlie Lacey)

Tough Questions: How do we control our thoughts?

“Temptation itself is not sin. Even Jesus was tempted by the devil for forty days in the wilderness, yet he was without sin. Temptation is an invitation to sin, which can be accepted or refused,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield


Creeds and controversies

”About 13 years ago, while serving as the Dean of Darwin, I said during an ABC Radio National interview that, ‘I’d be happy to abandon the creed.’ This comment inadvertently made for a terrific headline and clickbait. With the wisdom of hindsight, I would express myself differently,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves

The Baru Beat

Godly Goondiwindi gazette

“Other than God’s call to serve in Goondiwindi, one other thing especially attracted me to this parish – the parishioners’ dedication to wider community life. Everyone counts in rural communities. People engage, make things happen, and see needs and action them. Community involvement is central to the local culture and often critical to its survival,” says The Rev’d Dr John Rolley