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The Work of Ministry in Ephesians 4:12

Ministry in Ephesians 4:12 does not mean 'service'. Rather, it is fundamentally a matter of ‘bringing’ the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to people. The post The Work of Ministry in Ephesians...

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Inboxes. Getting all the stuff out of them. Every day.

This post is about a core habit that helps me to reduce everyday stress. This involves identifying all my inboxes in life, and daily emptying them. The post Inboxes. Getting all the stuff out of them....

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Who’s afraid of to-do lists? Making tasks that work

How do I integrate all the stuff from my inboxes into my trusted system? I need to create tasks that work. Each task needs certain essential elements. The post Who’s afraid of to-do lists? Making tasks...

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The weekly review: Planning for sustainable sacrifice

My weekly review enables me to approach the week as an arena of opportunities to serve God and others; rather than as a minefield of formidable unknowns. The post The weekly review: Planning for...

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The work of ministry in Ephesians 4:12 – summary

'Ministry' in Ephesians 4:12 does not mean 'service'; it is fundamentally a matter of 'bringing' the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to people. The post The work of ministry in Ephesians 4:12 –...

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The trusted system: a week in the life

My trusted system includes various structures for sustainable sacrifice in Christian ministry. How does this trusted system work for me in a typical week? The post The trusted system: a week in the...

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Are we there yet? ‘Exile’ in the Bible (article)

This world is our God-created home, and yet it’s also not our home. How are we to understand this tension, and how are we to live and minister in light of it? The post Are we there yet? ‘Exile’ in the...

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Principles of Complementarian Ministry

The outline for a presentation at the MTS Mission Minded conference 2017 for a panel discussion titled "Complementarian Ministry in Light of Eternity" The post Principles of Complementarian Ministry...

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Should I do a PhD in theology?

I’m asked this question every so often, so here’s some questions that help answer it. The post Should I do a PhD in theology? appeared first on Forget the Channel.

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A simple way to teach the gospel to children using a puppet

A simple and effective puppet format for people who want to get into puppets to teach the gospel. Continue readingA simple way to teach the gospel to children using a puppet The post A simple way to...

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Vale Donald Robinson

From SydneyAnglicans: One of the towering figures of Anglicanism in the 20th century and former Archbishop of Sydney Bishop Donald Robinson, has died at the… Continue readingVale Donald Robinson The...

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The meaning of ministry (Ephesians 3:7–8)

Christian ministry is hard. So why be involved at all? Pragmatics and techniques alone can’t answer that question. We need to know the meaning of ministry. Read the full post: The meaning of ministry...

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When education is not the answer (Romans 2:17–27)

When education is not the answer (Romans 2:17–27). Amongst all the pragmatics & demands & struggles of ministry, you first need to know the why of ministry. You need deep and strong theology,...

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Finding praise in the right place (Romans 2:28–29)

There is a very strong temptation to measure your ministry by looking at how much people are praising you. This passage teaches us where to look for praise. Read the full post: Finding praise in the...

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Christ’s body: A brief history (Ephesians 4:11–13)

Paul didn’t write Ephesians 4:11–13 to give us a detailed blueprint for how to organise our ministries. He wrote these verses to point us to God’s grace in Christ. Read the full post: Christ’s body: A...

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Playing your part (Ephesians 4:16)

Paul’s vision for Christ’s body is unity in diversity. It’s not just flat uniformity, nor is it just diversity for the sake of diversity. It’s diversity for a common purpose. Read the full post:...

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What is church when we can’t gather? Thinking theologically with Dr Chase Kuhn

Recent Covid-19 measures have had a deep impact on our churches. This is a time to think deeply, theologically and practically about biblical principles. Read the full post: What is church when we...

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Join the Windsors for coffee – and an invitation to church

Join the Windsors for coffee - and an invitation to church at 6pm this evening at neutralbay.church Read the full post: Join the Windsors for coffee – and an invitation to church From Forget the...

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Emotional wellbeing in crazy times, with Paul Grimmond @ Moore College

Paul Grimmond, Dean of Students at Moore College, speaks about how the gospel helps us to identify and process our emotions in times of tumultuous change. Read the full post: Emotional wellbeing in...

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Domestic abuse and social isolation: how Christians can help the vulnerable,...

The serious problem of domestic abuse in our community is exacerbated by Covid-19 social isolation restrictions. How can Christian communities help? Read the full post: Domestic abuse and social...

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Domestic abuse and social isolation: how Christians can help the vulnerable,...

The serious problem of domestic abuse in our community is exacerbated by Covid-19 social isolation restrictions. While extra funding for shelters, helplines, counsellors, etc. is… Read the full post:...

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Is “Church Online” Church? (Lionel Windsor, Mikey Lynch, Andrew Heard)

In this discussion for the Reach Australia network‘s podcast, I join Mikey Lynch (leader of Tasmania’s Vision 100) and Andrew Heard (lead pastor of EV… Read the full post: Is “Church Online” Church?...

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Think theologically: Your church’s relaunch (Lionel Windsor, Mikey Lynch,...

As Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, I join Mikey Lynch and Andrew Heard to discuss theological considerations about relaunching church. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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John MacArthur and “Giving to Caesar”

Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, led by John Macarthur, held a meeting of thousands in the midst of Covid-19 restrictions. We discuss the decision. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Ministry and mission in Ephesians

Here are the key reflections on the topic of ministry and mission in Ephesians in my series Lift Your Eyes: Reflections on Ephesians From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Preaching the Pastoral Epistles

A one-hour audio seminar with principles and ideas for preaching the biblical books 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus ("Pastoral Epistles") From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Slow-burn crazy-making behaviours: recognising and responding

Do you know someone who seems to have drama and problems constantly appear around them? Whenever you relate to this person, perhaps you find yourself feeling vaguely guilty, or uncomfortable, or put...

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The goals of Bible teaching (1 Timothy 1:1–11)

In gospel ministry and Bible teaching, if you’re not committed to the right goal, or if you have the wrong goal, it’s not just a matter of being ineffective: you’ll be downright dangerous. So what is...

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Grace in ministry: Avoiding the shipwreck (1 Timothy 1:12–20)

"There was a widespread view expressed by participants that within [the church] culture there was an over-emphasis on sin and an under-emphasis on grace". The report describes how this grace problem...

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Bethel, Jesus, and Dove Dung

Bethel's highly disturbing book The Physics of Heaven seeks spiritual truths in New Age spirituality and pseudo-scientific quantum mysticism From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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How I came to know Jesus

I grew up in the rural-urban fringe of Sydney, in an atheist family. But I had the great privilege to hear about God through SRE Scripture teachers. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Men, women, and God’s word in the gathering (1 Timothy 2:8–15)

Moore College Men's chapel. Quietness for men. Value good works and God’s word among our sisters. We must not abandon our responsibility. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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The Line in the Sand: The Appellate Tribunal Opinion and the Future of the...

I've contributed an essay to a recent publication called The Line in the Sand that will be of special interest to Australian Anglicans, especially those involved in the forthcoming session of the...

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Ministry ambition (1 Timothy 3:1–13)

Are you ambitious in your ministry? A sermon preached at Moore College chapel on 26 April 2022, with Jane Tooher (hospitality in ministry). From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Plugged-in spirituality (1 Timothy 3:14–4:5)

Is your spirituality definitely plugged in? A sermon preached at Moore College chapel on 1 Timothy 3:14–4:5. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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A good minister (1 Timothy 4:6–16)

What makes for a good minister? A sermon preached at Moore College chapel. Faith and good doctrine, our personal lives, teaching others. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Seven talks on Christian ministry

Seven sermons from Paul's first letter to Timothy - aimed especially at people training for Christian ministry. Video and audio. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Vocational Ministry – Moore Q&A Video

What does the Bible have to say about vocational ministry? Video Q&A with me & my colleagues Jane Tooher, Dan Wu, Chase Kuhn. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Gifts – Moore Q&A Video

What does the Bible have to say about gifts? A video Q&A with me & my Moore College colleagues Jane Tooher, Dan Wu, and Chase Kuhn. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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False teaching – Moore Q&A Video

What does the Bible have to say about false teaching? Q&A with me & my colleagues Jane Tooher, Dan Wu, Chase Kuhn. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Church – Moore Q&A Video

What does the Bible have to say about church? Video Q&A with me & my colleagues Jane Tooher, Dan Wu, Chase Kuhn. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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It’s OK to be ambitious? Yeah … nah.

My thoughts on Christians and ambition. And why Bill and Ted have a more Christian view of excellence than many Christian views of excellence From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter | Part 7: What does it mean to “submit”...

Part 7 of a series of videos explaining the results of my research as detailed in an academic article: Lionel J. Windsor, “Obedience and Submission in 1 Peter,” The Global Anglican 136/2 (2022):...

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God’s Goodness in 1 Timothy

In this short article, I want to help us to grasp the fundamental goodness of 1 Timothy. I want to help us to better know and share that delight, joy, peace, and satisfaction in God’s word and his...

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Who Am I? Identity and Freedom in Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Lady Gaga’s pop anthem “Born This Way” tells a powerful theological story about what it means to be human. In such a chaotic and confusing world, the rich truths in Romans provide valuable foundations...

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Course: Talking with Catholics about Jesus

An opportunity to understand Catholics and have great conversations together about Christ. A new resource by Certainty4Eternity, distributed by Matthias Media. A course to consider for your church or...

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Defining Moments: My Copernican Revolution (Ephesians 1)

A defining moment in my life. A sermon preached at Auckland EV Church on 31 December, 2023, in the "Defining Moments" series. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Book launch: Australian evangelical perspectives on youth ministry

A book I've contributed to with perspectives on Youth Ministry will be launched on 21 March at Youthworks College in Newtown, Sydney. From Forget the Channel by Lionel Windsor

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Book Launch Panel: Australian Evangelical Perspectives on Youth Ministry

In this episode of the Effective Ministry podcast you will listen in on the book launch evening for 'Australian Evangelical Perspectives on Youth Ministry', edited by Dr. Ruth Lukabyo. The book,...

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Gospel Seriously: The Dangerous Necessity of Goal-Driven Ministry

What are you aiming for in your ministry? How are you planning to reach these goals? What do you have to change to make it happen? Not just in your rhetoric, but in your action? Not just in your grand...

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