The Power of Choice


One of the most awesome things about this life is the power to choose.  But as Spider-man’s wise Uncle once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is true that the ability to choose is a very wonderful and powerful thing.  But it’s also true that the ability to choose comes with very weighty […]

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Truth Isn’t Truth


Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani, who is most recognised as being the mayor of New York City during 9/11 and who is also one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, made headlines by saying, “Truth isn’t truth.” Giuliani said the now infamous line in response to Chuck Todd, the anchor of the show he was on, […]

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Absolute Trust in An Absolute God


Trust is a word that is misused and abused a lot these days.  It’s also a concept that is seriously lacking in our generation.  No one trusts anyone anymore.  And for good reason.  It’s hard to find people that you can fully trust, even among your friends and family.  But there is someone who you […]

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The Importance of the Resurrection


The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the pillar of the Christian faith.  If one could disprove the resurrection, they could find the ultimate flaw of Christianity.  In 1 Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul himself said that if there is no resurrection then our faith is in vain.  This is why there is a movement in […]

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What I’m Listening to…


I have long been an advocate for listening to podcasts and audio books. Living in a city like Sydney, there are a lot of hours throughout the week spent in a car or on public transport. I have listed below just a few of the podcasts that I keep up with along with an audio […]

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Clues of God


There is a movement today of intellectuals known as the New Atheists. They would rather be known as Brights, I guess hinting that those who are not atheists are not so bright. Anyway, what’s new about this ‘new atheism’ is the militant way that they approach their lack of belief in God. They don’t believe […]

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Why Choose Jesus?


Jesus.  Just the mention of his name causes controversy.  Athletes and famous people will thank God, but very few will actually mention his name.  Many, including Muslims and Buddhists, will say that Jesus was a good man, but nothing more than that.  Pull 10 people aside and ask them who Jesus is and you just […]

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Starting A Church Podcast


If you don’t have a church podcast, why not? As long as you have the ability to record, I cannot really see a downside. Podcasting has grown exponentially over the last 5 years and without a doubt there are many people within your church that listen to podcasts on a weekly basis. This would be […]

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Pastoring Stinks


No doubt when you read that title you are wondering what in the world I am talking about.  How can the lead Pastor of a church make such a ridiculous statement?  It’s very simple.  Pastoring does stink, and I will prove it to you. First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Mike Hackathorn and […]

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