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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Song of the Week


This week’s Song of the Week comes courtesy of Hollyn and Chris McClarney. I absolutely love the lyrics and message of There’s A Hope as well as Hollyn’s very unique voice. I freely admit that if you check my playlists, I like pretty much anything she puts out. I hope you enjoy it as much […]

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What Is Holiness?


Ever since God said, “Be holy for I am holy,” people have argued about exactly what he meant.  Everyone has their own version and opinion of what holiness is.  So what is holiness?  To understand what holiness is, we first have to understand what it is not. Holiness is not a list of rules and […]

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Canva


Last week in my post about CreationSwap I briefly mentioned Canva as a site similar in function that some of you who work in media at church might know. Then I realised that many of you may not know about Canva or may not be using it to it’s full capacity. If you are not […]

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