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kidswise.com.au - Children's Ministry Resource ·

LOREN BECROFT takes a look at some new resources for kids …
Source: Perspective Vo11 No1-4 © Perspective 2004

God wants you to be rich ·

LUKE TATTERSALL takes a look at the prosperity gospel …
Source: Perspective Vo11 No1-4 © Perspective 2004

Review: The Bible in Ten Easy Lessons ·

A Bible Overview for Sunday School Kids. Recently revised and re-packaged, this very helpful term of Sunday School lesson material is now available on CD-ROM as well as book format.
Source: Perspective Vo5 No2 © Perspective 1999

The Pastor's Sin ·

JENS NORVED takes a look at the pastor’s ever-constant companion…
Source: Perspective Vo10 No3&4 © Perspective 2003

Putting Everyone In the Picture ·

LOREN BECROFT looks at ways to make your church meeting outsider friendly.
Source: Perspective Vo10 No3&4 © Perspective 2003

Four Letter Word ·

JENS NORVED looks at the four letter word that both allures and strikes fear into Christian web surfers
Source: Perspective Vo10 No3&4 © Perspective 2003

The 3 x 3 Challenge ·

PHIL CAMPBELL looks at new ways to grow, serve and reach out…
Source: Perspective Vo10 No3&4 © Perspective 2003

Evangelistic Passion ·

FRANK RETIEF looks at how we can regain our passion for the gospel.
Source: Perspective Vo10 No2 © Perspective 2002

Our Saviour King ·

How does confessing Jesus as Lord save us? JOHN CHAPMAN investigates the saving role of Israel’s kings…
Source: Perspective Vo10 No1 © Perspective 2002

Ready to fly - The EMU story ·

Philip Percival explains the background to EMU Music
Source: Perspective Vo9 No4 © Perspective 2002

The Prayer of Jabez ·

What is wrong with the Prayer of Jabez? After all it’s from the Bible. LUKE TATTERSALL takes a look at what’s wrong with the Prayer of Jabez, and explains the dangers of this approach to applying the Bible …
Source: Perspective Vo9 No3 © Perspective 2001

The Parent Trap ·

CARMILINA READ looks at what principles from the Bible we should apply to raising our children.
Source: Perspective Vo9 No3 © Perspective 2001

Making great music - making music great... ·

MIKE HAMMOND looks into the theology and practise of church music…
Source: Perspective Vo9 No2 © Perspective 2001

Of swords and ploughshares ·

MICHAEL FISCHER reflects on the events of September 11th 2001
Source: Perspective Vo9 No2 © Perspective 2001

The day that changed the world ·

LUKE TATTERSALLreflects on the events of September 11th 2001
Source: Perspective Vo9 No2 © Perspective 2001

Everyone wants to rule the world ·

TONY ROWBOTHAM writes on developing a theology of work.
Source: Perspective Vo9 No1 © Perspective 2001

Who changed the rules? ·

Short article for a church newsletter or magazine…
Source: Perspective Vo9 No1 © Perspective 2001

The heart of the matter - Deut. 30:1-6 ·

Phil Campbell argues that the whole biblical narrative is summarised in a few short verses in Deuteronomy. A bold claim? Check it out for yourself…
Source: Perspective Vo8 No4 © Perspective 2001

Dying for me ·

A “ready to roll” article for your church newsletter
Source: Perspective Vo8 No4 © Perspective2001

Music to gather by ·

Rob Smith asks: “What’s going on when we sing in church?”
Source: Perspective Vo8 No2 © Pearl Beach Press 2000

Point Taken ·

Con Campbell ponders some of the dangers of too much systematic theology…
Source: Perspective Vo8 No1 © Perspective 2000

Recapturing a lost ethos ·

Craig Tucker dips into the archives and unearths the wisdom of his Presbyterian forebears. Maybe there are some good lessons for today…
Source: Perspective Vo8 No1 © Pearl Beach Press 2000

Who sanitised the Saviour? ·

Don’t put Jesus in the washing machine, warns Grant Retief, as he considers Paul’s continuing passion for the gospel in Romans 1…
Source: Perspective Vo8 No1 © Perspective 2000

What's gone wrong with my church? ·

How do you diagnose a sick church? For this anonymous contributor at least, the symptoms are clear. After years of growth, his church is choking…
Source: Perspective Vo7 No3&4 © Pearl Beach Press 1999

World Championship Wrestling, Postmodernism ·

Postmodernism… everyone’s talking about it, but what’s it really about? This summary from Luke Tattersall may be a useful resource for your church magazine.
Source: Perspective Vo7 No2 © Perspective 1999

Planting To Fail ·

Why do so many church plants fail to thrive? Craig Tucker offers some answers
Source: Perspective Vo7 No2 © Perspective 1999

Getting the big picture ·

Prompted by the last issue of Perspective, Mike Fischer ponders the paradox of Apocalyptic Perspicuity…
Source: Perspective Vo7 No1 © Perspective 1999

The good music guide ·

There’s more to making contemporary church music sound good than throwing together a few musicians! Mark Cooper-White offers this practical guide to training your church band…
Source: Perspective Vo6 No3 & 4 © Pearl Beach Press 1999

Jesus, lover of my soul ·

Charles Wesley or trendy chorus? CONTENT of our songs is the most important thing…
Source: Perspective Vo6 No3 & 4 © Perspective 1999

Dangerous Worship ·

Are we being misled by the “worship movement” that’s sweeping though many churches?
Source: Perspective Vo6 No3 & 4 ©Perspective 1999

Treasure in clay pots ·

Here’s a useful word of encouragement for tired Christian workers from MICHAEL FISCHER, as he ponders on the ministry dynamics of death and resurrection…
Source: Perspective Vo6 No2 ©Perspective 1999

Office Politics - revisited ·

STEVE CREE’S previous article “Office Politics” generated considerable response from our readers when published. Read on, as Steve battles it out (lovingly) with a selection of our readers…
Source: Perspective Vo6 No2 ©Perspective 1999

Office Politics ·

A fresh look at the burning issue of church leadership by STEVE CREE
Source: Perspective Vo6 No1 ©Perspective1999

How to plunder Egypt... ·

What can we – and should we – be learning form the gurus of the church growth movement?
Source: Perspective Vo5 No4 ©Perspective 1999

Anointed to stand firm ·

Christians fall into the dangerous habit of misusing Biblical words and the whole ‘anointing’ terminology is a good example.
Source: Perspective Vo5 No2 ©Perspective 1999

Preaching in a post-modern world ·

Phil Campbell reviews Don Carson’s September 1996 “Postmodernism” lectures…
Source: Perspective Vo4 No4 ©Perspective 1999

A good read ·

According to regular bookworm, David Thurston, a balanced reading diet is essential for good health…
Source: Perspective Vo4 No4 ©Perspective 1999

Planning Evangelism ·

In a church, evangelism will rarely just “happen”. It is something that you need to plan and train people for.
Source: Perspective Vo4 No4 ©Perspective 1999

Would you like fries with that? ·

Is your church clear about where it’s heading? Can you clearly state your purpose as a church? LUKE TATTERSALLl says you should develop a Mission Statement…
Source: Perspective Vo4 No2 ©Perspective 1999

Saviour on a pole ·

Baffled by the lead-in to the world’s most popular Bible verse? DAVID THURSTON explains…
Source: Perspective Vo4 No2 ©Perspective 1999

Intimacy or faithfulness ·

Mike Fischer ponders some popular Old Testament piety as he asks what it means to “walk with God.”
Source: Perspective Vo4 No1 ©Perspective 1999

Teaching Women how to serve... ·

Whatever you position on women’s ministry, the Bible is clearly in favour of women teaching women. But are we? Susan Thorp investigates…
Source: Perspective Vo3 No3&4 ©Perspective 1999

Form follows function ·

Maybe the walls don’t have ears, but every building has a voice, says MARTIN MORGAN, as he investigates the form and function of our church buildings
Source: Perspective Vo2 No1 ©Perpsective 1999

A view from the pew ·

After preaching at an average rate of twice a Sunday for 16 years, DAVID BURKE returned to the pew in 1989 after taking up Christian Education work. We asked him for a view from the pew…
Source: Perspective Vo1 No4 ©Perspective 1999

Put it in writing ·

In spite of the growth in electronic communication, the print media still plays an-important role in today’s society.
Source: Perspective Vo1 No4 ©Perspective 1999

Deception - The key to Genesis? ·

Grant Thorp discovers a thread that might just unravel the mysteries of the book of Genesis…
Source: Perspective Vo1 No3 ©Perspective 1999

Who says the Antichrist is coming? ·

Phil Campbell asks some controversial questions about a controversial figure… who is “the antichrist”, and who actually said he was coming?
Source: Perspective Vo1 No3 ©Perspective 1999

That the widow's mite not ·

Was Jesus commending the widow or condemning the Pharisees? Phil Campbell takes another look at the “widow’s mite” in Mark 12:41-44
Source: Perspective Vo1 No3 ©Perspective 1999



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