Christmas Once Again…

by Milton Oliver

Like you, I have noticed the commercial Christmas paraphernalia encroaching ever since Melbourne Cup Day. It happens every year, of course, but the crassness of it all always leaves me squirming – I hate it. But there’s another side to the abuse of Christmas, too. I’m sure some of you have become aware of it. […]

So, You Think You Don’t Need Church?

by Milton Oliver

So, You Think You Don’t Need Church? I hear it all the time in all sorts of places when people find out I am a pastor. “Oh, I’m a Christian, but I don’t go to church.” “You don’t have to go to church to be a Christian, I worship God in nature.” You know the […]

At Death’s Door

by Milton Oliver

  I came across this in the psalms the other night at Preachers Club – and I just couldn’t let it pass without comment. Fools, because of their rebellious way, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all kinds of food; and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they […]

This Present Darkness…

by Milton Oliver

Some of you may have picked up in the on-line media this last week a development concerning spiritual warfare. It was reported in several secular media outlets and concerned the eventual appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court – after weeks of gruelling public scrutiny. Following the swearing in ceremony, a group […]

God alone…..

by Milton Oliver

God alone… “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart.”   Psalm 86:11–12 (NIV) The psalmist here focuses on one thing that is necessary if we are to […]

The Secularisation of Rwanda

by Milton Oliver

More than 8,000 Rwandan churches have closed this year as the East African nation’s government makes clear its aggressive secular stance. The Rwanda Governance Board put new regulations in place at the beginning of the year claiming that the vibrant religious community’s sometimes makeshift operations have threatened the lives of followers – that’s the pretext, […]

The Prosperity Gospel – Another False Gospel

by Milton Oliver

The Prosperity Gospel – Another False Gospel Following on from the last editorial about antinomianism I have had many conversations around the place. Some were so surprised at the insidious intrusion of this heresy into Australian Christian life. Antinomianism is surprisingly widespread. There’s another (just as dangerous) false teaching that is just as widespread. It […]

We Were Created To Praise Him

by Milton Oliver

We Were Created to Praise Him! “[When] the Lord shall build up Zion; he shall appear in his glory. He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer. This will be written for the generation to come, and the people yet to be created may praise the Lord.” – Psalm […]

Sing A New Song

by Milton Oliver

Fresh… I was reading Psalm 96 this morning. Sometimes when I am reading a particular Scripture an old memory can be triggered. So, I’m reading Psalm 96:1-2 (for my S.O.A.P.) and my mind went back to a time where, in worship way back when I was in Primary School, on a hot summer’s morning, we […]

What’s at the core

by Milton Oliver

What’s at the Core? Read 1 Corinthians 11:1 The apostle Paul urges us to be imitators of God, our heavenly Father. But how are we to imitate a God we cannot see? Are we to dress like Jesus’ dressed, or does this admonition go much deeper? Quite simply, the goal of every Christian is to […]