Dr Ted Baehr Perth visit May 22 to May 27

Organised by Christian Gleanings, Dr Ted Baehr is coming to Perth May 22 to May 27 2013.

Dr Ted Baehr is the founder of Good News Communications, Inc., MOVIEGUIDE & the Christian Film & Television Commission Ministry.

There is opportunity to hear him speak at the following:

Thursday 23 May, 6.30pm: Dr Ted Baehr from movieguide.org will address the 3rd speakers forum of the Dawson Society for Philiosophy and Culture. He will speak on “Virtue in an age of global entertainment: We’re not in Kansas or Kiev anymore.” It will be held at Rosie O’Grady, James St, Northbridge, starting at 6.30pm. Dinner costs $25. RSVP to Thomas Gourlay gourlayt@gmail.com or 0434 402 884.

Friday 24 May, 6pm: Dr Ted Baehr will speak on “Understanding the Mass Media’s Influence on Today’s Culture”. HTe evening will be hosted by the National Civic Council, Media Standards Australia, Family Council of WA and the Australian Family Association. It will start 6pm, at the LJ Goody Bioethics Centre, 39 Jugan St, Glendalough. RSVP to wa@ncc.org.au or phone 08 9277 1222. 

For more details click here.

Saturday 25 May, 12-2.30pm: Dr Ted Baehr will speak on the “Culture Wise Family” at Vose Seminary, 20 Hayman Road, Bentley. Cost for the lunch is $25. . Also speaking is Dr Ted;s son, Robert, who will speak on “Social Media – friend or foe?” The talk is hosted by FamilyVoice and Christian Gleanings. For more details visit the FB page or the FamilyVoice page. To book call 1300 365 965

Saturday 25 May, 8pm: Dr Ted Baehr will speak on the “Culture Wise Family” at the Gong, Free Reformed Church of Armadale, 84 Fifth Road, Armadale. Also speaking is Dr Ted;s son, Robert, who will speak on “Social Media – friend or foe?” The talk is hosted by FamilyVoice and Christian Gleanings. For information email gary@christiangleanings.com or call 0429 341 774. For more details visit the FB page or download and print the event flyer.

 

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POSTED 21 May 2013
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WA Election Advice from Christian Organisations

To compare party platforms from a Christian perspective visit the website prepared by the Australian Christian Lobby, Young FamilyVoiceFamily Voice, and HOPE.

The Christian Values Checklist gives a clear picture of the differences between the parties on a number of issues.

The ACL Make it Count event where Colin Barnett and Mark McGowan answered a series of questions from church leaders in front of an estimated 800 Christians is now available.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

From Feb 12 to 24 March 2013 the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting will be held. For prayer points and ideas on how to get involved with your church visit: http://www.40daysofprayer.com.au/

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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Persecution 2013 WatchList

Open Doors has released its annual list of the top countries were pesecutions occur. Topping the list, for the 11th year in a row is North Korea,. Five new countries, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Niger entered the list for the first time. The report says there are an estimated 100 million Christians that are being persecuted.  Egypt was 25th on the list, just below Tanzanzia. Vietnam was 21st on the list. The countries that took part in the “Arab Spring” have seen an rise in persecution as a result of the rise in Islamism. For full list details click here.

Action: Opendoors asks that people pray for those countries in the 2013 World Watch list. Pray for the Christians living in these places. Pray for the leadership of these nations, pray that God will continue to strengthen His church in these countries.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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ARPA Christian Political Engagement Breakfast

With the State Election coming up in March 2013, the Association for Reformed Political Action has organised a breakfast on Christian political engagement: practical tips and pitfalls. It will be held 8.30-10.30am, 2 Feb 2013 at ‘the Gong’, Free Reformed Church of Armadale.

Guest Speakers:

Gary Kleyn (WA Director, Australian Christians – formally the Christian Democratic Party),

Rhys Vallance (WA Director, Australian Christian Lobby),

Peter Abetz MLA (Member for Southern River) and

Hon. Nick Goiran MLC (Member for the South Metropolitan Region).

RSVP to Emma Bax (0408 478 889 or emma.bax@iinet.net.au)

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Australian Religious Stats

The latest religious statistics have been released in a publication called “Australia’s Religious Communities – Facts and Figures.” Based on the 2011 census figures, it was produced by the Christian Research Association and written by Philip Hughes, Margaret Fraser and Stephen Reid.  It shows that between 2001 and 2011, 1.8 million migrants, 750,000 of whom where Christian, came to Australia. Around 161,000 migrants during this period where Hindus, 147,000 Muslim. The number of Reformed and Presbyterian fell from 650,000 to 599,000 during the period. The number in the United Church fell 155,000 to around 1m people. Of those that counted themselves Baptist, 63% were involved in church life monthly or more often. 20% of those that counted themselves Reformed or Presbyterian were involved in church life at least monthly. 

To download a copy of the e-book click here.  It was

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Church is losing Influence in the Philippines

A report by Associated Press journalist Hrvoje Hranjski (Jan 3, 2013, New Law Points to Philippines Church’s Waning Sway) says that the recent passing of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act 2012 in the Philippines shows that the Catholic Church no longer has sway over the masses as it did during President Marcos’ time.

The law, which now faces a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, gives Govt funding for contraceptives.  According to the Associated Press article, “Catholic leaders consider the law an attack on the church’s core values — the sanctity of life — saying that contraceptives promote promiscuity and destroy life.”

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

From Feb 12 to 24 March 2013 the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting will be held. For prayer points and ideas on how to get involved with your church visit: http://www.40daysofprayer.com.au/

 

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Kenya and Tanzania Church attacks

The Barnabas Fund reports that the church in Kenya and Tanzania is under mounting threat from radical Islamist groups that are carrying out attacks with growing frequency and ferocity in a bid to wipe out Christianity from Africa’s east coast. For full story click here.

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POSTED 6 Dec 2012
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New Church of England Head

The next Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, Justin Welby has urged the Church’s general synod to vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops, according to the Guardian. He said he also would listen carefully to the point of view of homosexual believers. “I also know I need to listen very attentively to the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] communities and examine my own thinking carefully and prayerfully,” he said. “I am always averse to the language of exclusion, where what we are called to is to love in the same way that Jesus Christ loves us. Above all, in the church we need to create safe spaces for these issues to be discussed in honesty and in love.”

For story in the Guardian click here

To watch a video message from the Bishop click here

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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