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All articles by Peter Barnes

Rev Dr Peter Barnes is a Presbyterian pastor who lives in Sydney, Australia. He has served on the mission field in Vanuatu, ministered on the Nambucca River in northern NSW, and is currently pastor at Revesby Presbyterian Church. He lectures in Church History at the Presbyterian Theological College in Burwood.

He is editor of the periodical Australian Presbyterian (AP), and has written several books.

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November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The mystery of sovereignty

God is utterly sovereign in all things, yet we human beings remain responsible for our actions. This is one of the most difficult, yet also one of the most crucial, teachings of the Bible. We cannot easily see how both these things can be true at the same time, but the Scripture certainly teaches…

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October 1998
Articles > Guest column

Is God sexist?

Since feminism has become a non-negotiable creed, ‘sexism’ is now seen as one of the major sins left in modern society. To call someone a sexist is to accuse him of being a boorish dinosaur who has yet to catch up with the progressive ethics of our day. We have come a long way…

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September 1998
Articles > Guest column

How not to raise children

There are a multitude of ways of going wrong in the Christian life, but Eli’s way is particularly sad. Eli was an Old Testament priest who seems to have known God and bowed to his will. When Samuel informed him of God’s judgement upon his household, Eli responded with both grace and realism: ‘It…

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August 1998
Articles > Guest column

Guest column- Oil and healing

In the epistle of James we read: 'Is anyone sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he…

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