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Writing tips for students

Writing assignments can be scary, confusing and frustrating. Even more so if it’s been a while since you’ve had to write an essay. You’re not alone in this as many struggle with written work. It could be that English is your second language and writing in English doesn’t come as easily.

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The need for training

BST lecturers are committed to God’s call to mission, including Dr Alan Stanley. While he’s a full-time lecturer at BST, Alan also travels to Asia with goEast during his breaks, training up the next generation of gospel workers in places like India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Here’s a recent blog from Alan on why he is passionate about this ministry…

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Mysterious yet knowable

Earlier in the year (semester one) I relished the opportunity to study the Gospels more deeply. Our New Testament class took on a hermeneutic of love and devotion to the pages as we discussed the context and historical background…

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Fleeing to God

What is the one thing in your life at the moment that you know God wants you to do but you are not doing it? Where you are holding back? Resisting? Or even being plain disobedient?

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City of onions – postcard from Jerusalem

Israel doesn’t often top Australian tourist destination lists. Its history is plagued with conflict and controversy; its territories disputed for millennia. But if you can get past the perilous media and rumours of war, it is a place that will both surprise and reward the intrepid soul. What I discovered in its ancient and holy capital was nothing short of remarkable.

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The Psalms are necessary

Viewing the Psalms as “tools for prayer” is a very helpful way to understand their role and to remember that we need to use them. How much can we do in our natural lives without tools? How do you grow or cook food without tools? How do you construct anything without tools?

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From Brisbane to Israel, where to next?

When people think of Bible college they might automatically assume it’s for those who want to be involved in full-time ministry. While there are many desiring to serve full-time, there are also many of us who are working in the secular context, and studying part-time with a desire to be better equipped.

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What is the Meaning of Life? A Response to Stephen Fry

One might respond by saying that Fry would put no stock in the Bible’s claims. But let’s not be too quick. Fry is actually aware of some of the Bible’s claims elsewhere and even acknowledges that the God of the Bible has “terms”.

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Spiritual maturity

In 2011 the US based Barna Research group conducted a study on how Christians defined spiritual maturity.[1] The study found that “Most Christians…four out of five (81% in fact)…equate spiritual maturity with following the rules” – things like reading the Bible, prayer, going to church, being moral. I can identify with this…

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Treasures in the Bible

The day I became a Christian I remember going home that night and diving in to read all of Genesis and Revelation. I wanted to get the overview of what happened in the beginning and what was to happen in the end. It was the most logical thing to do at the time. I was 15 and it sparked my curiosity to know the Bible more deeply.

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