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Practical and Pastoral – Ted Curnow

Pastoral and Devotional resources from the Reverend Ted (E.A.) Curnow member of the ACC Cranbourne Cluster (Victoria).

Bag of Allsorts No 8

We may have friends who experience same-sex attraction or identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender or experience struggles in this area. Check out this range of resources that bring clarity, challenge and compassion.

The items offered here seek to provide thinking Christian people with resources and a Biblical world view amid the many voices competing for people’s hearts and minds. 

Quest for Heart – Mind Spirituality

Rev. Ted Curnow explores the state of the current church and reflects on our heritage.

Prayers for Sexuality and Marriage

With issues of Government, Marriage and Sexuality so prominent today, Rev E.A. Curnow provides two prayers for use in Public Worship.

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“Weeds Happen”

Ted Curnow reflects on the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, a story that Jesus told ithat ntroduces us to a number of important insights about the Kingdom of God. It encourages us to recognise that good and evil will always be present. It encourages us to be patient, to live in hope and to trust in the final purposes of God.

 

Tired and Trying Christians

Comments on the Insights for living from Major Ian Thomas.

Helpful Marriage Resource for Today: ACC Declaration

This statement is the introduction to a booklet available from the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church. In making it available here it is hoped that others will want assist with the wide circulation of this helpful explanation, through churches and congregations.

This introduction, is part of a booklet entitled, “Declaration on Marriage and the Family” that sets out a sound biblical understanding of sexuality and marriage.

Copies can be obtained via; Email; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

or ACC, PO Box 968 Newtown NSW 2042 Tel (02) 95505358

The Importance of Small Groups

Sometimes we have thought big is better while in God’s economy, small has often been beautiful. The small group could be said to be a primary expression of church. Reflect on the place of the small group in the life of your church and the priority it is given.

Rebecca’s Story

A renewed connection: God's transforming love shown over the decades.

Pernicious Pluralism

Is the Christian gospel simply one of many world religions? Some advocate the convergence of all world religions as if there are many ways to God. Christianity does not fit into assumptions largely bases on attitudes on mind. Christianity is based on God’s self-revelation in the historical act of Jesus Christ, his life death and resurrection.

Download the 4 page paper as a PDF

 

Easter 2017

Over the Easter period the community enjoys a holiday weekend. While the commercial world trivialises Easter, for Christian people Christ’s death and resurrection are central in human history. The Easter events free us from death and enable us to face the future with confidence. This great festival of the Christian faith needs to be publicly celebrated with enthusiasm. Here are some suggestions for Easter 2017 from Rev. E.A. Curnow.