Quarterly briefings - walking your Christian life
February 2024 InterSections
Welcome to a new year and a new issue of InterSections!
This issue has a loose theme around prayer. As Craig Holyoak notes in our Feature article, prayer can be a subversive activity in today’s age – because through prayer we’re affirming that God’s in control, not us. But to pray well, one has to pray much (as some wise person once wrote). Yet many Christians who have tried to improve their prayer lives find their efforts sabotage by stumbling blocks. If you feel that way, read Faith Tabalujan’s Food for Thought – you may well benefit from practical tips on how to persevere in prayer. To round it off, Nancy Wu Won adds her voice by suggesting how we can pray using Psalms from the Old Testament.
For our Interview, we cross the ditch and learn about the experiences of David & Mary Nelson in Tauranga, New Zealand. The Nelsons are Americans who have long lived in the land of the Long White Cloud (Aeoteroa) to serve God’s kingdom there.
Our Book Review by Alvin Tjipto explores a book about preaching by the late Timothy Keller (but it’s not a book only for preachers – you must read the review if you wish to know more). Finally, our regular News page carries updates about the 2023 APEDS forum in Melbourne, Camp Challenge in NSW, and the 30th annual Saving Light Series of lectures held by Heidelberg West Church of Christ in Victoria.
Enjoy reading and be encouraged!
The InterSections team
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'But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well’ Matthew 6:33.