Jun 09 2020
The Church | A Woman Of ValourByCarrie Shaw InThe Church 2Reading Time: 12 minutes
In my recent article, ‘The People Of The Kingdom’, I noted that the church is the tangible evidence of the kingdom of God. Church people are kingdom people, living in a fellowship under King Jesus, with lives that “are literally connected to things before the creation of the world and extending far into eternity” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) (Matter Of The Heart). By looking more closely at how the Bible describes the church, we will also see what…
Mar 05 2019
Is Church-Going Still Relevant?ByCarrie Shaw InPersonal 0Reading Time: 6 minutes
Despite Christianity still being Australia’s largest religion (61.1% compared with 7.3% of all other religions combined), the proportion of Australians identifying as Christian has been steadily declining over the past century. Compared to 1911, when 96% of people identified as Christian, the 2001 census recorded the figure of 68% and the latest Census, taken in 2011, recorded a drop to 61.1%.
New figures released in 2017 show that some 7 million Australians (30.1% of the population),…