The Author

Matthew Payne is a PhD student at Sydney University investigating the ministry and theology of William Perkins (1558-1602). Matthew leads “Stretch”, a ministry which aims to educate ordinary Christians in theology through interactive seminars (visit: Matthew, his wife Mandy, and their three boys attend St Barnabas Anglican Church Ingleburn, where Matthew and Mandy both serve in various capacities.

Which is Easier?

  “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?” (Mark 2:9)

Whatever Happened to Pursuing Godliness?

In my experience most Christians aren’t very interested in

Serve Jesus Where He Has Put You (Now)

Many of us feel trapped in our life circumstances.

The Prodigal Arminian?

You shouldn’t expect every Bible passage to teach every

What is the Image of God?

In Genesis 1:27 we read that ‘God created mankind