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Leadership: Military and Spiritual Warfare
LTGEN (Ret’d) Ajai Barnabas Masih
In most modern armed forces there are principles of leadership which have parallels to the principles of …
‘Fear and Failure’ or ‘Grace and Greatness’
This article is based on Mat Kratiuk’s presentation at the 2017 MCF Forgiven Seminar and is also published in the Nov 2017 edition of Crossfire …
Forgiving the Unforgivable
This article is based on Berni Dymet’s presentation at the 2017 …
Let everything that breathes praise the LORD
Chaplain Kevin Russell
1 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty firmament!
2 Praise him for his …
Of whom I am the worst
This article is based on FLTLT Scott Minchin’s presentation at the 2017 MCF Forgiven Seminar and is also published in the Nov 2017 edition of …
Is it possible to be a faithful follower of Christ in the Military and in Politics?
The following article is based on the talk given by Andrew Hastie, MP for the 2017 Defence Christians’ Dinner. It is published in Crossfire magazine …
MCF Australia’s First Magazine
Want to see a piece of MCF Australia’s history? Before we had Crossfire magazine there was The Australian Practical Christianity which was the …
From the archives: MCF Annual Dinner 2000
East Timor Reflections
This article found on an old version of the MCF website was written by then Captain (now LTCOL) Phil McMaster who …
Fit for Purpose
SQNLDR Paul Simmons
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
The Lord laid on my heart to look today at …
By Dave Hodgson
Having an assignment helps bring purpose and hope back in people’s lives. The assignment is not always easy, it can seem to be …
Moral Injury, Spiritual Wounds and Dents in the Soul; if Jesus is the answer what is the Church’s role in healing?
Chaplain Rob Sutherland
I thoroughly enjoyed my time as an infantry officer. I served in the ‘long peace’, joining the Army after the Vietnam …