Mark Powell

Mark Powell is associate pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, a multi-site church in Strathfield, NSW. He and his wife have six children. Mark is a passionate advocate for faith, family, freedom and life. He is a gifted communicator and has made various appearances on radio and TV. Mark is unafraid to graciously speak the truth about contentious issues. He contributes to numerous online publications including The Spectator Australia, where his articles often appear in the most popular list.

Articles by Mark Powell.

  • 27 December 2022

    10.1 MINS

    I have a confession to make. I have never been a fan of Nick Cave and The Bad Seed’s music. Before reading Faith, Hope and Carnage (Text Publishing, 2022) -- which is an edited interview transcript between Cave and O’Hagan -- I was only familiar [...]

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  • 12 December 2022

    6.6 MINS

    Every Christian faces a three-fold enemy of the world, the flesh and the Devil. Even though Satan has been defeated by the person and work of Jesus (Luke 10:18; John 12:31; 1 John 3:8), the spiritual battle continues. And while it is impossible for someone [...]

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  • 28 November 2022

    2.7 MINS

    It’s almost a given today that masculinity is viewed as being a negative and even harmful thing. The most common adjective which is used to describe someone who is overly masculine is that it is ‘toxic’. Due to the impact of the fall, sin has [...]

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  • 21 November 2022

    3 MINS

    The NT parliament is currently considering amending the Anti-Discrimination Act so as to end an existing provision that allows “religious educational institutions to discriminate against staff based on their sexuality”. This would mean people who do not share the beliefs or values of a faith-based [...]

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  • 21 November 2022

    8.8 MINS

    As the dust starts to finally settle on COVID-19 -- and life begins to get back, at least somewhat, to ‘normal’ -- I’ve been reflecting on what has happened over the past couple of years. What are the lessons which we, especially Christians, need to [...]

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  • 11 November 2022

    8.8 MINS

    An excellent exegesis of how Scripture speaks to us of the conditions in which revival may flourish, as well as what may impede the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Amongst many conservative Protestants today -- be they Reformed, Evangelical or even Pentecostal [...]

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  • 1 November 2022

    1.7 MINS

    The Anglican Cathedral in Melbourne has recently installed an artwork promoting a permanent Welcome to Country. But rather than contain the prescribed words commonly said at Australian community events, the six panels depict the pantheistic creation stories of the Kulin people. What’s more, they are [...]

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  • 30 October 2022

    3.5 MINS

    Intention If we want to see corporate revival, then we have to start with individuals Scripture “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the [...]

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  • 14 October 2022

    11.4 MINS

    The concept of Australia's "Stolen Generations" is a myth. Justin Welby, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, is currently in Australia and pontificating on the historic wrongs we have committed against indigenous peoples. According to The Australian, Dr Welby stated: ‘There is a very considerable consciousness of [...]

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  • 8 October 2022

    2 MINS

    The Presbyterian Church of Tasmania expresses its deep concern at recent events surrounding the resignation of Andrew Thorburn as chief executive of the AFL’s Essendon Football Club. We believe that this marks a watershed moment in Australian history -- the day we've departed from some [...]

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