Peter Barnes

Rev Dr Peter Barnes is a Presbyterian pastor who lives in Sydney, Australia. He has served on the mission field in Vanuatu, ministered on the Nambucca River in northern New South Wales, and is currently pastor at Revesby Presbyterian Church. He lectures in Church History at the Presbyterian Theological College in Burwood.

He is editor of the periodical Australian Presbyterian (AP), and has written several books for the Trust. He is married to Lyn, and they have six children.

Articles by Peter Barnes:

  • 2 April 2024

    1.6 MINS

    It has just become public that it is likely that a private member’s bill will shortly be moved which is designed to outlaw political discrimination. Since politics is behind so much of the misery and conflict in the world, this is a much-needed bill...

  • 7 February 2024

    4.1 MINS

    When we consider some of the attacks on life in our culture, it is easy to give way. It’s easy to be quiet or to keep our head down, or to just mutter within our own safe circles. And it’s tempting to wash our hands.

  • 30 January 2024

    2.9 MINS

    We were all once embryos! That unites us, one to the other. God made us all in the womb — the weak, the helpless, the unborn, the disabled, the slave, all of us. Therefore, let us be compassionate to all.

  • 28 January 2024

    3.6 MINS

    As we stand for truth, there is sometimes a danger of viewing people based on their camp and forgetting something common to all humanity. All of us are sinners, and all of us deserve God’s wrath.

  • 25 October 2022

    2.9 MINS

    Intention That we would truly understand the reality of revival Scripture ‘Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but in pretence,’ says the Lord. (Jeremiah 3:10) Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss [...]

  • 4 May 2022

    3.2 MINS

    Intention Christians have dual obligations as earthly citizens and heavenly citizens Scripture "But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will transform our lowly body to be like His glorious body, by the power that [...]

  • 27 October 2020

    4.4 MINS

    Intention Obeying God sometimes means disobeying evil authorities. Scripture “Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, ‘When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if [...]

  • 7 October 2019

    2.3 MINS

    by Rev Dr Peter Barnes, Moderator-General, Presbyterian Church of Australia Intention God is holy and demands obedience from His people. Scripture “If you walk in My statutes … , then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its [...]

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