I’ve written a little book, ‘Symphony from the Great War’.
In ‘Symphony from the Great War’ an Australian takes his family to northern Europe to retrace the steps of his Great-grandfather during the First World War on the Western Front. As they visit famed places like Plugstreet, Messines, and Villers-Bretonneux, Murray Campbell offers theological insights into the nature of warfare and the human condition.
History records moments of courage, genius, and creativity. Not everyone who participated in the dramas of the past is afforded such roles. William Campbell fought on the Western Front but he was no Ajax or Achilles. This is the story of an ordinary Australian who survived the Great War without fame or note.
If you are interested in Australian history, the First World War, and some theology sprinkled into the mix, you might like to buy, own, and read ‘Symphony from the Great War’. Available now on Kindle
We all need hope during uncertain times. As a way of giving encouragement and stimulating thought on important topics, I’m starting a youtube channel (and podcast to come). The aim is to upload 1-2 short messages each week.
On the way to 100 million reads! (hyperbole intended)
It’s one year since I began this blog. Blogging is a work in progress; not unlike learning to the play piano. You have to practice regularly, and as you do one discovers that there is yet more improvement to be had.
From the vault, here are the 10 most read articles that I’ve written thus far (I’m not including pieces published in the media and other sites). A couple from the previous blog have snuck in as they continue to be read.
This list shouldn’t be confused as being synonymous with the most significant articles from the blog, but those which have attracted the highest readership.
Also interesting is how social issues dominate the list, rather than posts which focused on theological and church matters. I suspect this is due to the fact that ethical questions have broader interest than issues facing a Christian denomination, amongst others things.
After blogging on Mentone Baptist’s website for the last 3 years, I’m moving here to murraycampbell.net. The Mentone Blog has been a great platform for public discourse, with 10,000s of people using it each year. While we will continue to publish articles on the church website, we are giving it a fresh focus, and so we’ve decided to begin this blog as a new home for exploring how the Gospel of Jesus Christ intersects with and can even transform Melbourne culture and churches.
This change will also alleviate the pains endure by tea-drinking Richmond supporters at Mentone Baptist who have long been thought of as coffee-drinking Carlton fans!