Ray Barnett

Ray Barnett spent much of the last thirty years working in nations where governments were often brutally opposed to the followers of Jesus. It was a clandestine work of Bible teaching, with the aim of equipping and enabling nationals to reach and teach their own people. He has occasionally spoken at churches and conferences in western countries but has usually kept under the radar. Ray has written three books and numerous articles to encourage people of faith. His career background has been as a copywriter. He and his wife Marilyn live in Queensland. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.

Articles by Ray Barnett:

  • 9 May 2024

    5.9 MINS

    How does a man like Stangl take his briefcase to work, oversee the extermination of several thousand of his fellow human beings before lunch, do the necessary paperwork in the afternoon, then take his briefcase home and settle into the evenings? Is there something to learn from this?

  • 26 October 2022

    3.3 MINS

    Intention To pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world Scripture ‘If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not [...]

  • 3 January 2020

    5.6 MINS

    I have a friend who lost his wife and all his children in Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires. He is a committed Christian who spent much of his time working with and supporting Christian organisations. He was against the anti-life social policies that were emerging in [...]

  • 27 June 2019

    5.4 MINS

    It’s a given: we must never compromise the truth or the core issues of the Gospel. However, we do need to take care as to the manner, time and place of communicating what we believe to be true. Boldness and wisdom are needed in equal [...]

  • 24 June 2019

    3.7 MINS

    ‘The unlikely protest anthem has even been embraced by non-religious protesters.’ This comment from our own ABC concerns the singing of the song ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’ across the massive people movement in Hong Kong. That it is of sufficient significance to have our [...]

  • 7 June 2019

    3.8 MINS

    Senator Eric Abetz has taken up the cause of Israel Folau. He has taken the matter to the fair Work Commission, based on the fact that Israel was dismissed for expressing his Christian views outside the workplace. He stated, ‘The common understanding of the Fair [...]

  • 17 May 2019

    5.7 MINS

    How do you connect with a society that seems not only to have turned its back on you but is running away so fast that your words become almost inaudible in the slipstream? There are so many things we want to say. And we do [...]

  • 18 April 2019

    6.1 MINS

    We have a champion who has become our champion. Many articles proclaim this young footballer’s courage in taking a stand against publicly stand against a range of moral ills. ‘Our world needs’ such courage, one article proclaims. A champion, slammed by the media. Hailed by [...]

  • 9 April 2019

    3.1 MINS

    In his helpful and timely book, God Is Good For You, Greg Sheridan quotes the Cistercian Father Michael Casey on the modern postmodern movement. Drawing on the work of French sociologist, the late Jean Baudillard, Casey posits that the five qualities postmodernism lacks are ‘depth, [...]

  • 8 April 2019

    2.6 MINS

    My grandson plays soccer at a very junior level. Local club stuff. Kids just starting out on the great soccer adventure. In a recent game against a private school with the advantages of resident teacher-coach and all-week possibilities of training, the score became close to [...]

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