In reading the Easter story again I came upon the greatest example of what it means to be a Christian. It shocked me and continues to shock me as I think about how I missed this person for so long. He is known by everyone and yet when the great and shining heroes of the faith are mentioned he is omitted. He never founded a … Continue reading The Finest Christian
Recently I read a post from one of my favourite Blogger’s, Mitch Teemley. He wrote in an article called An Open Letter To Christians, about something I have felt deeply about for a long time. That the Church has kept the same message to the world for years and has failed to recognise that the outside culture has changed. From the time of Constantine through … Continue reading A Generation Of Spiritual Strangers
When I was growing up I thought that when I would have more surety and security. My faith would be solid and firm and unclouded. Yet the older I got it seems the less sure I am. In fact, the things I was sure of I am now questioning. So here I sit not on the mount of enlightenment but in the cloud of mystery … Continue reading Ecclesiastes
It’s funny but yesterday when the Premier of New South Wales announced a slight reduction in self- isolation restrictions I actually had mixed feelings. All of a sudden we could actually visit other human beings albeit one family at a time. What do I feel? Do I jump for joy? Weep in relief? This may surprise you but I actually felt a bit saddened. After … Continue reading Adjustments
In this time of self-isolation we must make sacrifices and I am more than aware and willing to do my part. The schools will need to close and you need to Home-School: Certainly, In fact the time with my family will only make us stronger. The Parks will need to close: That’s fine, we can spend the time doing bushwalking and doing more exercise. There … Continue reading Stoicism in Hard Times
There are days when I write from fire. There are days I write from the pit of tears. Then there are days I write as a heart desiring a soak in God. We need now, more then political statements, social updates and medical reassurances, we need a God who is here. We need hearts held by gentle hands We need fears calmed by a protective … Continue reading My Refuge in a Time of Struggle
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
Lately I have been getting a bit … challenged by statements in the media and social networks on how the church should be more [tolerant; inclusive; non-discriminatory; etc]. Then what is more disturbing is that some have started stressing the point that they are these things and you almost feel as if they are adding hashtags to the Gospel. #inclusiveJesus; #DiversityGospel; #JesusisPoliticallyCorrect etc. Please don’t … Continue reading Some Truths Are Unalterable