The Mega Church

Upon this rock, I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. 20 centuries later, Christ's church has crossed the globe. Yet, in its visible form, we often define it by buildings or large gatherings of people. So how big does a church need

By |2022-04-05T17:40:03+10:0027 November, 2012|

Tony Payne on Church Programs

My brother sent me an article from Tony Payne (Publishing Editor for Matthias Media) that went off like a bomb in my mind. Take five minutes and read it here. Here's a quote to wet your appetite: "But what if our mental image of the congregation was not a network

By |2022-04-05T17:56:00+10:0012 March, 2012|

The Gideons

Last Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending a Gideon's support dinner to raise funds for Bible distribution in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Prior to the evening, my perception of Gideon's had been positive yet limited. I knew they had a focus on placing Bibles in hotel rooms, but not

By |2022-04-05T17:44:28+10:007 March, 2012|

Celebrity Christians

One of most defining features of our time is the rise of the celebrity. Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are famous for being famous. Talent and substance are not required. The ability to draw a crowd or following on facebook seems to be the only requirement to become a celebrity.

By |2022-04-05T17:46:39+10:0016 February, 2012|

Ministry: A Career or a Call?

My 'day job' is all about 'career development'. I help people achieve their goals by analyzing their skills, providing development training and arranging targeted job interviews. It is satisfying to help people grow their careers, achieve their objectives and increase their pay packets. Ministry: A Career? However, I have previously

By |2022-04-05T17:48:37+10:0025 November, 2011|

Does architecture enhance worship?

I enjoyed visiting St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Newtown (Sydney) on Saturday for a wedding. The church was constructed in the 1870s by Edmond Blacket. You would probably be more familiar with his “other” designs – The University of Sydney and St. Andrews Cathedral. While waiting for the wedding to

By |2022-04-05T17:58:52+10:0018 September, 2011|

Projection Software for Church Services

I remember the first time I saw a data projector used in a church service. The unit was the size of a carry-on piece of luggage and it also acted as a convergence device with a built in VCR! Today, you would be hard pressed to find a church without

By |2022-04-05T17:59:37+10:0022 August, 2011|

Top 5 Kids Songs

If you grew up going to Sunday School, then - like me - you probably have many songs stuck in our head. The older I get, the more I appreciate the life truths that these songs declare. Next to Scripture memory, I can't think of better words to have circulating

By |2022-04-05T17:52:19+10:0019 August, 2011|

Labels … More Harm than Good?

Do you every wonder why Spirituality is respected, but Religion is a dirty word? Consider the myriad of Christian terms: Protestant, Orthydox; Reformed, Charismatic; Fundamentalist, Evangelical; And this is before we use sub-denominations, philosophies or personalities. If this definition growth continues, we will soon run out of phone boxes to

By |2022-04-05T17:53:29+10:0029 July, 2011|

On Frightening Timothy

It is an evil thing and a bitter to frighten Timothy. And it is woefully easy to do. Timothy is very young. He always was! He always will be! Timothy has solved the problem of perpetual youth. He will never grow old. He was very young when he went up

By |2021-11-26T12:32:47+10:0026 July, 2011|
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