So How is That Working out for You?

A large benefit of my faith in Christ, is that it helps me make sense of this world. As a follower of Jesus and his teachings, I realize a few critical points. I am a sinner, along with everyone in this world Our sin explains the evil things that happen

By |2022-04-05T17:40:58+10:0020 November, 2012|

A Community-Focused Christianity

One of the indicators of genuine conversion is the presence of a desire to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This reality is seen in the life of the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:20), the woman at the well (John 4:29), the demoniac of Gedara (Mark 5:20), a couple

By |2022-04-05T16:39:32+10:0027 July, 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|

When Were You Saved?

It is a common question that we often ask new people that we meet. It is an important question, because it reflects our eternal destiny. However, the answer to this question is not as straight forward as we may think. Consider these 5 possible and yet correct answers to the

By |2022-04-05T17:44:48+10:001 March, 2012|

How to be Wrong when Right

One of my work colleagues - let's call her Kristie - is on a self-confessed journey of converting from Judaism to selected aspects of Buddhism.   Last month, while we were waiting for a flight in the Qantas Club, Kristie described to me how she is creating her new designer spirituality

By |2022-04-05T17:47:55+10:0016 December, 2011|

Grace-Based Confession

Bobby Emberley is in his last year of his bachelor’s degree programme at Bible college in the US. As a “pastor’s kid” brought up in a fundamental church and Christian school, he is well acquainted with fundamentalism as an insider. When he shared this story with me a few weeks

By |2022-04-05T16:54:42+10:0024 November, 2011|

“In My Seat” – A reflection on 9/11

I highly recommend this video about an American Airlines pilot who was scheduled to fly on one of the planes that hit the World Trade Centre. The story is a powerful reminder of redemption and the grace of God. I recommend the following articles on the anniversary event: Time Magazine

By |2022-04-05T17:59:04+10:0012 September, 2011|

Are You Effective?

The best thoughts do not always win. Ideas that are communicate effectively come out on top. I often ask myself, 'Why are the best television advertisements for beer? Can't the gospel be promoted with equal professionalism?' Without diminishing the work of the Holy Spirit, we should ask ourselves, 'Is our

By |2022-04-05T17:51:44+10:002 September, 2011|

Bible Truths for the Right-Brained

Ever heard the joke “Left-handed people are the only people in their right minds”? Roger Sperry, who won a Nobel prize in 1981 for his work with split-brain research, is responsible for much of our understanding of how the two halves of the brain control different functions. In summarising some

By |2022-04-05T16:54:56+10:005 May, 2011|

Easter Is For Runners

"What is your most popular Easter egg?"  I asked the lady at Darrell Lea.  She pointed to a large-sized egg. "Oh, definitely the nougat egg -- the whole thing is filled with nougat!" Sounds way too sweet, I thought.  No offence, nougat fans. For most people, Easter is a nougat

By |2022-04-05T18:58:45+10:0020 April, 2011|
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