If there are any of you out there reading this who are also pastors, I think you’ll resonate with this. Let me be clear. I’m not here to whinge. quite the opposite in fact. I’m tired of reading research articles all over the internet about the stresses of ministry whilst no one seems to be […]
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We’ll wade out searching, but how do we receive what falls into our lap?
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I’ve been thinking recently about what makes us panic in a world of great change and upheaval. Then, one day I found myself in a conversation at a community catch up meeting with an older lady who for some reason started talking about abseiling. Not sure if you’ve ever done abseiling, but I have once […]
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So I was reading the strange, super short ending of Marks’ gospel recently: Mark 16:1-8. Have you read this before? Serriously, have a read and imagine it’s all you’ve got for a second. What if Mark was the only gospel you had to read? For many, this may well have been the case. The date […]
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Mark 1:16-20 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him. 19 When he had gone a little farther, he […]
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Perhaps no one will read this, and that is ok. It is ok because it was never really about getting a huge following of readers. It was however about two things. First and on the more surface level it was about developing the ‘gift’ of writing. But secondly and more deeply, I realised that writing […]
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What follows is a sermon I preached at Waratah Church on the 14-06-2020 Well, there are about 1000 things I’d rather be preaching on this morning, but as I sat there over the last two weeks listening to Steve speak on the topic of biblical peacemaking I found it almost ironic that at the very […]
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As tempted as I was to write Dale off, the problem is that he leads a church which sees a ‘first-time faith commitment rate’ per year which is 10, yes, 10 times the national Baptist average. just let that sink in for a moment.
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Complete strangers felt like Jesus had known them for years because he articulated back to them the deepest reasons why they had come. To know Jesus is to internalize his love in a way that allows us to answer the spiritual poverty in others. Only one thing is necessary, time with the Lord. As we […]
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