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 […]Read more "Matters of the Kingdom."
Romans 12:14-15 (NIV) Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Events have occurred in the previous week that has stopped the western world in its tracks. The utterly heartbreaking and grotesque shootings that have claimed 50 lives in New Zealand have shocked so many due […]Read more "Apples with oranges."
Having a 2-year-old means you’re going to be watching a few kids movies. One of Joshua’s favorites is the movie Madagascar. Now if you are familiar with this movie you’ll know that one of the ongoing narrative counterpoints that flow through and under the entire story is this side-narrative concerning a group of 4, particularly […]Read more "“…..Well this sucks.”"
When you’re holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail so the saying goes. I wonder if when you’re holding a chainsaw does everything look like a tree? I think what the saying is trying to get at is the design purpose of the tool you’re holding will affect the purpose of the one holding […]Read more "When you’re holding a hammer…"
So, after listening to a podcast where Mike Frost talked about his book: “Keep Christianity Wierd,” I decided to download it as an audiobook. Believe it or not, though I have even decided to do something about it and push pack on our comfy cushy Christian sub-culture and do stuff a little weird. I’m a […]Read more "The Letter to my Street."
So, I’m getting a bit concerned with how addicted I am to comfort. I take my laziness far too seriously. Yep, I work hard but when I am watching a football or cricket game, try peeling me off the couch. If you ask my wife, she will tell you how capable I am of super-human […]Read more "The issue with comfort."
“Aside from Jesus, whom did our ancient early Christian brothers and sisters really look up to/celebrate?”Read more "We can be heroes, just on one day."
So, we decided to make the Waratah facebook page a public page and obviously, folks have liked some of the content as we’ve had a few requests to join. Firstly, that’s hugely encouraging and it’s great to see crew liking the content. However, some who have tried to join may have noticed that their request […]Read more "Why we don’t just click ‘accept’."
So, here’s the sum up; there is ‘Christian’ relationship/marriage advice being given by a person who may well have been persistently and consistently unfaithful, at least in the way the sermon-on-the-mount defines it.Read more "What do you do with the work of the broken?"
So here I am typing on a computer about Sabbath….on a Sunday night. Relax, blogging is how I chill out thru contemplation. In my quiet times in the mornings, I have been reading the thru the second half of Exodus. Among all these instructions, I have been particularly struck by how important God considers the idea […]Read more "Working to death."