So there I was, lying awake at 5am. I am often grateful for fresh revelations from the Spirit, but a little less so when it is before sunrise. Yet for some reason, I could not take my mind off it. I could not simply fall back asleep. I have a favorite painting which if you […]Read more "The Greatest Christmas Gift."
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…"
This is a group of people united by one goal; the preservation and improvement of human life. When it is at it’s most vulnerableRead more "Truth in Triage"
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."
I’m constantly confronted by our bent towards materialism and the development of a product. I noticed after a few months dealing with various village situations that my language stated to shift from pastoral to business like. I was setting up money-changers in my heart, thinking in terms of spreadsheets and forecasts rather than bible passages and prayer.Read more "When you’re leading a Church…and an organisation."
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."