The COVID-19 pandemic is clearly one of the greatest medical and economical crisis' seen in our lifetime. At the time of writing, nearly 700,000 have been confirmed to have been infected, over 33,000 have died, and "experts" say, it's just the beginning. What's more, the UN estimates the financial cost of Coronavirus to be over … Continue reading The Emperor’s Not Wearing Clothes- 3 Things the COVID-19 Pandemic is Exposing in the Church and 5 Ways to Cover up Before it’s Too Late.
Pornhub, one of the world's largest porn sites, is seeing a dramatic spike in their worldwide traffic. As people self-isolate, many are being plagued with boredom and turning to porn to pass the time. While mainstream society has in large part accepted porn use as a normal part of life, experts are warning that pornography … Continue reading Purpose or Porn? 3 Ways you can Make a Difference while Self-Isolating.
COVID-19 has wrecked havoc on events, meetings, celebrations, and religious services all over the world. It was recently announced in Australia that all places of non-essential businesses and venues would now close. The same is true across almost all nations that are COVID-19 (Coronavirus) hotspots. In some nations including Germany and the UK, no more … Continue reading 3 Gifts COVID-19 Has Given the Church, and Why You Don't Want to Miss Them. (UPDATED)
Coronavirus has sent the world into chaos. Supermarkets are being stripped bare, financial markets are crashing, nations are shutting their borders, over 100,000 have been infected and over 3,000 have died. How can Christians respond?
A Very Merry Christmas Update from the Scarboroughs Hi friends,Can you believe there are only a few more sleeps until Christmas. Before we know it, 2020 will be upon us!I’m writing this special Christmas letter from my second last flight of 2019. I’m sitting next to Dylan, a young man on his way to … Continue reading A Very Merry Christmas Update from the Scarboroughs.
I'm 33, very happily married, with three amazing children, and I just went on my very first "Schoolies". It was a drug and alcohol fueled sea of youth, and I absolutely loved it. In fact, I loved it so much, I didn't just go to one, I went to two. Phillip Island and the Gold … Continue reading Schoolies 2019: Drugs, Death, Drinking… and Disciple Making- What Schoolies taught me about the Australian Church
I recently read an online opinion piece condemning "religious gender conversion therapy". The piece was contending that trying to change someone's gender or sexual orientation, even when that someone wants to change, is wrong. The author argued, "everyone is right" (unless, of-course, you believe that people can change from same-sex attracted, or any other colour … Continue reading Why everyone isn’t always right, and why Jesus being the only way to God is actually Good News.
“Hello Canada.” I landed in Toronto on a beautiful sunny day. The city’s basketball team had just won the NBA final, and to say the city was alive with celebration would be an understatement. I had never been to Toronto, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’d come to Canada to serve, to … Continue reading Stories Across the Seas- Canada. “Layer upon Layer, The Gospel Continues to Amaze Me.”
No intelligent soldier wins a battle and then jumps into unrestrained celebrations or unguarded rest the day after. Soldiers know that the day after the battle is more important than the day of the battle, because this time serves as one of the most important opportunities for the victor and also for those that have … Continue reading The Day After the Battle.
I’ve been told for years to keep politics and religion separate. If you’re religious you’ve probably been told to do the same. As a “religious leader”, I am often encouraged to stick to a “separation of church and state”, and the past decade as a Christian minister, I have been more than happy to tow … Continue reading “STOP MIXING YOUR RELIGION WITH MY POLITICS!” Why the religious now have no choice but to get political.