Never in my life have I had so many detours and delays. So many, “Well that didn’t go to plan” moments that it’s almost becoming laughable. Last week a family of Ukrainian refugees was going to move into our home. We set our bungalow up, we bought material for fencing, we even began learning about … Continue reading The God of the Detour and Delay.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you see the same thing over and over again? Over the past month I have been seeing dragon flies everywhere! What’s more, they seem to flying straight at me, finding me even indoors. This started a month ago when I walked into my Pastors home having … Continue reading Lessons from the Dragonfly
None of these things are material. None of these have a financial price tag. Yet all of them will cost you one thing, risk. To open one’s heart to love and to jump out into an ocean of uncertainty where possibility can become reality.
“Are you walking with Jesus?” I asked the gentleman sitting behind me. “I used to”, he replied, with a look of shame and struggle in his eyes. “I’ll walk with you if you want me to”, I offered. “You have to make the choice. It’s your choice and it’s up to you,” I affirmed. Michael … Continue reading Please Don’t Send Yourself to Hell
"Hideous problem Australia must face up to." (Graham, Queensland Times, 01/03/2021) “ONLINE PORN KEY ISSUE FOR SCHOOLS WHEN TACKLING SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS” (CHRYSANTHOS, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 27/02/2021) Sexual assaults and rape in Australian schools: Chilling story shows dark problem with porn (Graham, news.com.au, 25/02/2021) Have you ever gone looking for a problem only to find … Continue reading ANTS IN THE ATTIC- WHY WE MUST DEAL WITH THE SOURCE OF RAPE-CULTURE, PORNOGRAPHY AND OUR EXPONENTIAL IDENTITY CRISIS.
Dear Post Covid-19 me, There are a few things I want you to know. There are a few things I want you to remember. Yes, there are a few things I don't ever want you to forget. Firstly, people matter way more than products, positions, properties and pride. When COVID-19 hit, the social implications of … Continue reading Dear Post COVID-19 Me, There are a Few Things You Need to Remember for Your New Normal.
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)
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.
2018 is GONE. 2019 is HERE. What now? What will come of this year? What will come of this great unknown? The answer is waiting for you to find it. 2018 was what it was, but 2019 may be something entirely different, entirely lighter, entirely fresher... but that is up to you and how you respond … Continue reading There is More to Explore in 2019.
Everybody longs for home, for a place where they belong and where they are fully alive. Most picture safety and comfort when they think of home, and they usually have pictures of a favourite chair in their living room, maybe a fireplace, or a kitchen table. They almost always also think of family. When I … Continue reading Stories Across the Seas: Singapore