With the church learning so much in this time, who'd want us to go back to normal too quickly, and bypass the growth we so desperately need?
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.
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?
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
“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.
In 1959, Evangelist Billy Graham came to Melbourne, Australia, and set the unbroken record for the largest crowd at Melbourne's biggest outdoor stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His event attracted over 130,000 people! Last night, I read one of my city's most read newspapers, as they reported on Billy Graham's passing, and this momentous event. … Continue reading Why I believe in Stadium Evangelism like it’s 1959.
I've been thinking a lot lately about "revival". It's a buzz word for Christians these days, many are talking about how the church needs another "revival", about how we are having a "revival", or about how we are on the cusp of another one. But what is revival, what is needed to have it, and … Continue reading A Recipe for Revival.
One of the first things people ask me, when they hear I'm a fan of the supernatural operating in and through a Christian's life, is this, "What's with the "gold dust"?" (If you're not familiar with "gold dust", or you're just interested in seeing some- you can watch this video here, where I show some … Continue reading What’s with the “Gold Dust?”