Six years ago my wife and I found ourselves back in Australia after three years of church planting in America with no job, no ministry, and no solid home church. After Pastoring, Church Planting and seeing God move in mighty ways across America, we were suddenly “nobodies”. I was completely stripped away of all my … Continue reading God MUST Be Enough
"Do you know Jesus?" I ask this question to almost every person I meet these days. From the lady who identifies as same-sex attracted at the drive-through window, to the balding millionaire loading up his car outside a high end shopping mall. Just two days ago I spent over an hour with a dear Muslim … Continue reading Thanks Andrew… But I’m Not an Evangelist
“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
Her name was Katie. Homeless and broken, she was curled up on the pavement sleeping on concrete out the front of a Walmart in the middle of the day. I saw her and turned to my wife, “poor girl”, I muttered, as we turned the corner into our parking spot. I took the kids for … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to do a U-Turn. Why Stopping May be the Start You (or Someone Else) Need
“Come” One word is all it took for Peter to walk on water with Jesus. The storm was raging and the disciples were questioning, “is that a ghost or is that Jesus?!” Peter, the rock on whom the church was to be built, ever willing to take a risk, says “Lord if it really is … Continue reading When all you have is a word.
15 years ago my life was a mess. Getting drunk most nights, I was sleeping in until midday most days. I was an unreliable worker, a messy housemate, and a lousy friend. I couldn't maintain a job and the workload of my university course and I soon dropped out of university. Addicted to pornography, I … Continue reading It’s Okay to Not be Okay (But it’s not Okay to Stay that Way).
I'll never forget driving to the Grand Canyon with my mother and father in the car, my 2 year old son and my pregnant wife. We drove along the freeway laughing and telling stories, it was a joyful time indeed. Then, as if out of nowhere, we heard a beep. I looked down and I … Continue reading Help I’m in Ministry and I’m Empty!
Have you ever found yourself in this situation? A troubling thought comes along, an anxious moment knocks on your door, and you find yourself almost without thinking, reaching for your device? For years now I have seen this pattern in my own life, in the lives of family and friends, and I've observed it all … Continue reading Tough Time? Put Your Technology Away.
There a problem with Parler. Your silence IS violence. Don’t hide away.
What's an Australian white man from Melbourne doing writing about riots in America for? Who does he think he is, and why does he think he can have a voice in the complex cocktail of chaos? I asked myself the same questions as I thought of writing this blog. My answer? Because I care, because … Continue reading Racism, Riots, and Religion: Why a Real Revolution in America will Only Come Through Revival.