In Australian churches, there is a well known story of the European explorer "Fernandez de Queiroz" who travelled to the Southern Region of the Pacific and declared it, "The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit." Some argue that "de Queiroz" never stood on Australian soil, but an island off it's coast, saying that he was … Continue reading Australia- The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit
Have you ever worked on something (a project, or an idea) that was so outrageous, so unlikely, that you didn’t want anyone to find out, just in case it didn’t work out? Are you in a season right now, where you are either doing what you think you should be doing, or contemplating doing it, … Continue reading Lessons from Noah, The Wright Brothers, and Martin Luther…
I am learning so much at the moment about being "uncomfortable". I find myself, almost daily, talking to strangers I do not know, or people I hardly know, about the things of God, including the church and eternity. Just today I discussed with a Muslim man, who the leader of the world is, you may … Continue reading Why the challenge of change and the fear of failure is worth it
Two months ago I received a Facebook message from an old school friend who I haven't seen for 16 year. It went something along the lines of this... "Andrew, I believe you should come to Perth and speak to the people at our foundation. you could speak at our chapel service, what do you think?l" … Continue reading Perth- stepping out in faith
For over over 5 years now I have had a website of some description. First, it was bigredspeaking.com, now the scarboroughs.com... But why? The original thought for a website started in 2007 on a walk around Lilydale Lake on the outskirts of Melbourne, during a 40 day fast. I was praying about my calling, what … Continue reading Why thescarboroughs.com?
Often people ask me why I preach and speak, even when travel costs can be high, and days are often long. I recently stumbled across this blog, of someone who was at a conference I spoke at. I went to a conference at my church over the new year weekend. it was titled 'let go, … Continue reading Why I preach