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.
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.
Almost everyone I speak to, my age and older, knows of Billy Graham. A year ago today, Billy Graham died. His face was then printed in nearly every major newspaper and on was seen on almost every major news bulletin in the world. He was honoured by Presidents and Heads of State, with his funeral … Continue reading Pioneering… Push Through Until you Break Through. It will be worth it! Case in Point: Billy Graham.
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.
Australia. Are you ready? Are you awake? Have you forgiven those you need to forgive so that you can share the greatest news of forgiveness? Are you one with others so that you can be one with Him? Have you laid down your ego and your logo so that you can facilitate His glory and … Continue reading The Great Summer Harvest.
I just read a t-shirt with a statement about hell on it, and it got me thinking... It's Friday, late afternoon, I'm sitting at "The Fly", an airport cafe in Melbourne. I'm surrounded by men and women, from all over the world, drinking beer after beer, chatting on their phones, chatting to their friends, starring … Continue reading Will your neighbour go to hell?!?
It was a clear day, as clear as the days get in a city fighting incredible levels of pollution. The streets were teeming with people, making the most of the tail end of the local religious holiday. I was talking with my friend about how I longed to see God's Kingdom come more and more … Continue reading Stories Across the Seas: S.E. Asia
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
A few nights ago, I had a dream. In it, I saw myself striving. Striving to make it all work. Striving to pull off ministry, life, significance, validity. In my dream I saw scene after scene of myself on a TV screen, striving, worrying, trying. You see, the other day, just hours before the death … Continue reading Thoughts on Striving and Significance in the light of Billy Graham’s Funeral.
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.