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.
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.
The Bible tells a story in the gospels, of angels appearing to shepherds and telling them about Jesus' birth. But were the angels real, or had the shepherds a little over tired and delirious after a long day herding sheep? I believe the angels were real. Really there, really big, and I dare suggest, really … Continue reading Were they Real Angels that showed up at Christmas?
This is a big one. Theologically, emotionally, big. Healing is a "buzz word" for many Christians. Few things are as exciting as watching God supernaturally heal someone! In the same vein, few things as confusing or frustrating as the times when God doesn't heal someone. I get it. I've seen people miraculously healed in front … Continue reading Why do Some People get Healed and Not Others?
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?”
Facebook Live... Youtube... Instagram... If you know me, you see me. WHY? I'll tell you why. 3 years ago I talked with a 13 year old kid about where he goes to for theological answers... his answer, Youtube. The user he likes to search for answers was named something like "darkangel218" and the 'theology' this … Continue reading Why I’m “Going Public” in 2017.
This Christmas is carrying a theme for me, and I've been so encouraged by it! The theme is replacement- and I believe this theme might bring some Christmas joy to you too. This Christmas season I've been overwhelmed by the way that my God, is a God who replaces. My wife and I are full-time … Continue reading My “Replacement God”- A Christmas Blog
Hi kids, Today, and many days in America, my heart is heavy because of the racism I see across this country. Since we moved here nearly three years ago, it has stunned me how segregated and divided this country can be. This past week I've read of black lives taken by white police officers in … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 22- Racism
Hi kids, Dad here. Today we had the best of times together. We went to the beach and had a family day. Abi you were so cute, people on the beach were talking to you and when I'd walk past them, they'd say- "Oh did you see her blue eyes!" Sean, you were so fun, … Continue reading Wisdom for my Children- Day 9- Time