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
I’ve spent a lot of time crying these past few days. Crying is probably not even an adequate word, weeping is more accurate. I’ve been weeping over the lost. Weeping over those that don’t yet know Jesus. Weeping over my new Muslim friend who tells me he has no certainty over his eternity, “Nothing is … Continue reading When Tears are Investments into Eternity
“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
“Mind if I join you?”, I asked, as I spotted a fellow “BootCamper” (read about the Evangelism BootCamp I’m doing HERE) “Go ahead”, he said in his strong British accent. As we began to jog I found myself quickly realizing that I may be in way over my head! “I’m training for a 6 minute … Continue reading Better Together- Why I Need You to Be All That I Can Be (And Why You Need Others Too).
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
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 woke up early in the morning with the most incredible excitement bursting out of me. I slid out of bed so as not to wake my sleeping wife, poured my morning coffee and slipped into the lounge room to light the fire. Placing some logs on the night before's coals, I sat down and … Continue reading Stories Across Australia- Darwin, The City of Divine Encounters.
The division, criticism and vile abuse I've seen around social media lately has been nothing short of disturbing. The target of this abuse, more often than not, the government, leaders, and those in authority. Sadly, "Christians" have often been at the center of the conversations, slinging verbal mud at their elected officials and leaders as … Continue reading “Pray for Nero”- Ancient Wisdom for Present Day Christians
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.