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
What do you get when you mix a pandemic, with emergency surgery, a hospital on the edge, and a God who reaches into our pain? You get some incredible stories! The past 7 days of indescribable pain, surgery and recovery, have truly been a gift for me, they have given me the most amazing experiences, … Continue reading Stories from Surgery- The Pain, Prayers, and Preaching of a Patient in a Pandemic.
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.
Dear Post Covid-19 me, There are a few things I want you to know. There are a few things I want you to remember. Yes, there are a few things I don't ever want you to forget. Firstly, people matter way more than products, positions, properties and pride. When COVID-19 hit, the social implications of … Continue reading Dear Post COVID-19 Me, There are a Few Things You Need to Remember for Your New Normal.
If you were to ask the majority of Millennials or Generation Z's, what a rainbow stands for, they would say, "Diversity and the LGBTQI Movement." Ask any 8 year old this week, and they will tell you it stands for HOPE. Despite the terrible tragedy of the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been some incredible initiatives … Continue reading How 8 Year Olds + Chalk + A Pandemic Reclaimed the Rainbow… Plus An Idea for us Bigger Kids.
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)
Coronavirus has sent the world into chaos. Supermarkets are being stripped bare, financial markets are crashing, nations are shutting their borders, over 100,000 have been infected and over 3,000 have died. How can Christians respond?
I'm 33, very happily married, with three amazing children, and I just went on my very first "Schoolies". It was a drug and alcohol fueled sea of youth, and I absolutely loved it. In fact, I loved it so much, I didn't just go to one, I went to two. Phillip Island and the Gold … Continue reading Schoolies 2019: Drugs, Death, Drinking… and Disciple Making- What Schoolies taught me about the Australian Church
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.