We have all gone through desert experiences. Interestingly scripture highlights three different types of desert experiences and each require a different response. Dry and Fruitless: Fruitfulness in your life seems to have disappeared. While all other factors seem good (eg. contentedness to God, relationship with others and inner-life), obvious blessing seems to have dried up. […]Read More Keys to ESCAPING the desert!
Ever wanted to know the most important priority in your life? If your life is like mine you are always: Picking up your kids from something (dancing, tennis, musical rehearsal and the most annoying of all – church youth group) Paying a bill or organizing something to do with your finances Trying to remember a […]Read More Ever wanted to know your most important priority?
I find it interesting watching shows where they track down murderers and they lock them in those little rooms with two detectives. As we watch on through grainy video, it always goes like this, “No I didn’t do it, you have the wrong person, I wasn’t even there…” And as I watch these real life […]Read More Why do murderers confess?
Are you a Christian Buddhist? Now first up, I am no expert on Buddhism so my knowledge is limited and I am not beating up on their faith. But as a Christian, sometimes we can be surprised how wrong concepts can creep into our faith. One question I like to ask from time to time […]Read More Are you a Christian Buddhist?
Jesus in Matthew 7v1 says the famous words, “Judge not or you too will be judged.” In view of this often times we hear the church is judgmental even though Jesus told us not to judge. An interesting thing happens however, just a few verses later in Matthew 7. Jesus goes on to essentially tell […]Read More When is it ok to judge someone?
In my church Catalyst Church we are working through a series in Proverbs, “How not to make Dumb Decisions” and this week the theme was Self-Awareness. It is never easy pushing into this area of our lives and at first it doesn’t come natural. But in truth lacking self-awareness is a major hindrance to wisdom […]Read More 3 keys to increasing self-awareness
What’s your thoughts on Israel Falou and his latest twitter post? As a Christian, if I am honest my immediate reaction was frustration. I felt he didn’t make my job as a Christian any easier. On the other side of the fence, secular commentators and Christian organisations have slammed his sacking by the Australian Rugby […]Read More As Christians, what do we do with Israel Folau?
In recent times I have found I have really questioned my identity as a Christian – and it isn’t easy. Firstly, am I a right wing conservative like the media like to portray me? Well yes in some instances I am. I hold to moral absolutes, I believe in sex only within marriage and I […]Read More Should a Christian lean left or right? Waleed Aly or Andrew Bolt?
Kamahl famously said, ‘Why are people so unkind?” Why do we fight? Not just countries, not just political parties, but us – you and me! In Philippians 2 Paul answers this question. He draws us to an interesting point, that our fighting is caused by ‘vain conceit’. Vain conceit is from a Greek word which […]Read More Why are people so unkind?
With the help of Tim Keller and his book “Prodigal God” I have been fascinated with the often neglected important lessons from the older brother in the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). I believe most people can possess the tendencies of both the elder and the younger brother. But I think it can be […]Read More 5 signs that you are an older brother.