I Hate Change

Yes I do… My personal preference as a minister is to wear clerical clothing. Up until recent years I always wore a clerical collar for worship and preaching. When I commenced ministry I always wore a clerical alb and stole. My preference in worship is for the older and ancient hymn traditions of the church. […]

Forgive… As The Flood

In the days of large sailing ships it was said that vessels travelling 100 miles off the coast of Brazil, as they passed the point of the mouth of the Amazon River, could lower a bucket overboard and draw up fresh water. Imagine the enormous volume and force of the water flowing down that river! […]

Do Not Neglect Meeting Together – Heb 10:25

This Biblical injunction has been easier said than done in the months of the COVID-19 pandemic! But, as we’ve said, we have still been able to ‘meet together’ in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, by keeping in touch by every possible electronic means, and by continuing to worship via the online video stream or […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

Australian social commentator, Hugh Mackay, this week on a Radio National interview, said that “most Australians do not know who they are”. He explained that the focus of the mind and energies of the majority of Australians is taken up with an endless string of tasks. Consequently, few give time or reflection to understanding who […]

Though Thousands Rise Against Me

We thought we’d been through severe restrictions earlier this year with the onset of the Coronavirus, and they were, compared with what most of us have experienced within our relatively comfortable Western lives. Yet that time is beginning to look like a ‘walk in the park’ compared to the surging of the disease at the […]

God’s Gratuitous Grace

Ecclesiates says “Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again” (Eccles. 11:1) This is an exhortation for God’s people to freely put to use and spend what God has provided them with. Not flippantly, nor without due care and proportion. Rather on the basis that God has provided […]

Frustrated?

I’m an Adelaide Crows supporter. Having just suffered our 7th consecutive defeat this season, and having watched game after error-laden, skill-less, plan-less, joyless, depressing game… I’m way beyond frustrated!…. I even had a nightmare last night… that I was beginning to think the colour teal quite fetching!! The country, and we as the church, are […]

Want A Better Life?

Well, it’s not rocket science!… Jesus said that if we want to be really alive as God’s children and therefore as human beings, we need to take water from Him that will well up in us with eternal life (Jn 4:1-30). This comes to us through hearing and believing and following ‘every word that proceeds […]

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

I won’t ask you to nominate one!… The truth is, there are plenty of all three as we look around us in the world. We certainly see and experience an enormous amount of good from human beings, whether Christian or not. This has been particularly highlighted through the dark times of the COVID-19 era so […]

What Does God Think He’s Doing With My Life?

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He […]