This uncertain season has reminded me of the difference between being in control and being resilient. The truth is I don’t have total control over the state of my finances or market forces that affect them – only God is in control.
ANZAC Day is a time for many Australians to reflect on what Service and Sacrifice really mean, and it is also a great time to speak about the Service and Sacrifice of Jesus, who lay down his life in Service of his friends; all of us
Humans are fundamentally relational beings, dependent and incomplete by design; no one can be who they truly are in isolation. But Australia is a socially fragmented society. The average Aussie moves every 6 years, 40 percent of marriages end in divorce and busyness is a virtue
We have been confronted by disturbing images of suffering associated with the massive bushfires in New South Wales and Victoria over the Christmas period, including the emergency evacuation of Mallacoota by sea.
Christmas can be a time of financial strain for many families. CAP (Christians Against Poverty) will help anyone who is facing hardship as a result of financial difficulty, and all of CAP's services are provided free of charge.
Baptist World Aid Big Hearted Gifts are here and they’re better than ever! In the 2019 catalogue, you’ll find a wide variety of gifts with one thing in common: BIG impact for families living in poverty.
We have been entrusted with much! Are we ready to give an account? Or are we like the rich fool hoarding our stuff? In Luke 12:13-21 Jesus tells the story of the rich fool. Here was a man who accumulated lots of possessions.
These days, personal freedom is prized and institutions and rules are regarded with suspicion. We’ve learned a lot about grace in the last 50 years and we’re far more sensitive to the dangers of abuse of authority and legalism
The attendance issue I was retreating with a group of senior pastors recently when the subject of attendance at Sunday services came up. The general consensus among these pastors was that ‘committed’ Christians come to
I love new technology (in ‘new technology’ I am including hardware, software, and ways of communication). I certainly didn’t get this passion from my father, who has never touched a computer in his life. He
Initially, the idea of God blessing us for serving him appears to be out of keeping with the call to sacrificially follow Christ. Christians have no need to constantly look for rewards for the sacrifices
Lord? do You know what it’s like, to feel sooo tired? Physically drained from sheer hard work and never-ending running around. Emotionally strained from being ‘somebody’ to everybody the never-ending shoulder. Spiritually drained from being
Eternity! The word exploded in spectacular illumination contrasting the natural beauty of Sydney harbor. It was a profound statement to the world. That was New Year 2000, and it ushered in a new millennia.