We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

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One of the things I love about the apostle Paul is his faith in God in the midst of adversity and setbacks. In 2 Corinthians 4, he puts together a list of afflictions that he and his team have had to undergo as the result of preaching the gospel. Another way of framing what he […]

A Tribute to my Dad

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“For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother” (Prov 4:3) Today on “Father’s Day” (not ‘Special Person’s Day’!), I would like to pay tribute to my dad who passed away in 2002. One night in a drunken stupor, his dad, married at the time, forced himself upon […]

Learning By Observation

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I have a tendency to be a bit of a people watcher.  In fact, when out in public, I really enjoy sitting back and watching people go about their lives.  I can be entertained for hours.  As I reflect on my Christian walk and think about the providential relationships in my life I realise that […]

Stories as Faith Catalysts

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A few Sundays ago Mandy engaged the children around Bible stories. I remember their enthusiastic response. I also recall Will speaking at our Members’ Meeting last year about us, as a church community, relating to these same children and modelling faith.  Through this they can know that these stories and parables are essential to our […]

Story of Faith in Action – An Unexpected Response to Sept 11

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Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, a group of Christians from a local church in Los Angeles decided to pray that Muslims in their city would know of and experience Christ’s salvation. A couple of women felt stirred in their hearts to do more. They went looking for a […]