June 2016

G’day folks – Narelle Ball, our amazing children’s pastor, took me to a special event last week hosted by the Baptist Churches of South Australia. The speaker was a Canadian pastor named Carey Niewhof, and his presentation was especially for lead pastors. I’m SO glad Narelle made me go! There was so much that was…

June 2014

In the Catholic Church, heroes of the faith are recognized posthumously (I like fancy words – it just means “when they are dead!”) with what is called “canonization.” After this process, the title of Sainthood is bestowed upon these special people. St Peter. St Paul. St Francis. St Christopher. It’s not an easy title to…

May 2014

Throughout the year, our Sunday messages have centered around the overall theme of knowing; in particular knowing God, and being known by Him. And when it comes to this subject of the way that God knows us, and we know him it’s hard to imagine a more imaginative text than the famous tale of Jonah and the whale. I’ve always found the book of Jonah…

April 2014

Hi there folks, It’s one of those seasons ya know? I don’t mean the end of summer and the beginning of autumn (but thank God for that!) – but I just mean one of those seasons of life where you feel like you are just keeping your head above the waters of chaos that comes…

March 2014

In 1964, social commentator and philosopher Marshall McLuhan coined a well-known phrase that you have probably heard somewhere, at some time. The phrase famously stated that: “The Medium is the Message.” Ring any bells?  What McLuhan was getting at with this clever saying was (among other things) that the way that something is communicated, i.e…