Rachel Li

Press Service International

Rachel is the children and youth pastor at Northern Life Baptist Church in Sydney. She loves volleyball, reading and a good TV drama! She has recently finished studying a Master of Divinity at Morling College and she’s continuing further studies towards another Masters.

  • The making of a narcissistic celebrity pastor

    Recently I've stumbled across a podcast called 'The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill'. It was very insightful and challenging as the presenter delved into the toxic culture of a mega church called Mars Hill and how its impact continues to hurt many people even after it has finally closed its doors.

  • A New Kind of Justice

    There is an American TV show I love called The Good Fight. It’s set in a law firm in Chicago. The Good Fight’s most recent season explores a very ‘whacky’ - and perhaps controversial - idea.

  • The Cure for Disillusionment

    Disillusionment is a feeling of disappointment when you discover that something is not as good as you believed it to be.

  • Waiting

    I hate waiting. Time seems to move slower. Your life grinds to a halt. You become restless and fidgety.

  • Leadership Worth Emulating

    Recently I started reading a biography of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. She is an incredible woman and I respect and admire her leadership.

  • Sex Education in Youth Ministry

    It's frightening to see on Australian news hundreds of young women coming forward about being sexually assaulted in high school. These same women and their peers are calling for better education on consent and issues about sex. More and more people are being exposed to sex at an earlier age and it's distorting our understanding of what it is and our value placed on individuals versus our needs.

  • New Year’s Detox

    The start of a new year is always a good time to reset and write down goals for the next weeks and months ahead.

  • “This will never end.”

    Recently, as I was reading over articles and watching the news about the tragic death of George Floyd, something caught my attention. A reporter was standing by the main street giving viewers an update of what was happening in New York when a protestor walks by and you could just make out what he was saying: “This will never end.”

  • When envy rears its ugly head…

    ‘Envy’ is given the name, ‘The Green-Eyed Monster’. He – or maybe she? – lurks deep in our soul, always watching what others are up to…

  • Do We Need Another Parachurch Organisation?

    I was chatting with a friend the other day and he mentioned that his church struggles with finding young adults to become youth leaders