Rachel Li

Press Service International

Rachel is a pastor, preacher and writer. Based in Sydney, she’s a fan of literature, sport and the arts. Check out her website rachellhli.wordpress.com 

  • What it means to be truly blessed

    Chinese New Year is on the 5th February and I remember asking my parents about a ‘funny’ tradition Chinese people do. During this time of year, many Chinese people will hang the Chinese character: ‘Blessing’ upside-down on their doors.

  • 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.

  • “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…

  • “I’m scared of who I’m becoming.”

    One of my favourite Australian TV dramas of all time is Wentworth. It has action, suspense, lies and betrayal, overcoming adversities, and of course, the strength of the show lies in its exploration of the psyche of its main characters.