What to watch on TV 

What to watch on TV 

Recently I had to give a message at youth about ‘Sanctification’.  We are currently working our way through the ‘big words of the Bible’ and so far we have done the Trinity, Justification, Regeneration, Adoption and then my message on Sanctification.

  • Responding to the Call of God

    Responding to the Call of God

    Wow, I can't believe that we are now at the end of another year. What an incredible year it has been. So many lives changed, souls saved, and miracles happening all across New Zealand. It is so exciting to be part of building God's Kingdom on the earth.

  • Can you really have church online?

    Can you really have church online?

    I recently started a Facebook group for the people in my city, called Pray for Ipswich. The idea came during a small prayer meeting, to create an online community with the goal of bringing local Christians and churches together.

  • Growth

    Growth

    I’m what you might call, the accidental green thumb!

  • A Small, Local Church

    A Small, Local Church

    I have only ever attended one church throughout my entire time on earth. Church on the bay or ‘COB’ as it is colloquially known is a simple, small, local church. Situated about two minutes from my house, I have spent the last twenty years making the short journey to attend the weekly morning services.

  • The hard truths in the Bible

    The hard truths in the Bible

    The first time I read the Bible from cover to cover, I struggled. It was not time or commitment that was the issue. I wrestled with reconciling the God of the Old Testament with the God of the New Testament.

  • An Australian, an American and a Brit went on a holiday . . .

    An Australian, an American and a Brit went on a holiday . . .

    ‘Weren’t you worried about the lake creatures?’, my colleague asked after hearing about my recent trip north. My laugh gave way to an awkward silence as I paused and had the slightly desperate thought, ‘should I have worried about the lake creatures?’ 

  • The Times they are for a-changing

    The Times they are for a-changing

    As we find ourselves ambushed by the dying of the year—how can it possibly be December already—the retail machine is making sure our minds are turning towards Christmas. Carols have been on rotation in shopping centres for weeks already, and the advertising is unescapable.

  • Santa’s list: nice or nice enough?

    Santa’s list: nice or nice enough?

    He’s making a list. Checking it twice. Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice …

  • Remembered - Pearl Harbour

    Remembered - Pearl Harbour

    Eight years ago my wife and I visited Pearl Harbour and taken on a tour recalling that fateful morning of 7 December 1941 when Japanese carrier borne high level bombers, torpedo bombers and fighter military aircraft attached the base without warning.

  • Yes, Tweets, Social Media and Defamation

    Yes, Tweets, Social Media and Defamation

    Has anything changed, as I wrote of this in 2014. Back then in The Conversation by David Rolph, cited a successful Tweet defamation case of the judgment in Mickle v. Farley.

  • Psychology: excellent tool for self-reflection

    Psychology: excellent tool for self-reflection

    From my early Christian beginnings, I have been heavily influenced by the teaching that the word of God is all we need for the purposes of our spiritual needs and spiritual growth, and not only is that all we need, but in fact, all we have as a Christian. I still absolutely agree with this statement and I will always stand on it.