• Today - lessons of a Broken Heart

    Today - lessons of a Broken Heart

    “It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think every one should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”

  • So you want to be a missionary? - not quite a book review

    So you want to be a missionary? - not quite a book review

    What is it about missionary organizations that cause them to look with suspicion upon people who claim they are unmistakably called by God to go out into the mission field?

  • Eyes Open to Another World

    Eyes Open to Another World

    “Living in the presence of Angels.” That was the title for my talk at a special childrens’ Christmas pageant service. The minister of the church was not happy. He told me that title won’t do as we focus on Jesus not angels! In fact, he said “I’ve removed the angels from the pageant and we just have the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds and Wise Men. Now, no angels please Ross!”

  • Why I am still teaching after 25 years- Part 5- The end is nigh

    Why I am still teaching after 25 years- Part 5- The end is nigh

    I never wanted to be a teacher.

  • View: A Flood of Refugees, The Mind of Christ

    View: A Flood of Refugees, The Mind of Christ

    The German publication Der Spiegel runs regular stories describing the escalating refugee crisis in what they call Fortress Europe.  In a recent report they said, “Desperate scenes played out here, reminiscent of those witnessed in Hungary back in September.” They described, a group of young men who used a steal beam as a battering ram. “Men could be seen running and children screaming,’ they said.

  • Leading from the Front

    Leading from the Front

    One of the questions that came out of the ball tampering controversy that engulfed the Australian cricket team earlier this year was how much of the blame should go to the captain of the team, Steve Smith, or the coach, Darren Lehmann.

  • Opinion

    Opinion

    I was in a church meeting recently and in the Q & A time after the sermon someone versed a very strong set of opinions. But they were merely opinions because they were grounded solely in their own experience without reference to any of the classic sources of spiritual authority i.e. scripture, tradition, reason. Opinions are ever-present.

  • What happens in heaven when we pray?

    What happens in heaven when we pray?

    I received this in an email recently from a dear friend and thought it so insightful, I should share it with everyone I could. If you’ve seen it before, read it for old times’ sake, if not, enjoy - John

  • Tak Bhana supports Bible Month 2018

    Tak Bhana supports Bible Month 2018

    Bible reading is key to being a strong Christian as well as victorious living says Tak Bhana, Senior Pastor of Auckland’s Church Unlimited and Bible Society New Zealand’s Vice-President.

  • Segway safari

    Segway safari

    To celebrate the passing of my 70th summer, my bride of over 44 good years (only occasionally interspersed with a difference of opinion, sometimes of olympic proportions), bought us both a one hour tour on segways (‘seg’ as in ‘beg’).

  • Olympic athlete visits Waverley Christian College

    Olympic athlete visits Waverley Christian College

    What does it take to be an Olympic athlete? Two-time Olympic runner, Eloise Wellings, visited Waverley Christian College in Melbourne as part of her campaign for the Love Mercy Foundation.

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