The service leader at church joked that today’s preacher should be called ‘Engineer’ as well as ‘Professor’ and ‘Pastor’. It was the first time I’d heard this guy preach and I didn’t catch his name. It was definitely a different kind of sermon from normal, both in style (much more […]
We’re into week six of sermons about money at church. It turns out our pastor has almost as much to say about money as Jesus did! This week was the third on tithing. The passages were Haggai 1:9-13 and Malachi 3:10, and he did all the things that Aussie evangelicals […]
He comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found This morning our family hung the first installment on our Jesse Tree (purple circles => God). Tamie and I are going through the Common Grace Advent devotions on Being Present. And we continue to draw on the […]
In the last six months we made these three short videos for our Aussie church networks — on blessing, cross-cultural ministry, and ascension.
Previously in this series: Feet 1, Feet 2, Mouth What did you expect, Timothy? Are you waiting for things to get easier? Ministry will be hard. Paul gives a long, convoluted list of problems — people problems. What’s difficult is people. What sort of teaching should we be on guard against today? […]
Over Easter I gave a Bible Overview seminar at a TAFES camp. The plan was to tell the story of the Bible from beginning to end in a way that could be remembered. I used 6 pictures for 6 stages of the story, telling it first in English, then in […]