It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m standing at the sink trying to do the dishes because I don’t want to leave too many for Mama Velo the next day, and Elliot’s refusing to play outside. He pulls up a chair next to me at the sink and I find myself […]
Our conversation partners are into exams and holidays but that hasn’t stopped us chatting with students! This week I met J, a third year nursing student. Though he’s a free Pentecostal, he thinks that the most important thing is to be a Christian first. There were two hallmarks of Christianity […]
The 2012 Global Atheist Convention is coming up in about a fortnight here in Melbourne. It’s got me thinking about apologetics. Here’s my assertion: ‘truth’ is not the same as apologetics. It’s an old saying that there’s nothing apologetic about apologetics: it’s confidently defending Christianity. But I’m not so sure […]
Various things come into vogue at particular times in evangelical circles. I’m wondering if repentance has recently come into vogue, perhaps, more specifically, repentance by leaders.
I’ve been having an ongoing conversation with myself about weakness. In my first post I asked some questions about competence in leadership. This time I’m thinking about sin.
The sub-headings are from Rock of Ages, a classic hymn and one of my favourites. Not the labour of my hands Every leader is guilty of shameful thoughts, disgusting habits, perverse ambitions and foul behaviour. But what do you do when people are looking up to you as an example? […]