Archive for August, 2014

Reducing my Facebook use

August 22nd, 2014

One of the things I decided to do this year is reduce my personal Facebook use. Slowly I have been using it less and sharing less. Several months ago I chopped my friends list down to people I would have a coffee with at my kitchen table. This meant they were friends who I knew […]

Free will and finding faith

August 21st, 2014

I will never understand how someone can force another person to accept their faith by following their religion or be killed. Finding faith is all about free will. God gave us free will to chose how we live. He even gave us free will to decide if we believe in Him or not. So how […]

Made alive with Christ

August 19th, 2014

Today’s reading comes from Ephesians 2:1-10. It is titled, “Made alive in Christ”. In this passage I relate to three things. 1. I was dead in my sins Verses 1-2 tells us, “Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of […]

Really planting a church

August 18th, 2014

Over the years I have heard of so many different ways to do church and how people start new churches. One of my favourite stories comes from Africa. A few years ago I was talking with a Minister from Africa who was new to Australia. He told me how in some remote areas how they […]

Engaging those around you

August 17th, 2014

I was reading a blog yesterday about a missional conference the person went to. One of the speakers posed this question to the audience… “Turn to the person sitting next to you,” he said, “and tell them the names of your neighbors on every side of your house (or apartment) and share one story about […]