We are sorry

It has been 18 years since the first National Sorry Day, which has served to help remember and commemorate the mistreatment of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Yet, even though the Prime Minister publicly apologised in 2008, the hurt amongst Australia’s indigenous people continues to this day. This Reconciliation Week, we are sorry for the ways in which we have contributed … Read more…

Is our church too complicated?

In tomorrow’s combined leadership group meeting, we are reviewing the book Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger. In writing this book, the authors examined thousands of different churches and concluded that the most vibrant ones were the churches that were the most simple. Yet, when they spoke of simplicity, they weren’t talking about the content or style of Bible talks … Read more…

Thirty minutes that changes our life

When people talk about establishing new, healthy patterns in life, they often try to break it down into smaller, achievable chunks. So, to get people more active, they encourage people to walk half an hour a day for three days a week. Every week on Saturday morning at 7.30am, our church gets together for only … Read more…

Scripture in Schools under attack

This week the NSW Government ordered school principals to prevent Scripture teachers from using three specific Christian books in the classroom. This unprecedented action comes from strong pressure by a lobby group that seeks to silence any view from schools that does not match the secular, atheistic worldview. We need to teach our classes in a manner that is … Read more…

The only way to #keephopealive

In the day before the execution of Bali Nine members Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, there was a giant flower arrangement on Sydney Harbour with the three words ‘KEEP HOPE ALIVE.’ Yet within hours, news arrived that these men were not granted the mercy that was longed for. The executed men knew they were guilty of … Read more…