The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

We’ve started a new series at church called Redefined and it’s all about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7. It is perfectly titled since Jesus takes the popular understanding of his day, of who God is and what he expects from us, and redefines it. But in...
Creation / Recreation

Creation / Recreation

Earlier this year I was invited to teach a Leadership 215 class in Brisbane on the the Old Testament. As I was working my way quickly through the notes on Genesis, I pointed out to the class the similarities between the creation account and the Flood. In the beginning...
Power and the Kingdom

Power and the Kingdom

Earlier this year I was a guest of Every Nation Brisbane. I was invited to speak at their Leadership 215 course covering some of the topics in the Old Testament Survey syllabus. Part of my brief was to come up with questions for class discussion to aid the learning...
Grace at Babel

Grace at Babel

I taught Kid’s Church this past Sunday. I love it. I love teaching kids. I love teaching kids ideas that might be a little outside of the traditional sunday school curriculum. Thrown in a couple of games of Hangman and Heads Down Thumbs Up and everyone’s having a...
The Chiasm of Glory

The Chiasm of Glory

This year we held our Every Nation Campus camp from Easter Sunday to the following Tuesday. It was held in a beautiful part of the Yarra Valley and the combination of  creation and Resurrection got me thinking about glory. Particularly the glory associated with the...
Lost. Found. Joy.

Lost. Found. Joy.

I shared a message on Sunday at church that took a different perspective on the parable of the prodigal son. The message was part of a two week series on joy and it struck me how often we overlook joy in the three stories that Jesus shares in Luke 15: the lost sheep,...