Trying to Comprehend the Incomprehensible God …

CloudsI was reading through the prophet Isaiah a few days back and came across this intriguing verse …

"I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things." [Isaiah 45:7. NIV]

What an interesting thought or should I say a somewhat perplexing thought.Read the rest

Understanding the Economy

CowsThere is no doubt that the world economy has been in a bit of a turmoil of late with extreme volatility in things such as the value of the dollar, the share market, and property. 

Here's a humorous attempt to try to make some sense of it all …

 

21 Economic Models Explained with Cows

SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
Read the rest

The Amazing Race

Race - MarathonHere's a paraphrase by Tom Wright of a well-known Bible text from Hebrews 12:1-3. The book of Hebrews was a letter written to some followers of Christ in the first century who were feeling discouraged because they were experiencing difficulty and persecution in their spiritual journey.… Read the rest

Grand Final Fever

Afl 

Well, it's AFL Grand Final week here in Melbourne … and what a final it will be with the Hawthorn Hawks taking on the defending premiers, the Geelong Cats next Saturday afternoon. There's sure to be a full house of over 100,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for what should be a historical final.Read the rest

Was Moses a Mass Murderer?

Francis Macnab  A recent article in the Melbourne Age profiled Cleric Francis Macnab of St Michael's Uniting Church in Collins Street. He is hoping to start a new faith for the 21st century claiming that the 10 commandments are too negative, Jesus was just a Jewish peasant, and Moses was a mass murderer.Read the rest

UnChristian

Unchristian  Gary Kinnaman, a pastor from Phoenix, Arizona, is a good friend of mine who recently ministered at our church in Melbourne. His son, David Kinnaman, is the President of the Barna Group, a ministry which provides research and resources that facilitate spiritual transformation in people's lives. 

David's latest book, co-authored with Gabe Lyons, is called UnChristian.Read the rest

Developing Personal Integrity

Integrity Integrity is one of the most important character qualities to develop in your personal life. For leaders, it is vital, as it is part of the foundation of all credibility and influence. Integrity means that there is an integration between who we really are (when no one is looking) and who we appear to be to others.Read the rest

Perspective

Table An understanding of perspective is one of the keys to gaining wisdom for life. Here is a simple illustration that shows the importance of perspective …

Imagine a group of people sitting in a circle with a small table in the middle.Read the rest

Happy Father’s Day!

Dad This coming Sunday is Father's Day here in Australia, a time to honour all of the dads.

Here are a few interesting quotes about dads:

  • "Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you." [Exodus 20:12.
Read the rest