As we head towards the crazy Christmas season, it's a good thing to pause and think about consumerism and the follower of Christ.
At CityLife, we have a social justice LifeGroup and they have put together a paper designed to be a thought provoking series of questions and comments exploring some key issues which confront us in our Western, first world culture.… Read the rest
Let's read and reflect on the following related Scriptures:
James 5:7-8. Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.… Read the rest
The inhumane treatment of asylum seekers here in Australia is extremely concerning. Thankfully, more and more people are speaking up about it. All year, Christian leaders have been peacefully protesting and writing letters.
I encourage you to do the same.
Here is a copy of an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott I recently sent:
Dear Prime Minister,
Subject: Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Children in Detention
I am the Senior Minister of CityLife Church, Melbourne.
Good friends of ours, Rob and Christie Buckingham (pastors of Bayside Church here in Melbourne), host The Exchange, an interactive TV program that engages with a variety of current issues, including parenting, technology, dealing with loss, the sexualisation of children, and domestic violence.
The Exchange is like meeting with your friends in a coffee shop and discussing everyday stuff that affects us.… Read the rest
Here is some more amazing wisdom from the Book of Proverbs from the Message Bible:
Vs.5-6. Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God 's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.… Read the rest