Christianity, Christmas and Consumerism

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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

Proverbs 24

Proverbs-Series

As we dig into today's Proverb, let's reflect on the wisdom coming to us from Proverbs 24 in the Message Bible.

Vs.3-4. A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.Read the rest

Love Your Pastor

I-love-my-churchA good friend of mine sent me this earlier in the week. I thought it was quite funny but had some good points. Let's always seek to love and encourage those who lead us, in whatever capacity. 

Pastors have a tough job.Read the rest

Leading in Changing Times

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Back in 1964 Bob Dylan sang, "The times they are a changing." How true and the changes haven't let up. One business writer put it this way:

Winds of change are barrelling in from all directions. Competition is tougher than ever and coming from places you least expected.Read the rest

Proverbs 10

Proverbs-Series

It's time for some reflections from our weekly Proverb and today is the 10th of the month so it's Proverbs 10 (Message Bible). 

Vs.4-5. Sloth makes you poor; diligence brings wealth. Make hay while the sun shines – that's smart; go fishing during harvest – that's stupid.Read the rest

The Exchange TV

Rob-christie-buckingham-exchange1Good 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. … Read the rest

Proverbs 3

Proverbs-Series

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