I have a love-hate relationship with my smartphone. On the one hand, my phone gives me unprecedented access to tools and information that allow me to be more productive, and tap into great resources and podcasts on the go. But I also know that my smartphone is a great source of distraction, allowing me to… Continue reading Smartphones: A Love-Hate Relationship
A good friend of mine recently asked me a question that got me thinking. He’s a pastor of a local church in Perth who’s got a strong vision for Christians working together to see the gospel shape the people of our city, and one of his many spiritual gifts is that he asks good… Continue reading What Would Gospel Renewal Look Like?
The gospel of Luke records that two thousand years ago, God made a groundbreaking announcement. The very night Jesus was born, “a great company of the heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests” (Luke 2:13-14). Peace. And… Continue reading “Peace On Earth” – Really?
Hudson Taylor faced a lot of difficult situations during his years in China. During one incident in 1859, he was in charge of a local hospital that was caring for hundreds of patients a day, including dozens of in-patients they had to feed. The hospital was expensive to run, but Hudson Taylor had no regular… Continue reading Hudson Taylor’s Last Bag of Rice
Hudson Taylor was a pioneer missionary to China in the 1800’s who faced a lot of trials in his life. In his autobiography he shares about one incident during his early years in China when he faced a great disaster.
The world has changed a lot in the last hundred years. A lot of things that used to make sense no longer do. A lot of people ask the question: is overseas missions one of those things? Should we still be sending missionaries overseas? That’s a legitimate question, and there are many reasons people raise… Continue reading The World Has Changed – Should We Still Be Sending Missionaries?
There are many reasons someone might give for why we should NOT go to another country to share the gospel. One of those reasons is that it is often dangerous, especially in some parts of the world where Christianity is strongly opposed.
One of the many things that puts people off about Christianity is that they see Christians as arrogant. Christians think they are morally superior to those around them, they think that they are righteous, part of God’s “in-crowd.” In fact, some go further: it’s not that just some Christians happen to be arrogant. Rather, Christianity by… Continue reading Does Christianity Breed Arrogance?
We live in the age of Netflix. We have unprecedented access to media on demand, not just in our living rooms but in our pockets as well.
What right does a person in one culture have to tell someone else that their cultural practices are ‘wrong’? In our modern Western society, anyone who tries to do so would surely be shouted down as arrogant and ethnocentric.