So you want to make a difference in the world but you aren’t sure where to start…This week Steve outlines a helpful process to work through what you you could get involved in, how to get started on the right track and how to find others who can work with you.
A Rose by any other name . . .
By Randy Edwards
As a gardener I am a complete failure. My wife would be the first to affirm such an assessment. So when we moved out of our 2-bedroom unit in the city into a house with lawns and gardens last year, I made a deal with her. I would look after the pool and the lawns, and she would look after the gardens. Why? Because I am absolutely hopeless in flower gardens. Read More
“To Be” or “Not to Be”: That is the Kingdom Question!
By Randy Edwards
What does it mean to be a good citizen of a country? In recent years the arrival of immigrants from overseas has put pressure on 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Australians to speak of what it means to be a “true blue Aussie.” Are they ones who take up citizenship? Are they the ones who pay their taxes and vote? Are they those who have passed the citizenship test? Are they the people who are loyal to Australian government regardless of its domestic or foreign policies? What defines a real Australian? Read More
“The world is a sea of need and the reality is you couldn’t change it even if you tried”. Where do you begin making a difference when the job is too overwhelming to even begin? This week the guys look at what Jesus said when asked a similar question.
A story always works towards the end, even if that end is unexpected. As the lead character in our own lives we often have a veiw of what happens at the end. This week steve and Randy explore this idea of how our view of the end drastically changes how we act, (or dont act) in the present.
Following Jesus always ends up being a team sport. This week Steve and Randy explore the old teamwork phrase from MacDonalds, ‘none of us is as good as all of us’. What do you bring to the those around you.
This week the guys investigate the concept of hospitality in terms of cheering others on. They claim that making space in our lives for others is at the core of what it means to follow Jesus and belong to a Christian community.
This week Steve and Randy discuss the idea that there is no perfect group of people to be a spiritual family with. It is not so much about finding a better bunch of people as it is about being a better person with those we are already with.
Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day when we remember the death of Jesus. It is, of course, followed by Easter Sunday, the day when we eat chocolate to celebrate the resurrection. There is no doubt that the resurrection is central to Christian faith, but what does it really mean? Renowned theologian N.T.Wright discusses this question in this excellent article. The text follows (or click on the link) and I encourage you to read it and ponder it this Easter. May God bless you as you seek him. Read More
(A Series on the Kingdom of God: Part 1)
“Keep your eye on the ball!” is a typical comment heard in any sporting activity that uses a ball in its game. For me, it’s the phrase I use constantly as I try to teach my 3 year-old and 6 year old grandchildren how to play golf. There are so many distractions, even at a golf driving range, let alone an actual golf course. Over the years I have played with lots of golfers (mostly “hackers” like myself) and have seen the many distractions that keep them (and me) from becoming better golfers. Read More