Chaplain’s Statement: Ahmadi Muslims On Norfolk Island

I have been asked to give my opinion on the activities of the Muslim missionaries currently active on Norfolk Island. While I maintain that religious freedom is the bedrock of all other freedoms, I did think it best to write to you about this group particularly due to our isolation, and lack of contact and context.Continue reading “Chaplain’s Statement: Ahmadi Muslims On Norfolk Island”

God Won’t Give Me More Than I Can Handle And Other Lies I’ve Believed

In a culture that tells us we can be anything we desire, this motivational slogan is meant to encourage, to reassure us that life won’t be too hard. There will be challenges, sure, but God knows my limits. He won’t overdo it. The problem, however, is that God will give you more than you canContinue reading “God Won’t Give Me More Than I Can Handle And Other Lies I’ve Believed”

Everything Happens For A Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Believed)

Inspired by the best selling book Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved (see link) our new sermon series explores five lies that we are tempted to believe as Christians: Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbingContinue reading “Everything Happens For A Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Believed)”

What’s The Point Of Preaching?

We do a funny thing at church. Every week, roughly the same group of people (the congregation) come to hear the same person (the preacher) speak. If the average preacher speaks 100 words a minute, that means you’ll hear 2,500 words a sermon – maybe around 130,000 words a year.  What difference does it allContinue reading “What’s The Point Of Preaching?”


At the beginning of any year most people tend to evaluate their priorities. This is a good thing. In fact, one of our problems is that we do not assess ourselves enough. Let me encourage you to evaluate the level at which you are involved in serving the Lord at church. In no particular order,Continue reading “10 REASONS TO GET MORE INVOLVED AT CHURCH”

Praying For Norfolk Island

  Sunday – That the Gospel would be boldly and unashamedly proclaimed in our churches today. That our churches would be places for the broken, unwanted and hurting. That Jesus will be offered as the only solution for the very thing we can’t do on our own –  make our selves better or save ourselves. Monday –Continue reading “Praying For Norfolk Island”