Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

Sermons on Various

On earth as it is in heaven #1

The World We Want to See – this is a series compiled by Scott Higgins alongside Baptist Care relating particularly to justice. Some of the additional resources I have utilised are from the writings of Miroslav Volf; Tim Keller; Nicholas Wolterstorff; and Jurgen Moltmann. Text: Isaiah 58:1–14 (NLT) ople, the Lord has told you what is…

Elders: Shepherd the flock of God #4

Elders: Shepherd the flock of God Acts 20:28-38 28 “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders. Some sources used being: No barriers – women and pastoral leadership (symposium) with Dr Lynn Cohick, Professor of New Testament at Wheaton…

domestic violence

Domestic violence and the church

Today I’ll be addressing the difficult subject of domestic violence. Taking the opportunity to discuss domestic violence today is grounded in the desire to acknowledge our failures to listen, protect, and aid – along with a commitment do all we can to create a faith culture that listens, protects, and aids our most vulnerable.
Dr Steven Tracy “… the number of times we have seen biblical statements regarding male headship, female submission and God hating divorce outrageously misused against abuse victims”.
Family and domestic violence support services:
1800 Respect national helpline: 1800 737 732
Women’s Crisis Line: 1800 811 811
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
Lifeline (24 hour crisis line): 131 114
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277

Refugee Week

Refugee Sunday: Working through both practically and theologically the issue of women in ministry last year has been somewhat cathartic for me. So too the issue of refugees. I was first challenged by this some fifteen years ago when we were in Victoria, northern rural Victoria, blue ribbon Liberal seat Victoria where buying the Weekend Australian made you a leftie.
I had some involvement with Rural Australians for Refugees – we had Julien Burnside up for a visit.