Monthly Archives: August 2010

Good listening leads to great pastoring.

Often preachers believe their strength stems from their oratory prowess. Pastors believe their success is measured through how much they are heard. I would like to turn this mentality on its head by saying the true measure of a pastor lays … Continue reading

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Personal identity and pastoral care

This is a continuation of a earlier post on Personal Identity and Success within the church. Recently I completed a certificate 4 in Chaplaincy which is run by the Australian Christian Churches in partnership with Booth College (Salvation Army) The greatest … Continue reading

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God is the God of social justice!

As I study the Minor Prophets, I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion that the Social Gospel is an integral area of the churches ministry.  I am also coming to the conclusion that if the church doesn’t actively pursue and particapate … Continue reading

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Weekly Reflection…Amos chapter 5

Israel is called to an upward, inward and outward transformation. Upward being real worship towards God with an abandonment of religious and moral error. This is measured outwardly by the destruction of idols, the looking to God instead of other … Continue reading

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I like you!

I was 26 years old. A few weeks before I had heard the news that my father had incurable leukemia. And here we were standing in the kitchen and I’m hearing my dad say to me; “Craig, there is a … Continue reading

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Freedom continued

I have reflected a lot lately on the book of Galatians….There is one verse in particular that I have reflected on, which I think is the real key to understanding not only the book of Galations, but is the key … Continue reading

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Freedom from what?

I was sitting in church yesterday and scribbled a few notes down about how every nation, every people group, every gender, and every age group are united equally in the bondage of sin. So while ALL have sinned and fallen … Continue reading

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