Tag Archives: identity

A real victory for who….if we do or don’t allow gay marriage

I have often argued that marriage of its self is a societal issue and not a Christian issue. The Biblical mandate for Christians and therefore the Church is in regards to teaching rightful living within the Christian community as a … Continue reading

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Where is the justice in miscarriage?

The last 5 weeks has been a ride on an emotional roller coaster. Though truth be told its one that I have been on for a several years for various reasons. You can read more of my story here There … Continue reading

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Salvation is a journey, not an event.

I have reflected on the salvation  experience both on a scriptural and personal basis.  I have reflected on 3 main areas they being the role of the church in the process of sowing, watering and reaping. The area of growth as … Continue reading

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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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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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Marriage and the Church

Earlier I blogged that I would do a series on identity and the church. Yesterday I set the cat among the pigeons about my stance as a Christian and gay marriage. Many Christians reading it would be horrified because of … Continue reading

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Personal identity and the church.

In further reflection of my earlier post about Masculine Identity, I intend to write more about identity and how the church both helped and hindered my coping, experience and current understanding of identity. The posts I’m thinking through will cover … Continue reading

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Christian identity, idolatry and the fruit of the Spirit.

As a Christian and a minister I am totally against the name it, claim it type of theology that permeates through our churches. We hear much teaching about personal blessing based on the philosophy, “ What so ever you desire, … Continue reading

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Working through masculine identity.

Over the last 3 years I have had to work through the issues of identity. particularly, because I am now a 43-year-old male; I have had to work through personal issues of my male identity. I was fairly active, though … Continue reading

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