Jesse Moore

Press Service International

Jesse Moore draws from the Bible and classical literature for insight into life’s tough questions. He is currently studying at university to become a film-maker.

Jesse Moore’s previous articles can be viewed at: https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/jesse-moore.html

  • One bad apple

    It’s the season for citrus fruits. I find it amazing that at this time of year coming into winter, God provides these fruits in season to give us the vitamin C we need to keep us healthy throughout the colder months.  

  • Redeeming culture

    If you’ve ever tried to build a sandcastle in the middle of a hurricane then you’re pretty weird but you would also know exactly what it feels like to be disheartened by modern culture. Often the incremental steps taken by Christians to change culture and politics can be completely overhauled by secularity and contemporary values; it seems that every step forward we take ends up being five steps backwards.

  • Use it or lose it

    In high school, our physical education teacher would tell us “use it or lose it”. Of course, he meant use your muscles or lose your muscles. I’ll admit, I was pretty motivated by this approach to scare us into pushing ourselves harder at sport, especially since whatever muscle I did have, I was not prepared to lose it for not running an extra ten metres.

  • Take Time to Have Time

    For months I had known that my family planned to take a trip to New Zealand half-way through the Uni semester, providing me with plenty of time to complete any assessment due. Much like Tim Urban, the Ted Talk presenter in the attached video, I kept pushing it back telling myself “It’ll be right” and thinking that in a week I will somehow have better willpower or be older and wiser to complete the assessment at a higher standard.

  • Posting in the name of…

    If you’ve been watching the news for the past week, you would’ve noticed the very quick escalation in protests around George Floyd’s murder by police officer Derek Chauvin.

  • Faith for fear

    I’ve often wondered what book of the Bible people in the past have held onto the most during seasons of war, plagues and uncertainty. But I suppose it’s like asking which virtue is the most important to a Christian that they use it when in the most danger, as if it were a weapon.

  • Made in China

    The beginning of 2020 has been a wild ride and seems only to be getting started with Coronavirus on the loose. Schools, Churches, and businesses are shutting down, we’ve witnessed the great toilet paper recession and people thinking the Coronavirus is somehow linked to the beer, and in the midst of all this chaos, I’ve had some thoughts.

  • Second-hand revelations

    As a kid it was always fun to use the phrase “Mum said” or “Dad told me” against your siblings to fool them into doing something that Mum definitely did not say and Dad absolutely didn’t tell you.

  • Rules of the house

    It's nothing out of the ordinary for a nonbeliever to question how a person could fall for such an idea as Christianity. Christians often see things from the opposite perspective, regarding the sceptic or unbeliever as more of a victim of being blinded by the world, as said in 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 4: “to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

  • Uncomfortable Bible facts as presented by Izzy

    The media has had a great time this year capitalising on the outspokenness of Australian rugby Star, Israel Folau whilst remaining on the fence about his right to share his beliefs. I wrote an article earlier this year on Folau’s viral instagram post about same-sex marriage from a biblical point of view which people were not happy about, mainly because it was condemning the act of it and people don’t like consequences (shocking).