Identities

Identities

I’m a straight, white, Christian male. I’m an accidental advocate for women’s leadership. And in light of all the indignities of 2018, I wanted to share some thoughts.

  • The Face of God

    The Face of God

    One of my favourite plays and stories of all time is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. When I was a kid my dad used to tell me about the musical and the story behind it and at one point downloaded the soundtrack, which I listened to non-stop. My sister and I would often blast the music through the house on our old Dell laptop.  

  • Marriage conflict deconstruction

    Marriage conflict deconstruction

    I met up with a group of girlfriends over dinner last week and we discussed about how we handled conflicts with our spouses. It was a very interesting conversation as we had different ways of approaching it.

  • It is all of God

    It is all of God

    Theologian John Piper in a teaching video "Has God predetermined every detail in the universe, including sin?" focussed on the Cross of Christ. In a number of other interviews on this general theme, John Piper quotes  - 

  • Trials and Temptations

    Trials and Temptations

    ‘Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him (James chapter 1, verse 12).’

  • Bohemian rhapsody

    Bohemian rhapsody

    We watched the movie about English rock group Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury with its euphoric highs and chaotic lows, concluding with the awesome performance before the roaring clapping crowd of 100,000 excited fans at the Africa LiveAid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium.

  • Discount air fares

    Discount air fares

    My wife Delma and I travel a great deal in their missionary endeavours and one way to save a few dollars here and there is fly light with only carry-on luggage, but if they need to have a larger bag, then they often only take one booked-in baggage item between the two of them.

  • The armour of God: breastplate of righteousness

    The armour of God: breastplate of righteousness

    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

  • A God of love, but not acceptance

    A God of love, but not acceptance

    Recently I have heard the phrase that God is a God of love and acceptance.

  • The Finals

    The Finals

    I often wonder what life would be like if I tried something completely out of the ordinary.

  • School chaplaincy

    School chaplaincy

    'The National School Chaplaincy Program' published nine years ago is in reality a 'Pastoral Care' program which falls in line with other community highly valued chaplaincies such as in the military, hospitals, industry and commerce, the Fire Brigade, SES, professional sport and the like, along with a ready component associated with the program to answer spiritual questions when and as requested.

  • Counter reactions

    Counter reactions

    These are all polar opposites – easily identifiable (without debate) as each other’s inverse. What about right and wrong? Following the same pattern of thinking, right and wrong should be effortlessly distinguishable from one another, and in theory—they are.