Sunshine Bloggers Award

Good morning world! It’s a chilly winter morning here in the south-east corner of mainland Australia, but made a little bit warmer by the fact that my blogger friend Jenny Lynn has nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I hadn’t heard of this until yesterday, but it sounds like a little bit of fun…

The Transformational Power of Admitting “I was wrong.”

“There is transformational power in admitting you got something wrong.”  I just listened to the most amazing Ted Talk. The speaker talked about how you can’t rush the process of transformation, and that process involves owning up to, rather than sweeping aside, the things you were wrong about. He spoke about how admitting you were…

“Just Choose Joy.” Um. No.

This post might be a bit of a rant. I’m okay with that. It might have very few scriptures to back up the stream of consciousness. I’m also okay with that. After all, I’m not a pastor or a theologian. I’m a Christian who is exploring faith, turning it over, turning it inside out, and…

Regarding Bishop Curry and the Royal Wedding

Has anyone else out there noticed the equal mix of furore and praise that has been thrown out into the social-mediasphere over the sermon Bishop Michael Curry gave at the royal wedding? There seem to be 4 sets of reactions: 1) I love this! 2) This is hilarious, 3) Shut up already and 4) how…

Open Theism – Fact or Fallacy?

I read a term today I’d never heard of before – upon reading its definition, I should have heard of it. Why? Because as a millennial Christian, its the form of faith presented most often to me. It is Open Theism. Although its a newbie to me, I thought I’d flag it here for a couple of…

Church Reformation – the Billy Graham Edition

Its 2018. The year still feels young, even though we have just ticked across into May. This post has taken me a lot longer than I thought it would, but I wanted to write it anyway. Because its been burning in my mind since Billy Graham passed away a few months ago. I’ve heard many…

These, the Hill’s I’ll Die On

Afternoon, from my sunny corner of the world. I had planned on my next blog piece being on the late, great Billy Graham, but its taking me longer than planned to formulate my thoughts on the tougher aspects of the piece. So I’m side-stepping that one for a moment. It occurred to me that before…

New Short Story up on Wattpad

Hola! Just a quick note to let you all know that I’ve published a short story across at Wattpad. Its definitely different to my usual style of writing, but I had to do it for University and its just been sitting there gathering proverbial dust. It plays around with the idea of eternity…actually it came…

The Prosperity Gospel – Truth or Convenience?

When I started this blog, I started with a list of must-write topics as long as my arm. But when it came to actually writing any of them, the big question became “Which one first?” I had two options: procrastinate forever or rip the bandaid off. I’m choosing the latter, and I’m starting with something…

Preface: This blog is not about you

You could call this the “rules of engagement” for following this blog, I suppose. Really, it’s just an introduction to me, to how I think, and to the blog I’ve always wanted to write but have been a bit too scared to start. I’m sure you’ve all recognised or at least witnessed a problem with…