Minute from a Minister


17
Aug 2014

It was encouraging to see a group of nine from TGS attend this recent conference in Sydney. It is the second one that has been run by KCC (Katoomba Christian Convention), the first being in 2011. To put you in the picture as to what it’s about, I have copied below, part of what the Chairman of KCC, Al Stewart, said, in his welcome: “Like ploughing concrete” – that’s how I’ve heard Christian ministry described by a few people lately. I’m sure some of us will have felt that way. But we......

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10
Aug 2014

Are you like me and cringe when you hear the word evangelism or feel guilty knowing you are not sharing your faith as you should? I know that evangelism is such an important area in the life of the church and in the life of the Christian. Yet it is an area I struggle with a lot. As I write this I am at the Oxygen conference and have enrolled in the evangelism elective because I know it is an area I need to be encouraged in and work on personally more......

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03
Aug 2014

No, it’s not a real headline, but I wouldn’t be totally surprised if this happens. After the two disasters, resulting in the deaths of 537 people, how many people will want to fly Malaysia Airlines now? Even though these two disasters don’t appear to be the airline’s fault at all, the company and its employees might pay a very big price for what has happened. Events like this can make us want to cry out, ‘But that’s not fair’ … and it is good when we are upset and angry that there......

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27
Jul 2014

I might be showing my age – well I am – but I’m guessing many of us will know the rock band Rolling Stones, and therefore one of their big hits in 1965: (I can’t get no) Satisfaction. It was actually recently listed as number two in the top 500 songs of all time. Now although the lyrics seem to specifically refer to sexual frustration and commercialism, they are also suggestive of life in general, and therefore the inability to live out a satisfied life. Am I’m guessing many people, if they......

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