Minute from a Minister


24
May 2020

Now, I know that Economics probably doesn’t get you excited like it can me. But, I hope that in some ways you recently have been and are living out some ‘spiritual economics’ i.e. that you are practicing what I’m calling ‘spiritual constrained optimisation’. What?! I hear you say. Well, economics is about how best to allocate your limited resources (like your time, money, energy) in a way that optimises the outcomes in your life and the lives of others. And we are still living with many COVID–induced restrictions. So, how can you......

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17
May 2020

As a society we’re generally terrible at waiting for things. We look for the quickest moving aisle at the supermarket; we want new products and new releases now; and we can’t stand having to wait for a slow internet to download a game or movie or song. So many decisions we make as individuals and as a society express this impatience, and this desire for everything to be now reveals superficial, short term thinking. Even some churches make the mistake of believing you can have every blessing of success and health and......

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03
May 2020

I hear that many people like our online church. And, personally, I think it is pretty good! So, thank you to the numerous people who make that happen. And, there certainly are some things that are easier with online church, like: you can be in your pyjamas if you wish! (you choose how casually you dress); you don’t have to even leave home (it’s your location); it’s quicker; if you can’t log on at 9am you can do so later (you choose the time); there’s no ‘big’ roster to serve on (you......

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27
Apr 2020

I am not sure if you have heard someone say this yet, but many ministers and ministry organisations have been declaring the many gospel opportunities that COVID–19 brings. Have you heard that? I get excited when I hear statements like this. Awesome, let’s advance God’s kingdom, I would love you be a part of that; doing something that impacts people for eternity. But my joy and enthusiasm quickly turn to confusion and worry… I really like the sounds of capitalising on these opportunities, but what opportunities are they talking about? I am......

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