Is God Still Good? Trusting God in the Dark Times

Is God Still Good? Trusting God in the Dark Times

“Is God Still Good?” The question came into my mind as I sat in Emergency this week with my son. As we waited for results from his CT scan, that would tell us if his persistent headaches were a result of a tumour, or a brain bleed, or if in fact they were simply from...
The New Aussie Idol: Home Renovation

The New Aussie Idol: Home Renovation

Like many Australians, my weekend will often include a trip to Bunnings. We pile into the car and head off to look at a new toilet, grab some more paint, or now that it is Spring, we pick-up a few plants to flesh out the garden. Clearly, we are not alone in this. Most...
The Local Church in a Digital Age

The Local Church in a Digital Age

We live in the digital age. Information has never been more readily available. If I don’t know something, my kids ask me to check with ‘Google’. It is a time when we have podcasts (yes, we have one at PursuitsofGod!), blogs, online sermons and even...
Pondering Palm Sunday

Pondering Palm Sunday

This weekend, we celebrate Palm Sunday. I paused this morning, thinking of Jesus beginning his Passion week- the week leading up to his death on the cross. Jesus is at his peak of fame- crowds flocked to him, people adored him. Palm Sunday signals the start of a big...
Praising From the Well

Praising From the Well

I often think of Joseph and what it was like for him in that well. Do you think his voice gave out from trying to call to his brothers, pleading with those nearest and dearest to him to not abandon him? Thrown into a well and wondering if it was the end for him- no...
Beating Boredom In Your Group Bible Study

Beating Boredom In Your Group Bible Study

This week, Bible Studies will resume across the country for the New Year. As they kick into gear, it is important to take a moment to think about the small group studies that operate in your church and the church-at-large. As the days turn into weeks, which turn into...