TREASURES YOU MAY NOT KNOW

Dear Friends, Many of us know the famous sayings of C.S Lewis (Lord, Liar or Lunatic etc.) but Paul Ford has collected the ‘inspirational letters’ of Lewis and here are some quotes you probably don’t … Read More

THE NEED FOR MORE DONKEYS

Dear Friends, When asked about the causes of the evident difference in vitality between the church in the US and that of Germany, Markus Spieker, a Berlin-based journalist, replied:       In the end … Read More

“I’M JUST A CHRISTIAN”

Dear friends, Have you found yourself in a conversation where you’ve been asked to identify what sort of Christian you are or what denomination you belong to? Whereas once you may have been confident to … Read More

SIMON AND KATHY MANCHESTER

Dear Friends, Our time away in the UK is over and I want to thank you if you prayed for us – I think we were able to contribute to many in the ministry of … Read More

THE KING AND THE KINGDOM

Dear friends, We Christians don’t tend to get a particularly good press these days, which is why Matthew Parry’s article, ‘As an Atheist I truly believe Africa needs God’, though a few years old now … Read More

THE KING AND THE KINGDOM

Dear friends, I’ve recently been reading Matthew’s Gospel and reflecting on the Christian life as life in the Kingdom of God, under the authority and power of His king – Jesus the Christ. Life under … Read More

CHRISTIANS ENGAGING CULTURE

2 quick statistics: 36,000 and 143,000. 36,000 is the decrease in the number of people in the Northern region of Sydney identifying as ‘Anglican’ in the past 10 years. 143,000 is the increase in the … Read More

A MOTHER’S DAY LETTER

To our mothers / ones who raised us, Thank you. Thank you for doing so much. Thank you for making sacrifices in your life to raise us. Thank you for not giving up even when … Read More

Things to be thankful for in God’s world

Dear Friends, Someone sent me the ‘Evangelicals Now’ newspaper from England – it comes monthly (I think) and is often quite depressing with all its bad news and sometimes woolly thinking. But the May 2018 … Read More

A FEW THINGS (10) TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE

Dear Friends, Tuesday – Mike Clark This Tuesday Mike (and Caroline) Clark begin with us at St Thomas’. They have found a house (to rent) in Riverview – the children are at St Andrew’s Cathedral … Read More

FORGIVENESS AND FREEDOM

Dear Friends, How does forgiveness work in a world where people do dreadful things to one another? What causes some people to forgive so easily while others find it virtually impossible? This is a complex … Read More