• Show Me Some Identity Please

    What is identity? How do you find it? In today’s society we can define and redefine ourselves and it sounds so promising. “Identity is partly heritage partly upbringing but mostly the choices you make in life” Patricia Biggs “I am made and remade continually. Different people draw different words from...

  • The Church

    How do you see the church, us, CCM? What words would you use to describe it.  How you see the church should prompt your behaviour in it. Although the Church is often seen as the repository of a fixed and unchanging faith, it is better seen as a laboratory, in...

  • Knowing the Future

    In 2 Kings 8 there is a story of an ill king who sends his servant to inquire from Elisha about what his future holds. Here is a snippet. He found the prophet and said, “Your servant, King Benhadad, wants to know if he will get well.” 10 “Tell him he...

  • Oh no!………Mother’s Day!

    Mother’s Day is an emotionally complex day.  The emotion of the celebration is governed by our relationship with our mother. Emotions vary; happy, sad, conflicted, flat and/or even left out. Can this day be redeemed so that anyone can celebrate regardless of their relationship with their mother? The short answer...

  • Getting Personal

    In church we often treat the Holy Spirit like electricity; a power to be plugged into to do the work of God and life. This is so far from the truth! The Holy Spirit is not a power to harness but a person to know. Firstly, the Holy Spirit is...

  • Rosemary & Poppies

    What is the significance of Rosemary & Red Poppies on ANZAC day? Traditionally, sprigs of rosemary are worn on Anzac Day and sometimes on Remembrance Day, and are usually handed out by Legacy and the RSL. Rosemary has particular significance for Australians, as it is found growing wild on the...

  • When Death Becomes Life

    6-11 Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his...

  • How to Get Rich!

    One of my favourite books in the Bible is Proverbs. The sayings in this book were given by God to tease and expand our thoughts about Him and life. God uses these puzzles to challenge what we think we know so as to enable us to know more. Let me...

  • What Will People Think?

    When King David returned the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, he led the way praising the Lord with dancing and music while wearing a simple linen garment. It seems that in his vigorous worship he had, well … accidentally … exposed himself. Not surprisingly, on his return home, he...

  • Hypocrite

    Did you know that the word hypocrite came from the ancient Greek word hypokrites, which means “an actor” or “a stage player” – it could even be translated ‘pretender’?  In the 13th century its meaning changed, and hypocrite was then used to refer to “someone who pretends to be morally good or pious...