An article I wrote about the experiences of my grandparents living in China in the 1940s called “In pleasant places” has just been published in the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies and can be found online here.
In this sermon, based on Isaiah 61, I talk about how God’s beauty and the beauty of his world and his people, is a beauty restored, a beauty redeemed, a beauty from ashes.
Using Joshua 4, in this sermon I briefly comment on why we should celebrate the work of God in our lives.
As part of a series on questions of faith, I use John 3:16 to answer the question of what makes the Christian faith distinctive, in this sermon.
My book Walking the Emmaus Journey: Reflections for the Road can now be purchased via Amazon.com
In my latest contribution to the Kiwimade Preaching blog I consider what it means to preach in the information age
As part of a series of questions about the Christian faith I responded to the query “what is hell?” in this sermon [note the first part of the sermon is missing from this recording].
What does it mean to be part of the family of God? How are we to be parents to those who have none? How are we to welcome those from outside the family? What are the hallmarks of being together as the family of God? I look at these questions and many others in this sermon on family, as part of a series from Ephesians.
Ephesians 5:22-33 is often read as about authority and about power and about those who hold it over those who don’t. In this message I suggest a more helpful way is to think in terms of sacrifice and of following the example we have through Christ, of sacrificing for our beloved.
If, as the Bible teachers, the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, what does that mean for how we live, what we do, and for why we worship? I discuss, in this sermon (mp3) from Ephesian 5:15-21.