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.
What in the world is God doing? Does he have a grand strategy? And do we?
The great, the good, the history-makers, the apostles, the saints, the martyrs: People like us.
What does it mean to have fellowship as Christian believers? How does this impact how we might ‘do’ church? How do we do fellowship? Why do we do it? And for whom? I discuss this, drawing on Philippians 2:1-4 in this sermon on fellowship.
My latest contribution to the Kiwimade Preaching blog, “preaching and praying in poetry and prose” is now online here
An article on Korean migration and settlement in New Zealand, which I co-authored with George Wieland, “God and golf“, appears in the latest issue of the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 15 (2): 57-75, 2013.