With all the many different things in our lives vying for our time and attention, Tim Hobson reminds us of the one thing that matters more than all the rest.
Throughout the course of our lives we all take on various ‘names’ – either names others give us or names we give ourselves – that shape our sense of who we are and become our identity. But to what extent do these names align with the names that God has for each of us that speak of our true selves?
Gerhard Schmidt shares from his own life experience about the idea of faith as essentially journeying through life with God.
When the first Jesus followers began to preach ‘the gospel’, first and foremost they spoke about the fact that God had raised Jesus from the dead. Everything else hinged on this.
The significance of the resurrection for us today is not just about some future hope. It’s about the possibility of living a resurrection life in the power of the God’s Spirit right here and now.
For this week’s gathering, Clive Dale went to the book of Matthew to survey all the things Jesus asks us to do in the pages of that gospel. He then paraphrased the words of Jesus and, with the help of a few others, presented them in the form of a reflective reading…
Mark Pedder keeping it straight and simple. “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29)
Musician and songwriter Chris Falson shares some of his music and some reflections on his journey since moving from Sydney to Los Angeles 20 years ago.
Drawing from the field of psychology, Marg Martin talks about the inherent subjectivity of seeing and opens a conversation about the implications of this for how we ‘see’ God.
Note: Some of this talk and some comments from the congregation were not directly recorded. We have tried to modify the recording in sections to preserve as much content as possible but the sound quality in these sections is quite poor.
In pursuing an ‘all-of-life’ spirituality, we need to be mindful of approaches to ‘church’ that can lead to a disconnect between God and our everyday lives.
Following a poem from Matt Wills, Andrew Baartz reflects on a few aspects of the Christmas story we might not have considered before.