Monthly Update
living power

living power

God’s message and not some human thinking; and it is still a living power

come & see

come & see

The church is much larger and more diverse than we might think on a Sunday morning.

i have decided

i have decided

My problem is that I have picked up so many patterns of behaviour and ways of thinking, idols even, that are holding me back

THE encounter

THE encounter

It is the Risen Lord who is our security, who makes us experience profound peace even in the midst of life’s storms

the reality is

the reality is

I am buffeted about by the expectations of others, and by my own disordered internal motivations

ready & willing

ready & willing

my work with FFF is now able to be more focussed on content and creating new resources

vulnerability exposed

vulnerability exposed

We have realised that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented,

had enough ?

had enough ?

But remember where the chapter began: Elijah praying: Lord,  “I have had enough. Take my life”

stormy weather

stormy weather

I often hear people comment that their faith is weak, or that they have little faith. I often feel the same way.

Latest Posts

a towering witness

a towering witness

I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin