Conversations with Charis

Yes, I had my first conversation with Charis today. It went like this: Charis: eee, ooop. eeeh..aaah… eee. Me: hello Darling!! ah you talking to me? C: aaaaa, eeeee, oop. oo. aaaaah…he M: I see, what else do you want to tell me? C: eeeeh, pffl, aaaa.. ooooo It was magical. Her syntax was all […]

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always searching for sermon illustrations

Last night I understood in my heart something that I had only ever relaly understood in my head. Charis had wind, a lot of wind. She was having trouble releasing it and we were up in the early hours of the morning gently burping and farting and trying to ease the pain. needless to say […]

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Speeding fine

Man, I’m annoyed. I just got my first ever traffic violation – a A$203 fine for going 60kph in a 40kph zone. (That’s US$146 and GPB76 respectively – care of Universal Currency Converter) So, 2 notes to self i make sure you know exactly what the speed limit is when you’re driving – these Australian […]

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Something for all the heavy thinkers…

Right then, the nature of Christ and all that. Had a fascinating discussion the other day over lunch with 2 fourth years at college. One of them, Craig, was preparing an essay on Jesus as a child centred around one question: Was Jesus, as a baby, like this: Hebrews 1:3 He is the radiance of […]

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Jars of Clay

So, I was the preacher at chuch this last Sunday. And it all went a bit pear-shaped. First, I was unable to print off my notes (don’t ask) and so I got my laptop into the pulpit with about 2minutes to spare. But, foolishly, I neglected to switch off the screensaver so, within 3 minutes […]

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more warped values and priorities

So, the Australian cricket team has decided not to play against Zimbabwe. Now, why is this? Is it because, finally, they’ve recognised that they really shouldn’t be playing and thereby validating Mugabe’s despotic regime? Have they finally developed a conscience? No, they’re not playing because Zimbabwe will be fielding a second-string team and the ICC […]

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some heroes

hurrah for The Bible Society of New South Wales!!! They have given every first year student of Moore College not only a Greek New Testament but also, today, a Hebrew Old Testament!!! And all this for free!!!! Because, of course, they are convinced that having the scriptures in the original language will be far better […]

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