FACING TIMES OF NEED

What are your times of greatest need? It may be sickness or grief, depression or despair; it could be times of doubt and unbelief, or times where addictions and obsessions such as money, movies, sex, sports, spending or drinking binges, or even unbalanced priorities gain control of your life. In our series on Hebrews at …

Jesus? Think again

At Hobart Baptist, we are currently working our way through the book of Hebrews, perhaps the most difficult book to understand in the New Testament apart from Revelation. One commentary describes Hebrews as “a delight for the person who enjoys puzzles.” So although the logic and flow of thought are unusual for most modern people, …

About

A little about me I am the Mission Director for Tasmanian Baptists,  Australia, and senior pastor at Hobart Baptist Church. My wife is Jenny and we have five children aged from 22 to 34. I am also the chair of the Tasmanian Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast. I sit on a number of boards and committees an …

Is the Aussie Church Facing Challenges? Or Opportunities?

Last week Karl Faase, Australian Christian communicator, media presenter, and social commentator, was in Hobart speaking at Family Voice events. The former senior pastor of Gymea Baptist, is well informed about the challenges faced by the church in Australia today. Faase suggested that the average Christian attending church regularly on a Sunday has lost confidence …

New Zealand through Aussie Eyes . . . (cont)

Go back >>> The stunning beauty of the snow-capped mountains wonderfully displayed the “Lord of the Rings” landscape, captured in the movies, and it certainly was something to behold. The similarities with Australia are obvious—the language, similar colonial backgrounds and timing of settlement, the influence of Anglo-Celtic culture, architecture and public institutions. They share with …