December 20, 2019

I’ve never been great at waiting. I’ll be honest, I’m terrible at it.

Patience is a virtue, they say. But I look at my little seven-month old son hitting the floor impatiently and he doesn’t have it either. He’s just learned to crawl but he already wants to be walking....

January 15, 2018

This year, I was honoured to be asked to preach at the Christmas Eve service of St George’s Anglican Church Paddington, Sydney. This unique community of very intelligent Christians is led by Rev Dr Geoff Broughton. I respect their commitment to not only hear but also a...

May 8, 2017

This blog is from a sermon preached on the 30th April 2017 at St George’s Anglican Church Paddington in Sydney. The text for the day was 1 Peter 1:13-25. Thanks to my St George’s friends for their hospitality.

"Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set...

October 31, 2016

My previous piece was a beginning of open conversation about my “non-headship” or “egalitarian” marriage. Australian Pentecostal Christians don’t often discuss theologies of marriage, they just live them. But there are now serious reasons to speak out. Notice I said TH...

October 17, 2016

I rarely talk about marriage. As far as I’m concerned, mine is sacred, and I don’t keep it out in the public space. I’d fight anyone for it. Of course, Tim would be highly amused if you’d like to test me on that.
 

In Ecclesiastes 4, there is a passage often related to...

March 30, 2016

[This is adapted from a sermon delivered at St George’s Anglican Church, Paddington in February 2016 by Tanya Riches].

Explaining Pentecostalism to Christians beyond my own movement often feels like an act of public contortionism. Pentecostals tend to live in each momen...

March 25, 2016

Today, in the wake of Brussels and Istanbul attacks, I can’t help but think about the virtue of peace. The Christian religion, despite all accusations from its detractors, largely advocates peace.

Romans 12:18 “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at p...

August 1, 2015

What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

This was given to me by an Aboriginal pastor, Wayne Holtern in Kempsey. He is working with some of the most diff...

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