October 10, 2019

A few months ago, I was at a retreat with a group of colleagues and a guest speaker spoke about the need to raise up more leaders for various areas of ministry. As I complained about the need to start again and raise up new leaders for vacant staff roles the speaker lo...

On May 22nd several hundred people gathered at North Sydney Independent Theatre (hosted by Northside Baptist Church) to think further about how the local church can respond to Domestic Violence. We were confronted by the heart-wrenching story shared by a victim-survivo...

(prepared for the Melbourne Womens’ Preaching Network Event October 2017 at Ridley College)

Last time Karen Morris wrote about “What’s the Big Idea” of the sermon. http://www.fixinghereyes.org/single-post/2017/10/02/What%E2%80%99s-the-Big-Idea

Now that you’ve worked o...

December 17, 2017

Since the ABC’s exposé of domestic violence within churches on the 7:30 program, I have watched with sadness, anger and dismay at the ensuing debate. I knew that when the program aired it would bring up a plethora of painful memories for many. I underestimated however,...

December 8, 2017

“Redemption stories sing…”


Sometime during my childhood I read a novel about a boy who survived as a pickpocket on the streets of London. He is adopted by a new family. He is bathed—his first bath. The account of this bath has always stuck with me. His clothing has...

November 25, 2017

On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, this article is dedicated to:

- All women and girls who experience violence and oppression

- All the women and men working to end discrimination and violence against women

- All the women and men who rela...

Preaching, and therefore writing sermons, is great privilege! As a preacher you know that you are serving God; serving God’s people and learning from God’s word all at the same time. And that makes it a really hard job, because you are representing God and his word; an...

May 11, 2017

My heart cracked into a million tiny fragments as I cradled my nine-year- old under my arm. I

desperately wanted to tell her that it gets better, but my own experience tells me otherwise. She wasn’t sobbing because her body was in pain, even though it was. She wasn’t be...

April 25, 2017

Ephesians 4:1-16

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of p...

April 24, 2017

Ephesians 2:11-21

Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands) — remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded...

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