Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fergus defeats the CLAW

It was great to spend a few hours with the boys at DREAMWORLD on Saturday.
The boys wanted to ride the CLAW, and how could I chicken out if they wanted to ride the feakingly scary mind bruising stomach churning ride of pain. So we rode it. I had my eyes open for the first half but then squeezed them firmly shut only to open them at the end. I looked over to Will who was smiling. Turned to Fergus and his head was hanging down, eyes closed and spit dribbling out of his mouth. I said "You okay mate?" To which he slowly lifted his head, opened his eyes and wiped his mouth with the back of his hand. "Yeah Dad" he mumbled. We got off the ride and started shuffling around to meet Nerida and Arch.
Now this is the crazy part. As we turned the corner Fergus ran ahead and started punching the air whooping, "Yeah, that was awesome! That was awesome MUM!" Will and I looked at each other, we weren't one bit convinced, he is his mothers boy though.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

iPhone 4g Launch Madness

Hey, right up front I admit that I love all my Apple tech gear. The ways Apple is smashing the competition at the moment are too many to list, try googling it :) I also love to see my family members try, see and buy one too! But I can't understand the madness that I am hearing of geeks lining up for days to buy the new iPhone 4g. One simple reason:
You could have preordered the phone and already got it.
No phone is going to make me physically sick with weirdo googoo excitment. It is a phone at the end of the day, get over it boys and girls.

2 Timothy 2:2

Following Jesus must happen in the context of relationships. This is the way God has decided things will be. You just can't be a mature growing Christian outside of real gospel centered relationships (Ephesians 4).

Who are you engaging with around the truth of Jesus? Who is allowed to speak into your life the gospel? Is there anyone who really knows you? Our ability to engage with others as we follow Jesus will determine our growth and maturity in Him. It's just the way our Leader rolls.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Acts 29 Australia Bootcamp 2010

Excited to get the word out for:
Australia Bootcamp, Sydney, August 9-10 2010.
EIGHT reasons to attend:
1. Jeff Vandersteldt, Soma Communities will be teaching on the role missional communities can play in church planting.
2. David Fandey, The Fields Church and Mike Gunn, Harambee Church will be teaching on Gospel driven leadership, mission and community.
3. Steve Addison will be teaching on movements and Jesus' call for us to join Him in His Gospel movement.
4. A track for wives is available and taught by experienced church planter's wives.
5. Wives attend FREE! Jesus loves pastors wives a lot, so we do too.
6. At $149 for two days training, lunch and all the coffee you can drink - it is great value.
7. Sydney is always cool to visit :)
8. Interaction with other Jesus hearted Pastors and Church Planters over good coffee and around meals.

For more information go to
If you want to register - send an email to will at engagecitychurch dot com and we'll get you an info pack.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How is 'Christianity' relevant for today’s culture?

In August Engage City Church's Mission Teams will begin an eight week study lead by Tim Keller. I'm thrilled by the content of Kellers "Gospel in Life - Grace Changes Everything" resource. I highly recommend it to anyone following or considering following Jesus.