Pastor Steve's Blog (Page 3)

Pastor Steve's Blog (Page 3)

…moments & reflections from the life of Steve

Oddities

If you remember my blog from years ago when I was at Lausanne III at Cape Town, I posted on some oddities. In keeping with that wonderful (?) tradition, here are some oddities so far… Oddity #1: Well-Armed Like any other shopping mall, there was a handful of sports stores. But I was surprised to find this next to the Reebok store. Yes, a gun store. Now maybe this is…

Prelude to GDF 2015

I arrived just after midday yesterday. The flight was uneventful, although I had a bit of a giggle with an old lady who was arguing with the flight attendant about using the toilet a minute or so before we landed. As a point of interest, the old lady got her way… My initial thoughts on landing and getting off the aerobridge to the terminal: What’s this smell? And why is…

SilverKris Lounge – SYD

I’m off to the Global Diaspora Forum in Manila today. I’m not travelling to Manila directly, but will spend a week in Korea, before arriving in Manila for the conference next week. And as per usual, I’m in the airline lounge. I know I say it all the time, but I enjoy the freebies! I fear, however, that my flight will be delayed. It’s now 9am, and this is the view outside…

Security Card

As part of my appointment to the HREC Committee at the University of Sydney, I was given an Honorary Visitor Security Card. I haven’t had one of these swipe cards since about 1998 when I left my office job to start at PTC to train for ministry, so it’s a novel experience for me. Not sure what the limits to access is, but one benefit is that I can now borrow books from the…

Definitely Useful. But Prestigious?

Asiana Airlines provides a gift for their frequent flyer program members who reach higher levels. I’ve been Diamond Plus for a while, and re-qualified last December for another 2 year period. Recently, I received in the mail a package that I wasn’t expecting. On opening it, it was a very nicely presented box. “What’s this?” I wondered… On opening the magnetic lid of the…

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This is about as minimal as a post gets. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit. Omnis enim quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini salvus erit.

Reflections on Faith

It’s been a few months since the last post on quotes for reflection in the lead up to our Sunday Worship. Here are the ones reflecting on “faith” in tomorrow’s bulletin. Faith is the sight of the inward eye. – Alexander MacLaren Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. – Augustine Believe your beliefs and…

A Full September & October

The rest of September and all of October looks to be a full-on 2 months for me. That image above of a “no vacancy” neon sign can be hung up on my calendar as I literally have no evenings free. Along with the usual WRT on Tuesdays, Bible Study on Wednesdays, MRT on Thursdays, and MM’14 Training on Sundays for church, I’ll be conducting a 6 week Pre-marriage counselling…

Bible Knowledge Quiz

Today, one aspect of what I preached on was the necessity that we Christians combat the “dullness of our hearing” and deepen our understanding and knowledge of the Bible. Related to this topic, I read a blog post by Kevin de Young from several months back where he lists 100 questions he uses to test leaders after a 12 week course. This was in addition to several other…