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3 Leadership Lessons from the “Failed” Census

3 Leadership Lessons from the “Failed” Census

 

The evening of Tuesday, the 9th of August 2016 was Australian Census night. For the first time, we took the census online and, as things turned out, it was an unmitigated disaster (if you believe the press, the politicians and social media).

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Brexit – A Disaster or an Opportunity?

Brexit – A Disaster or an Opportunity?

 

With the unexpected outcome of the Brexit referendum reverberating around the globe, uncertainty seems to be reigning supreme – and not just in the United Kingdom and Europe. And the truth is that most people don’t cope well at all well with that.

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Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

 

Pastor Rick Warren is a man who has done many powerful and amazing things in furthering the Gospel and seeing lives changed. Of that, there can be no doubt. But recently, his behaviour with singing legend Elton John has caused a media furore.  

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The Rise and Rise of Islam

The Rise and Rise of Islam

 

Many Christians are torn in knowing how to respond to the rise and rise of Islam. The apparent Islamisation of our societies driven by fundamentalists and extremists; the terror which is knocking so loudly at our doors and yet, the many moderate Muslims who have nothing to do with what is going on.

On the one hand, we don’t want to be bigoted; on the other we feel a deep sense of unease and foreboding at what appears to be an inexorable march towards a future that looks every bit as unpleasant, as it does unavoidable.

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Disasters: An Opportunity to Experience God’s Power

Disasters: An Opportunity to Experience God’s Power

 

Well, today (1 September 2014) is a very special day. It’s exactly ten years since I recorded the first, weekly 30 minute “Christianityworks” Radio message.  We give God all the glory for His faithfulness over that time, and there are some very important lessons that we’ve learned along the way.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

 

Have you ever felt as though it’s a case of one step forward, two steps back? You’re trying hard, but not only are you going nowhere, you seem to be going backwards. Just brilliant! Well, when you’re in that place, here are 5 things to remember, to get you heading back in the right direction again.

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The Missional Power of Generosity

The Missional Power of Generosity

 

If I were to ask you, “How much does the Bible talk on the subject of generosity,” what would your answer be? Just a little, a moderate amount, or a lot? If you went with either of those first two options, you’d be way off the mark. In fact, there are more verses on generosity, than on faith, hope and love combined.

And there’s a reason for that:

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