This is the personal blog of Albert, a Christian husband and dad. I have been serving in independent Churches in Pastoral / Teaching roles (both paid and volunteer) for over 20 years (including time in East Africa teaching the Bible, starting medical clinics, children’s nursery schools and training local pastors and Church planters).
This blog, has varied in emphasis since starting. It is a personal blog, so it has everything from trivial fun to detailed bible teaching. It has also been used as a way to supplement local Church teaching. Some of the recurrent ideas at the moment include:
- understanding the gospel and how it applies to all of life (rather than being yet another religious belief without practical implications)
- care and protection of at-risk children through education, advocacy, sponsorship, domestic and international adoption
- raising awareness of, supporting & promoting social justice locally and globally
- local Church leadership, pastoral issues and culture
There have been many Christians in history that have explained or clarified key teachings of the Bible. They usually did this in times of crisis or to respond to controversy or error. Each generation should be able to articulate the gospel and explain the bible to their peers. Today, we stand on the shoulders of those who have fought the battles for truth before us. So it’s a wise and humble thing to learn from them. As a starting point, I fully affirm the NSW & ACT Baptist Churches Statement of Faith. In addition, the 1689 London Baptist Confession provides an a detailed explanation of expression of historic Bible teachings with which I generally agree.
If you wish to contact me regarding family camps, church seminars, youth meetings etc to speak on any of these topics email me to discuss your plans further.
I also have a blog that I’m going to be writing particularly about the place of Baptist Churches in Australia. It’s called Under the Water.
In addition I have recently started contributing to the Thinking Of God group blog project. My pages is called evangelicAL.
Thanks for visiting!