This is from Youtube user duffinbenjamin. I don’t know much about him. Actually the only thing I know about him is his name, and that he has something to do with Evangelical Union.
Anyway, this is a pretty cool 5 minute summary of church history. The high pitched voice is a little annoying, but I realise why it’s like that. Maybe he could have just done it in 6 minutes? I’m also impressed that this was done by an Aussie. There’s so many of these sort of videos done by Americans, but I think Aussies need to step it up a notch! Good work Ben!
Well Launch camp was a while ago now (27th June-1st July), and I just realised I didn’t post the video. Launch is amazing. This year was the first time I have been, and it lived up to everything people had been telling me about it.
It was so encouraging to see teenagers living for Jesus, and taking leadership and service seriously. I spent the week with an awesome groups of year 10-12’s from around SE QLD, learning from the Bible and working with them as they think about their role in leadership in their churches.
Our speaker, Luke Thomson, spoke on Psalms, and we had some great training on things like: Biblical theology, how to write a testimony, and how to read and study the Bible. If you have guys or girls in year 10-12 who are interested in leadership, or who you think have leadership potential, then make sure you send them to Launch in 2012. Check out Launch 2011 here, and check back next year for info and registration.
Holidays are great. Being a Bible college student, I get 4 weeks off from regular work. This is great in many ways, and it’s fantastic to have a break from the busyness of college. But I need to make sure I don’t take 4 weeks off from my relationship with Jesus too. It’s so easy to stop spending time reading the Bible, talking to God, and living in a way that points others to Jesus.
One of the challenges of having college (or school) holidays, is that it’s so easy to take a holiday from other important things, like our relationship with Jesus. This is a great article about how we can make sure we don’t take a break from being a follower of Jesus while we’re on holidays.
This week Deanne and I are taking a few days away at Palm Beach. It’s been fantastic to get away from everything and relax. We’ve had some amazing coffee at the Barefoot Barista, we went for a pretty decent breakfast this morning at Genki Cafe, and then this afternoon we went for Turkish Pizza at my favourite Turkish place on the Gold Coast, Adana’s Palace.
A great video from Joshua Harris on the inseparable relationship between doctrine, and loving Jesus. Josh’s challenge is that we need to know the truth about what God has done for us in Jesus, so that we can truly love him and have a relationship with him.
“It’s impossible to love someone we don’t know. It’s impossible to have a heart passion for someone that we don’t really understand.”
“Knowing truth from God’s Word and loving Jesus - they weren’t meant to be separated.”