Modern Day Saints: 4 (St Dave Everitt of Cambodia)

Modern Day Saints: 4 (St Dave Everitt of Cambodia)

I was standing in the back of the church waiting to pray for people. As one of the elders (A rather silly designation for my 22 year old self) we would pray for anyone who had needs during the musical worship time. A man I had never seen before just happened to come...
Modern Day Saints: 3 (Shirley Osbourne of Melbourne)

Modern Day Saints: 3 (Shirley Osbourne of Melbourne)

Shirley Osbourne is one of my heroes. We met her in Melbourne while she was speaking at a FORGE intensive training session, on spirituality. We immediately realized we would be friends. She is everything I like about a missionary, loving, down to earth, grass roots,...

Modern Day Saints: 2 (Ray Barbee)

Watch this guy skate!!! He revolutionized skating. Before Ray, there were lots of guys that did amazing tricks. Gnarly guys like Duane Peters and Tony Alva that rode like they were fighting with the pool or ramp. Smooth gymnast like guys who do amazing acrobatic...

Modern Day Saints: 1 (My wife Raquel)

Since I seemed to have gotten a million more hits for being a jerk than I ever did being less of a jerk, I thought I might try even harder to be more positive. I am starting a series where I will write a brief description of people who I admire greatly. And there is...

Why I don’t go to church much: Part 4

When I read the gospels and the accounts of Jesus’ life here in Earth, I find myself questioning our current model of church. This is taking things waaaay back, so bear with me. Think about it. Where in the gospels or the New Testament do you see church, as in our modern understanding of church? probably the closest thing I can think of in early in Acts, when you see the people communing together. But even that does not comes close to the way we do church nowadays. Pooling our money and resources? Nope. All being of like-mind under the Spirit? Nope. Today’s Christian church is a series of programmes and initiatives, with a Sunday morning tacked on that back for good measure.