The Church I See

(Adapted from Brian Houston - 1993) In 1993 Brian Houston wrote down a vision of the Church that inspired, and is still inspiring, the story of Hillsong Church. When I look at what God has done in and through Hillsong, and how much of what Brian saw back then has come to pass, it builds …

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Why is the Pope So Popular?

As part of our church's latest sermon series "What Would the Church Say to..." I had the oppourtunity to speak about Pope Francis and the incredible impact he is having on the world. I also had the privilege of interviewing Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, to hear his thoughts on the new pope. …

Change Something.

So many people I speak to are desperate for change. ...in their church. ...in their business ...in their marriage. ...in their health. ...etc etc. Yet, when you dig a little deeper, what they really want is to have the benefits of change without paying the cost of change. We want to keep eating donuts, but get skinnier. We want …

Rolling with the Punches

Working at a church I deal with a lot of different people. Happy people. Sad people. Angry people. Grateful people. Confused people. Loving people. Not-so-loving people. Selfish people. Unselfish people. Complicated people. Uncomplicated people. And everyone in between. But one thing remains constant. Every single one of those people have taken a few punches along …

When Churches Hurt

This is a guest blog post by one of my favourite bloggers, Maurilio Amorim. Maurilio is the CEO of The A Group, a media, technology and branding firm in the states. You can check out his blog at www.maurilioamorim.com. “I’m in a different stage of my life right now,” said the young man across the counter as I asked him …