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I Need A Hero

This afternoon I spoke at the lunch time group at Thomas Hassall Anglican College. I spoke on Romans 5:8. Earlier this week I had the chance to hang out with the new year 7’s on their camp. Fun was had by all (well, I can’t speak for everyone, but I had fun).

I’ve finally taken a step towards becoming a big boy blogger. I now own the domain name The old address for Pop Culture Christ will still work, but you might want to update your bookmarks.

Sermon Preview: Jesus on Christmas

What did Jesus think the point of Christmas was? Was it a birthday celebration or something more? That’s what I’ll be tackling in my sermon tomorrow.


If you live in Australia, you may have seen some funny looking Telstra ads lately. There’s a series of billboard posters of Olympic athletes, except where their head should be, there’s a funny looking box design. What’s this? What’s going on? Are you QRious?

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Does anyone out there use Twitter? I’ve heard about it for a while, but not used it… until today. I can be found here. Anyone have any thoughts about Twitter? How about using it for evangelism? Should Christians use Twitter? What are the pros and cons?

Christian Retail

Bible Society Book ShopFor a number of years, I’ve worked in Christian retail. It’s been my job to connect people with the right Bible or the right book or the right gift in exchange for money. When I first started in the shop (Bible Society NSW Bookshop) all we sold were Bibles. If someone asked me if we carried a book, I would ask them if it was a Bible. If they said no, I could quickly tell them we didn’t stock it because we only stocked Bibles. No need for complicated computer searches back then!

A few years ago, the shop branched into Christian literature and music. Suddenly it was a whole new world. I actually had to know things like titles! And authors! I never had that problem before. New stock meant new problems. What books do you stock? Do you stock everything and hope for the best? Do you only stock books you agree with? Do you stock books that are good, even if they don’t sell?

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