Category Archives: Steve’s story

Making disciples for dummies (like me)

I’m having fun these days doing Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) with people who want to know more about Jesus. This week I met with a twenty something professional. We’re working through Matthew’s Gospel. That wasn’t my plan, somehow we started in Genesis and jumped to Matthew. The guy is out of control. We’re meant to […]

My favourite Steve Jobs moment

I bought my first computer twenty one years ago. It as a Mac SE. I carried it all the way back from California to Australia via England in a shoulder bag. It wasn’t portable, just transportable. I’ve been a Mac fan ever since. I can also admin to being a Steve Jobs fan. This is […]

Movimentos que mudam o mundo

Movements just went on sale in Brazil in Portuguese. Worldwide, 240 million people speak Portuguese, so if you know anyone from, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, or East Timor, let them know.

A whale of a time

Finally some good environmental news. More baby whales are expected to migrate down Australia’s east coast than have been seen in 50 years. I hope to do some whale spotting in a few weeks when I head up to Port Stephens for my brother’s 50th.

A monument to lost causes and missed opportunities

When Saffie the Wonderdog and I take our morning walk, we head out along the creek at the bottom of our street that leads to Blackburn Lake. Along the way there’s a gum tree whose fortunes we have been following for the last few years. The tree fell on hard times. Literally. It began with […]

Movements in Brazil

Movements that Change the World is about to be released in Brazil (Portuguese). No details yet. I’m excited. Brazil is one of growing powerhouses of world mission. Still looking for a (Latin American) Spanish publisher.

Enlightenment for lost sons

The man who is without blind faith, who knows the Uncreate, who has severed all links, destroyed all causes (for Karma, good and evil), and thrown out all desires—he truly is the most excellent of men. The Buddha Earlier this year I visited Gaya in north India, the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. There […]

Who let the dog out?

Saffie the Wonderdog and I escaped last week to do some work on my next book. Actually, Saffie hasn’t been much help. She sleeps in until 9am, has her morning nap at 11am and wakes up ready for a walk on the beach at 2pm. It’s a dog’s life. The next book is on Jesus […]

Meeting George

I finally got to meet George Patterson and shake his hand. We were part of a panel discussion on church planting movements. George is one of the early pioneers of rediscovering what it means for God’s people to be a missionary movement. He learnt the hard way, by trial and error, multiplying disciples and churches […]

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Back to Amsterdam

Here we are in Amsterdam on the spot where we met in ’79. It’s the first time we’ve been back in thirty-two years. Amsterdam has changed. There are no more hippies. The prostitution and drug dealing has toned down, and is mostly out of sight. We lived in the Ark— two houseboats moored behind the […]