Jesus is the Beginning and the End. All things were made through him and for him. He is the Centerpiece of civilization, the Hero of history, the Savior of sinners and the King of kings.
C.S. Lewis said “reality is something you couldn’t have guessed.” You could not have guessed that God was going save you before you were aware of your need for saving. You could not have guessed that he would exchange your sin for his righteousness, his wounds for your healing, his death for your life. You don’t deserve this and neither do I. But he did it anyway.
Why do I write? To tell people that the gospel is 100% good news and that life without Jesus is like a frame without a picture. He is the Masterpiece worth writing about.
For 10 years I led a multicultural church in Hong Kong called Island City Church. Growing up I never planned to be a pastor. In fact, I could think of no job I wanted less. But God ambushed me and my wife in 1999 and so began the adventure of our lives.
Recently we handed over the church and I stopped preaching from the pulpit. But the urge to tell people the good news of God’s grace is still strong, hence this blog. I’ve written briefly about my own grace journey here.
What else? Up until the middle of 2011 I was a professor at Hong Kong’s largest university. I taught research methods to bright PhD students. I’m a born and bred Cantabrian although I grew up in the great state of Western Australia. I’ve lived briefly in California and I now live in Auckland. If you’re interested, you can keep up with my news on Facebook – just send me a friend request – or see what I’m reading on Goodreads.
Camilla is my first, best and last wife. We were married in 1999 and each year has been better than the last. We have four amazing kids.
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