My name is Chris Thomas. I’m a fortunate husband, a father of three and Dad to five. I’m an advocate of foster care as an expression of the gospel. I’m a pastor at Raymond Terrace Community Church, a regional church based in the Hunter Valley, Australia. I mostly write about the gospel and how it informs both work and rest.

Weekend Wandering (27/1)

Weekend Wandering (27/1)

Here’s a review of some notable content I’ve been impacted by over the last week:

Mez McConnell at Cross Conference

Given 15 minutes to inspire young people into mission, Mez does what Mez does best, and completely dismantles expectations then builds a picture of the gospel at work in ways we don’t often expect. If you don’t know Mez, or the work of Church In Hard Places, follow the link and find out more.

Sam Allberry: 3 Precious Words for This Troubled Soul

Sam’s writing has in increasingly pastoral sensitivity to it that springs from deep waters. Read anything this man writes, measure it against the Scriptures, I don’t believe you’ll find it wanting.

Ploughman Flashback: Satisfied

“Let my sighs give way to songs that sing about your faithfulness
Let my pain reveal your glory as my only real rest
Let my losses show me all I truly have is you.” — The Sing Team

Overcoming The Wicked Stepsisters—'Consumerism' and 'Entitlement'

Overcoming The Wicked Stepsisters—'Consumerism' and 'Entitlement'

How Much Can I Forgive?

How Much Can I Forgive?