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 (10/2)

Weekend Wandering (10/2)

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

FIEC: Making It Personal

If you’re interested in preaching, or in particular, growing as a preacher, here is an important piece by Ray Evans on the difference between lecturing and preaching, and why that matters.

Desiring God: How Soon Will Jesus Return?

A measured response to a timeless question by Jon Bloom

Ploughman Flashback: A Tree Between Two Mountains

We must not fall into the trap of only seeing God on the mountain tops of life; falsely believing that if we soak enough of Him in in those moments it will sustain us until the next peak. God is in the valley also. God is in the dry and barren places. God meets us in the shadow of the Broom tree. And in all those places, God sustains us with what is needed for the journey ahead.

Counsel For A Younger Me

Counsel For A Younger Me

Your Celebration Is Short-lived

Your Celebration Is Short-lived