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 (28/4)

Weekend Wandering (28/4)

A few links worth pursuing this weekend:

Carey Nieuwhof: Young Leaders, Who Will Replace Eugene Peterson and Other Giants We’ve Lost?

A superb exhortation for the development of leaders who are ready to be voices for their generation.

Kath Thomas: When Trials Become Joy

Writing at For The Church, Kath grapples with the tensions and apparent paradoxes of Scripture in the pursuit of finding joy in the midst of trials.

Jessica Hooten Wilson: Scandalized Reading

“The sorry religious novel comes about when the writer supposes that because of his belief, he is somehow dispensed from the obligation to penetrate concrete reality. He will think that the eyes of the Church or of the Bible or of his particular theology have already done the seeing for him, and that his business is to rearrange this essential vision into satisfying patterns, getting himself as little dirty in the process as possible.”

A Rehearsal of Hope

A Rehearsal of Hope

Waiting, Again

Waiting, Again