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 (23/6)

Weekend Wandering (23/6)

In recent weeks I have had need to once again face the frailties of human life, as bad news struck family friends who are dear to me. Reminded again of how small we are, how fragile life is, and how desperate is our need for hope in God, it drove me once again to rethink the place of prayer in my life. Here are few articles I’ve found helpful to revisit and test against God’s Word. Maybe they’ll be helpful for you as well.

Vaneetha Rendall Risner: How to Pray When Life Falls Apart

An excellent article from a few year ago on The Gospel Coalition

Jared Wilson: Prayer Isn’t Magic

Jared nails an issue we so easily stray into error on.

Allyson Todd: He Hears Our Every Whisper

It’s good to be reminded, that even when the only strength we can muster still only produces a whisper, that we have a God who has drawn near and knows our every need.

Homework For Pastors

Homework For Pastors

Grasping For Glory

Grasping For Glory