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 (21/7)

Weekend Wandering (21/7)

I realise the irony. I truly do. If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you followed a link here (or maybe you’ve subscribed, “thank you”), and I’m about to suggest you look up some links that will hopefully convict you about your use of social media. So ‘yes’, I see the irony. But it’s worth drawing your attention to. I’m in the middle of a considered season of auditing my social media usage. So far, it doesn’t look too good. Part of me wants to cut all ties, another part thinks it can redeem this lumbering giant. Here are a few resources I’ve found convicting and thought-provoking. One is a short video, another is a book promo that was well worth a read.

The Gospel Coalition: Quitting Social Media?

Book Review & Promo: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Grieving In The Wrong Direction

Grieving In The Wrong Direction

6 Effects of God's Power

6 Effects of God's Power