Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends, I am very conscious that thinking about praying (as we have been doing in these letters for some time) can be awkward. Prayer is hard work. Few of us think we are “good” … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters, We have seen that Covid reminds us of our mortality and our need for repentance and humility. The Australian evangelist, Glen Scrivener had an amazing conversation with the historian Tom Holland. Holland, … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends I would like to let you know what we are planning for Christmas at St Thomas’ North Sydney in these unusual times. Things will be a bit different this year, as we do … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters,  A couple of weeks ago we saw that one of the messages of Covid is a call to repentance and prayer.  This week let’s reflect on another message. Covid reminds us that … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends What a year 2020 has been! All of us (some more than others, no doubt, but all of us) have felt the distress of the threats to life, livelihoods and health. Droughts, fires, … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters, I have a new motto. “Life is surreal, Christ is real”. Many times I hear people sounding confused and concerned about what is going on with Covid and indeed many other issues. Sometimes we … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters, Sometimes I find that secular commentators can be more ‘prophetic’ and clearer in their analysis than many ‘Christian’ ones.  I recently read a book by the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy entitled The … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends Has the resurrection of Jesus made a difference to your prayers? A strange question, but on the night before he died, Jesus said to his followers: … you have sorrow now, but I … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters, I hope you are as excited about getting back to physically meeting together as I am. The church is the ecclesia – that is the assembly. Assembling online is not the same … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends, How gentle and kind is God in his urging us to pray! Peter presents the simple but deeply moving motivation to cast our anxieties on him: “because he cares for you” (1 Peter … Read More

Letter from David Robertson

Brothers and Sisters, Jesus gives us a wonderful idea in John 17:13 when he talks about his followers having ‘the full measure of my joy within them”. Perhaps ‘joy’ is not the primary emotion you … Read More

Letter from John Woodhouse

Dear friends If we do not pray when we are in need, or when we are aware of others in need, then we are failing to honour God as God. Is he or is he … Read More