Fire and Flood!

Another devastating fire season has come and gone in Australia, leaving in its path thousands of hectares of burnt out landscape, houses turned to ash, 129 deaths, massive loss of livestock and innumerable endemic animals gone. The very faint wisp of smoke on a 45 Celsius degree day is enough to send panicked phone calls to emergency services. Vast tracts of farm land still smoulder. Bush land is eerily blackened. For a few weeks, the Eyre Highway was closed, isolating Western Australia from its usual conveyance of trucks laden with essential supplies. Caravans (RVs), trucks and cars were stranded in Continue Reading

Cringe Factor

When we say that over two decades we’ve produced some 678 gospel videos, the first curious question is where are they all hosted? Our old website unfortunately has hundreds of broken links, because in the years prior to YouTube, our WMV and RM files were often hosted on users’ ISP server space. Many of those accounts have been closed, and very few people watch video content nowadays in Windows Media or Real Player formats. There’s another reason why we’re not actively promoting those early videos, and it’s what we all recognise as the “cringe factor”. The enthusiasm of those early Continue Reading

Online Reach

We’re always pleasantly gladdened to hear the affirming responses from our viewers. The reason being is that the universal and timeless nature of the gospel resonates with those who have received and believed in Jesus Christ. This transformational experience results in a seeing and hearing that transcends our physical human limitations. The gospel is indeed good news. It’s the best news we could ever hear. Indeed, it is LIFE. Whether someone lives on an isolated farm, or in a city apartment block, or whether they’re just around the corner or somewhere far away on another continent speaking another language, the Continue Reading

666

Thanking God for His providence over many decades, slowly heading along the path Christ is leading. As a result, and I trust that this is true for most of us sojourners, the desired outcome is that we all have a testimony – our own unique story of joy and sadness, struggle and gain, even temptation and courage! What’s your story? Do you have one? We’ve been telling the same story by video for some 22 years now. The chief protagonist is Jesus. The scene is corruption, decay, wickedness amidst smoldering promise and hope. It’s a battle between good and evil, Continue Reading

Conversations

This week we uploaded out 655th gospel film. As Secretary of the International Ministerial Congress of the Church of God (Seventh Day) I discuss with Joshua Anderson my experience in this service role. A visual generation requires a visual gospel. To that end we’ve been trying new things in film, even creating a short film from B-roll footage. Last week we filmed in the state forest in Mundaring, WA. The lighting was great, and the surrounds uniquely Australian. Our goal is simply to share the good news of Jesus Christ using film media. If you would like to join our Continue Reading

Why all this effort?

We are currently refurbishing our film studio in Western Australia, adding another cinema camera, as well as working on better lighting. By God’s grace and providence, we’ve just uploaded our 631st gospel video. The cameras we’ve been using in our more recent films has been the Canon EOS 80D, the BMCC 2.5k, and we now have a new BMCC4K on order. This will allow us to film each clip from multiple angles. Over the past 22 years, we’ve used a variety of cameras, including some old VHS cameras, various prosumer cameras including Canon and Sony, as well as a range Continue Reading

Leadership Fails Accelerated

John and James were two of Jesus’ disciples, brothers who were young with idealist aspirations, called to ministry with an awesome promised destiny of glory. Their questions often reflected an anticipation for Jesus to setup His Kingdom then, asking, “Will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”¬†(Acts 1:6 ESV) Rightly, their sense of destiny and promised leadership was given to them by the Lord. But how they understood their leadership journey differed greatly to what the Lord had intended. Conspiring together, one day their mother approached Jesus, asking, “Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, Continue Reading

Spirit Formed

The Book of Acts, written by Luke, a Greek convert to Christ as well as an adept historian and much-loved doctor, may at first seem to be just an interesting journal documenting the work of those first century apostles. It is much more than that. Quite simply, the Book of Acts is a testimony to the work of the Holy Spirit. As such, itís story is ongoing. Written as a letter some 2000 years ago, Acts give us amazing insights into those apostolic times, introduced with the ascension of Jesus to heaven and the beginning of the church era with Continue Reading