Good news in hard places
July 7, 2015 | David PettettTo welcome a person just out of prison into your church is not as simple as welcoming a fellow sinner into your fellowship.
June 9, 2015 | David PettettThere is a phrase a chaplain often hears.
April 27, 2015 | David PettettIt was an ordinary winter’s day.
April 8, 2015 | David PettettI had a great privilege in the week running up to Easter.
January 21, 2015 | David Pettett One question comes back to me from my time as a prison chaplain....
December 19, 2014 | David PettettI ran into Paul in the shopping centre. I hadn’t seen him for over three years.
November 20, 2014 | David PettettI have met some of the worst criminals our justice system has ever dealt with.
June 30, 2014 | David PettettThe Chaplain was called to ICU. The doctor was waiting for him.
May 26, 2014 | David PettettEarly in my time, ministering as paediatric chaplain I was called to attend to the withdrawal of life support to a baby a few weeks old.
May 15, 2014 | David PettettAs a hospital chaplain called to the bedside of a dying patient, I was asked most often about forgiveness.
April 1, 2014 | David PettettMany times when, as a hospital chaplain, I have been invited to the bedside of a complete stranger, I have been amazed at how God has touched their life.
February 19, 2014 | David PettettPastoral care of suffering people and their family is always a difficult privilege.
January 24, 2014 | David PettettThe young minister hadn’t thought much about hospital Chaplaincy. It wasn’t real ministry after all.
December 13, 2013 | David PettettI’ve told a number of stories through this blog about men who have been changed mightily by the gospel.
November 21, 2013 | David PettettRecently one of the volunteers was a bit sceptical about what they were being taught. “I’m 62 years old. I don’t need to be taught to listen"...