Good news in hard places

The sign of the cross

February 12, 2018 | My name is Yashar Asghari. I am 24 years old. I have had no contact with my family. But Jesus helps me.

Be heard on religious freedom

February 1, 2018 | michael steadA recent report concluded that the protections for freedom of religion in Australian law are very limited.

In the memory of God

July 24, 2016 | Many of us at some time face the dilemma of how best to care for elderly parents.

An eternal moment with Tom

April 13, 2016 | Tom had questions about God. But he had received an answer.

The journey I never expected.

February 5, 2016 | The other day I met a man called Harold.

Christmas in H Block

December 23, 2015 | What to you give a man, who has nothing, for Christmas?

A fence without razors

November 22, 2015 | One of my favourite stories is the man with a legion of demons.

The trouble with Sean

October 23, 2015 | Growing up, the words Sean learned about himself were “idiot”, “fool”, “useless”, “waste of space”.

Harry’s Artful Change

August 9, 2015 | Harry has been in prison for 30 years. He received a life sentence with no possibility of release.

How to welcome ex-cons to church

July 7, 2015 | To welcome a person just out of prison into your church is not as simple as welcoming a fellow sinner into your fellowship.

Powerful words

June 9, 2015 | There is a phrase a chaplain often hears.

Hope against hope

April 27, 2015 | It was an ordinary winter’s day.

A Familiar Easter

April 8, 2015 | I had a great privilege in the week running up to Easter.

The hardest question to answer

January 21, 2015 | One question comes back to me from my time as a prison chaplain....

Asking the wrong question

December 19, 2014 | I ran into Paul in the shopping centre. I hadn’t seen him for over three years.