Archives for January 2014

The Last Days

A large 300 year old Banyan tree - survivor of multiple cyclones and now sporting a treehouse in Tiavi, Samoa. NAture has inbuilt renewal systems that indicate well-designed renewal capability. A large 300 year old Banyan tree – survivor of multiple cyclones and now sporting a treehouse in Tiavi, Samoa. Nature has inbuilt renewal systems that indicate well-designed renewal capability.In this Sermon from Samoa, I tackle the idea that we are in The Last Days, phrased so eloquently on the billboards as, “Repent, for the end is nigh”. I don’t subscribe to the thinking that because of an apparent increase in wars, pestilence, earthquakes and all manner of evil, that Jesus will be returning any time soon. As I read scripture and look around me I am sure that He WILL be returning but not anytime soon . . . we’ve got a LONG way to go yet before the Parouisa. [Read more…]

The Disaster of Democracy

Samoan Parliament building - just after the 2012 Cyclone Evan

Samoan Parliament building – just after the 2012 Cyclone Evan

In the Western, developed world the concept of Democracy is widely recognised as the best form of government ever invented. For more than a century we have been conditioned (deliberately) to view the world through this paradigm and it now carries a cult-like false presumption of necessity. In this Sermon from Samoa I explain why this manipulation of our minds is so dangerous; call Democracy for what it really is (an unmitigated disaster) and hint at the ONLY systems blessed in Scripture . . . and I can assure you, it’s not Democracy! [Read more…]

Surrounded by idiots

The 'Flying' Coconut - not of the Samoan Rugby Union winger kind! Designed and implemented by yours truly. Who would think of doing a mural on the roof of a guest house?

The ‘Flying’ Coconut – not of the Samoan Rugby Union winger kind! Designed and implemented by yours truly. Who would think of doing a mural on the roof of a guest house?

As the New Year dawns, like millions of others around the globe, and for the first time in my life, I’ve made a pledge . . . I’m not going to work with, live with, put up with or deal with any more idiots, ever! [and do I hear you thinking that I might then be ready to leave Samoa?] [Read more…]