Jonathan Martin on Compassion

How to survive a shipwreck

‘Here Job is, the portrait of a man undone, and all he wants now is the consolation and empathy of his friends. But Job’s friends are precisely the kind of friends we often are if we have not suffered – they are more interested in explaining Job’s plight to him than sitting with him in … Read more

Why “Come, Lord Jesus” Needs to be Cried Today

"Come, Lord Jesus"

Sometimes words echo throughout history. Followers of Jesus have repeatedly cried out “Come, Lord Jesus.” It has been a consistent refrain. But it’s not one I hear often as I survey Australian Christianity today. However this short phrase is one of the most significant things we can ever say. The oppressed know the cry “Come, … Read more

Depression – The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From My Experience

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues.  Approximately 1 out of every 6 people will experience depression at some point in their life.  Often the results are significant and, in the extreme, may lead toward suicide.  It would be good if Christians were immune to experiencing depression but we are not.  I know … Read more