About Me

I oversee the Churches of Christ congregations in the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania. I have been the senior minister of South Eastern Christian Centre which has two campuses in the outer south-east of Melbourne and has extensive work in Cambodia and the Philippines as well as in the local community. Married to Anna and with four awesome children, I love playing and recording piano and keyboards, as well as photography, reading and watching documentaries and sport. I have been the head of a secondary school after a 17 year teaching career (Chemistry, Science, Mathematics, English, History), coordinated diploma-level training for the CRC Churches International movement from 2010 to 2014, and was head of the Casey Pastors’ Network from 2012 to 2018. I hold an M.A. from Tabor College in Adelaide and a Ph.D. with the University of Divinity in Melbourne.

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7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Go Rob! I like the pictures – seriously graphics help! and the way you think things throguh from a balanced point of views, Brian

  2. Hi Rob,

    Tim Inglis from Harvest here. I love the site mate. Read the article on cynicism -boy did that bring back some memories!- and thought it was a great look at a serious subject. We don’t often think of the good that these people do and the effect that falls like those experienced by “the 2 Jimmy’s” have on the charities that they provide for. That doesn’t excuse the wrong they do of course, but I remember a Pastor friend of mine talking to a guy in prison one day saying, “the only difference between you and me is that I didn’t get caught.” I know that I have done things wrong, the only difference is that I haven’t been disgraced publicly. It’s a tough position isn’t it though, finding the balance between discernment and grace. We can’t sweep things under the carpet, but we need to show mercy as well.

    Also, your RSS feed isn’t working and at least one of your images (the one at the top of this page) aren’t showing up.

    Other than that, it’s great. I look forward to reading more.

    God bless,

    Tim.

    • Hi, thanks for the feedback Tim. Grace is an interesting term and maybe worthy of a whole post in its own right. I think that people often want it to be shown even when there is no humility or repentance which probably misunderstands its application. However, there have been many people who have been needlessly shamed for their wrong and this misses the need for a restorative approach. I am surprised re the RSS problem as I hadn’t heard this from others and will need to check it out, thanks.

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