Author: Glenn Townend

Reaping what you sow

If you plant pumpkin seeds you will reap pumpkin vines. The universal law is that you reap what you sow. This does not just apply to farming. 

Spirit of discernment

Discernment of God’s will is possible but it comes through prayer, constant practice in the real world, doing good to others and exposing our thinking to others. 

You are part of a team

You and I have a special role to fill so the church can prosper. As the body needs hands, ears, feet and eyes, the body needs pastors, teachers, support people and prayer warriors.

Frederick Reekie

Frederick Reekie was the first Seventh-day Adventist in WA and had a significant impact.

Society impact

As Adventists of this generation what are the societal issues that you and your contemporaries care about?

A child’s purpose

Research by Christian Smith, Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation, shows that Christian and non-Christian parents want

A bigger perspective

I was very hesitant to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Having never had a flu vaccine and rarely taking pain killers or antibiotics it was against my usual habits.

Freedom and life

Freedom is an important Biblical value. But are we using the freedoms we have to enhance life now?

Like a lyrebird

The lyrebird is a master mimicker. Some call mimicking deceptive. I prefer to see it as part of nature’s camouflage —like a chameleon—fitting in with its environment.

Precious freedom

SPD president Pastor Glenn Townend reflects on the many Adventists being persecuted around the world, and how we take freedom for granted.

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