Editorial – Spring 2015

By Mark Short – National Director

Monica and I recently visited the Anglican Church at Longreach, where we saw a portrait of Fred Hulton-Sams, better known as the ‘fighting parson’. A Cambridge graduate who ministered in western Queensland prior to World War One, his outreach strategy was to visit shearing sheds and challenge the men to put up their best fighter against him. If he won, they had to hear him preach.

Now BCA supporters, not to mention our insurers, will be glad to know we do not recommend pugilism as a prelude to evangelism. But we are still committed to meeting people on their turf so we can show the love of Christ and speak the truth of Christ.

In this edition of The Real Australian you will read some inspiring stories of BCA Field Staff who are connecting with their communities in varied and creative ways, as well as the lives that God is changing through their ministry.

We live at a time when being identified with the cause of Christ can sometimes feel like stepping into a boxing ring. Thank God that whatever blows we might take for His sake His word remains powerful, His love remains unbreakable and His mission remains unstoppable.

See you on the canvas!