This blog is an attempt to reflect critically upon my faith and life and to share what I am learning with anyone who might be interested. Although the idea for blog floated around my mind for some years, it was the 2011 diagnosis that I have Parkinsons disease that has spurred me on. At some stage in the next decade or so I will likely have to give up my job and I am hoping this blog will be one of the tools that will keep me in touch with the world, thinking about life and faith, keep my hand in the teaching ministry that I love and God seems to have used, and serve a vehicle for engaging thoughtfully with fellow travelers.
I live in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, with my wife Sandy and our three children and work as a consultant, educator and writer, with a particular focus upon social justice and ethics from a Christian faith-based perspective. I have had a lifelong passion to follow Jesus and attempt to do so in a thoughtful way. I am committed to engaging my world, culture, church, relationships, values, lifestyle and beliefs as a follower of Jesus. I am continually learning what this means and find the journey both thrilling and challenging.
I worked for Baptist World Aid Australia for 10 years. Prior to this I served as Pastor of Edgeworth Baptist Church, which meant being involved in planting and growing the church for eleven years, and before that served as youth pastor at Caringbah Baptist Church, which also happened to be the church I grew up in.
I gained my undergraduate degree in theology from Moore Theological College, Sydney; my Masters in Theology through Morling Theological College, Sydney; and a Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development from Newcastle University, Newcastle Australia.
I enjoy reading, thinking critically about life and faith, boating (both powerboats and sail) and hanging out with my family and friends.
Hi Graeme, A John Farr was pastor at Blakehurst Baps for many years.I can’t recall a John Farr from Caringbah Baps
Dear Servant of God,
Receive our Christian greetings in Jesus Holy name!
We are happy to know you and the work you are doing through your Lord’s website. .We request you to partner with us here in Kenya for spreading the true gospel of Jesus Christ to the weak, poor in faith as well as to reach the unreachable souls who’re many to come nearer to their only Saving Lord Jesus Christ.
Again we invite you to come to Kenya the way the Lord will allow & direct you to do..Also we’re committed in reaching the orphans, abandoned children and widows with the word of God!!!
We also pray to have your ministry’s printable teaching materials for our young independent Christian fellowship for our spiritual & physical growth.
We real need to know more about God and His will.
God has got something good in His own store for you there to share with us here in Christ service.
We pray to hear from you..
Thank you for now.
Yours In Christ,