Steven Tran

Steven Tran
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Steven grew up in a nominal Buddhist home, was introduced to Jesus in early university and after lengthy debate and reading came to realise that Jesus made more sense of life, meaning, morality and our ultimate destiny. Graduating from Queensland Theological College in 2011, Steven is a Pastor at his home church, SLE Church, in Brisbane, Queensland.Steven is also husband to Steph, father to Jayden, Janessa, and Eliza, and part time blogger. He also loves a good New Zealand Pinot Noir, Australian craft beer, and coffee. Though preferably not mixed together.

The First Five Years

The end of 2016 has signalled for me another year of ministry done and dusted. I’ve now been at this particular work for five...

Is Pokemon Go demonic?

Confession: it’s been just over a month now since I installed and starting playing the Pokémon Go smartphone app/game. It’s been an interesting time—with...

The Precious Blood

From the Valley of Vision – a wonderful collection of Puritan prayers edited by Arthur Bennett. I’ve transcribed it into slightly more modern English as...

What To Do With The Non-Christians in Bible Study

Every so often at our church we have a small but sizeable number of non-Christians in a fellowship group. At this point the question...

Mark Driscoll Is… Back Soon

It's been confirmed by the Driscoll's themselves that they will be starting a new church plant within the next few months in Phoenix, Arizona....

Now Beyond the Gates of Splendor – Elisabeth Elliot [1926-2015]

Elisabeth Elliot passed away yesterday morning in her sleep. According to reports she had long been “suffering” from dementia and recently had a series...

Guidance and the ‘Peace of God’

Christianese nounshort-hand phrases and platitudes that Christians often use, mostly spiritual sounding, sometimes with biblical grounding, but are often lacking in contextually driven understanding. A common...

Easter: Why I am not a Buddhist

I grew up in a fairly nominal Buddhist home. My parents had a little altar to Buddha and some deceased relatives. My father wasn’t...

Two Myths About Encouraging Each Other

There are two well used myths when it comes to encouraging each other in the faith. I’m sure you’ve used them many times because...

Everything is Thrown Out in the End

Boxing Day in Australia is the day following Christmas Day. The exact origins of Boxing Day are unknown, though my favourite version refers to...

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Christian Courage this Easter

This is going to be an interesting Easter season. In a previous era, under sociological conditions of “Christendom”, Christianity was sufficiently woven into the...