A few weeks ago we were planning a Third Space website – it was to be the usual – a website about Third Space, explaining the concept, what we are about and what we are up to. Then I went for a walk along Manly beach. Annabel and I stopped for a meal in a lovely cafe/bar which was somewhat crowded. Indeed it was so crowded that we asked a couple if we could share their table. Being typical friendly Aussies they said ‘of course’ and being typical friendly Aussies – they chatted to us. It was a fascinating conversation as Rob explained, amongst other things, what it was like to work in a builders yard in 40 degree heat and I explained what exactly my job was! As we parted I really wanted to give Rob something, to point him to a church where he could explore more, to introduce him and his wife to Christ. But I had nothing. And it really bothered me. REALLY bothered me.
When I returned to work on Monday the thought crossed my mind – why would we do a website about ourselves, or for Christians? There is plenty material for Christians. In fact it seems to me that there is more material for Christians about communicating the Gospel, than there is for non-Christians communicating the Gospel. I have a fear that even some of those that do seek to communicate the Gospel are doing so in a way that seems more aimed at showing Christians that we are communicating the Gospel, than actually thinking about non- Christians. So we changed the remit for those designing our website. Can you design something which non-Christians can use – which will look at a wide variety of things from a Christian perspective and be a place where they can explore a new world of ideas? After several weeks this is what we have come up with….(thanks especially to Janelle and Ken for all their hard work).
The idea is that people come into the house and enter the room they are interested in…
There will be articles, videos and talks on a wide variety of subjects. Why? Because we want to show that the Gospel impacts every area of life. And we want people to see that Christ is interested in every area of their lives. And he is the answer, foundation and ultimate desire for all our lives.
Feel free to explore and also to give us feedback – ideas, constructive criticisms etc. All welcome. This is a developing resource and the more people involved the better! There is also a Facebook page which you can join and use.
If you are a Christian please pray for, use and help us in any way you can. If you are not a Christian we are looking for your feedback too. And above all we would love you to use this…let us know what you are interested in – and we will see what we can do!
Letter from Australia 9 – Third Space – the Beginning
Evangelism in Todays Church – Interview with Eternity Magazine
Third Space – An Interview with The Gospel Coalition Australia