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The Pastor's Heart - The Wounds of a Friend - Phil Colgan, Craig Schafer & Dominic Steele

On Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 2pm, Phil Colgan from St George North Anglican Church and Craig Schafer from St Mark's Pennant Hills have a live discussion with Dominic Steele to discuss what can be learnt from from David Andrew Robertsons critique that Sydney Evangelical Anglicans have 'gone off the boil on seeking the lost saved'.

Having spent three months in Sydney, in an interview with the Australian Church Record, Scotland’s David Andrew Robertson had some significant things to say about the Sydney Anglican Church:

David said: “This one kind of shocked me a bit. I came here expecting to learn a great deal about evangelism. I have learnt about church structures, praise, organisation and leadership training—all of which is essential. But in my limited experience I’m not convinced that evangelism is a strong point amongst Sydney Anglicans (or indeed some other Christians)… There is a little bit of a sense of living on past glories and seeking to maintain legacies. I have very much enjoyed reading about Australian Christianity, not least in Meredith Lake’s wonderful book on the Bible in Australia and the memories of ‘Chappo’, whose shadow seems to fall everywhere. It seems to me that he was an extraordinary and wonderful man who had a phenomenal evangelistic impact (along with others). But where are the ‘Chappos’ today? I don’t think that people should try to imitate the inimitable. Chappo was a different man in a different era. But we do need people with his passion, theology and personal evangelism skills. Most of all we need churches that have evangelism in their DNA.” (Link to full interview

See also Nathan Walter in the current Australian Church Record, ‘Have we lost our way in Evangelism?’ (Link to full ACR issue

Length: 32mins

The Pastor’s Heart is a new Australian weekly interview program with a senior Australian pastor. Each week at 2pm on Tuesdays (Sydney time) Dominic Steele will speak live with a senior Australian pastor and take questions live via Facebook from other pastors and ministry leaders. You can submit your questions either beforehand or live at Or see more at

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