Looking Back to Look Forward

By Ben Swift – Author of Beyond the Fish Sticker History can be regarded by some as insignificant and irrelevant; foreign to their high-definition, technologically driven, fast-paced lifestyles. But looking back is often our only hope of avoiding the pitfalls experienced in the past. Perhaps you’ve noticed that events from history are often reshaped into [...]

The Real Thing

By Ben Swift ‘Genuine Christianity is a way of seeing and comprehending all reality’ (Charles Colson). In the year 1969, Australian singer songwriter Russell Morris could be heard bombarding Australian radio with his call to ‘come and see the real thing’. In a time of psychedelic drugs, alcoholic binges and a Western cultural revolution, I [...]

In the Rearview Mirror – A reflection on the making of Beyond the Fish Sticker

It’s certainly tempting in life to look back in regret at the many opportunities lost and to wish for a second chance to better align our lives with what we think is best for us. After all, has anyone with a faith in God not wrestled with the confusion that sometimes lines the paths God [...]

No Beginning, No End

By Ben Swift ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth’ (Genesis 1:1). For over a decade I have had the privilege of teaching Christian Studies to primary aged students. This journey has taught me that when it comes to grappling with the concept of God, the minds of children can and will [...]