Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas serves as the Teaching Pastor of Raymond Terrace Community Church in the Hunter Valley of NSW, Australia. Chris's desire is to see the church captivated by the glory of God and equipped for all that God has planned to accomplish through her. Chris met his wife while on short term mission, and is now the proud father to three boys and two girls. Having been raised in far North Queensland, it is not uncommon to see Chris sitting bare-foot around a camp fire with a hot cup of coffee in his hand. You can follow him on Twitter at @cbthomas76 and read more of his work at his blog, The Ploughman’s Rest.

Feb 26

When They Call In The Night by Chris Thomas

The first thing to know is that your father isn’t like us.

Jan 21

When All That Remains Is Ash: Lessons of God in the Australian Fires by Chris Thomas

Even as I write this, the fires still burn. But one day soon, through the blackened earth, green shoots will spring up again.

Aug 20

A Fathers Love in a Pixar World by Chris Thomas

Two decades of pastoral ministry has taught me that a prevailing theme of Christian life is the faulty thinking that we relate to God as though he is a disappointed father.?

Aug 20

A Father’s Love in a Pixar World by Chris Thomas

Two decades of pastoral ministry has taught me that a prevailing theme of Christian life is the faulty thinking that we relate to God as though he is a disappointed father.​

May 22

Counsel For A Younger Me by Chris Thomas

My younger self wanted a voice, wanted a platform but was unwilling to invest in the character required by the gospel. 

Apr 26

Listening As An Essential Word Ministry by Chris Thomas

One of the most significant personal needs a person has is the need to be heard.

Apr 26

‘Listening’ As An Essential Word Ministry by Chris Thomas

One of the most significant personal needs a person has is the need to be heard.

Apr 8

You’re Dead, Start Acting Like It by Chris Thomas

“To live is Christ and to die is gain” is more than a hashtag for your Instagram account; it’s theology clothed with flesh.

Jan 10

Cling to Christ by Chris Thomas

It is life and death. The wind is howling, the waves are building, and life is coming at me with all its fury. What have I to cling to? Hold fast to the gospel. Cling to Christ.

Nov 5

You’re Dead, Start Acting Like It! by Chris Thomas

Your failure does not define you, nor do the echoes of your sin. Jesus speaks a better story, and the grave does not have the final word.