Archive for 2011

John Smith Live in the bar at Zac’s Place

This recording was made back in 2002 in the public bar of a city centre pub in Swansea, South Wales, UK at a gathering hosted by Zac’s Place.

It was a very diverse audience of around 150 people – bikers, musicians, artists, believers, seekers and cynics among them… for a few moments the pool table, pinball machine and the bar fell silent…

You can also find an interview with John on the same night here:

Or visit the Zac’s Place website here:

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Reflections from the road for weary pilgrims

Some of the best and worst of life happens on the road. Here in a ‘grab it while it’s there opportunity,’ like so much of life on the road, God’s Squad’s John Smith reflects on life and faith. Based on Jesus’ words to his mates recorded in Mark’s Gospel Chapter 6, the challenge remains to be radically different and not just offer a ‘tick box’ faith.… Read the rest

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Anti-Association Laws

God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club founder Dr Rev John ‘Bullfrog’ ‘Blues Preacher’ Smith addressed the National Press Club on Wednesday 5 August, 2009. Dr Rev Smith discussed why the proposed and enacted anti-association laws, commonly called ‘anti-bikie’ laws, wouldn’t work.

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Living Luxuriously Ever After

‘If you’re not concerned – nobody else will be,’ states an article in New Woman entitled ‘Money Matters’. It says, ‘Whether or not there is a rich man (or woman) waiting in the wings, you should always have your own money, bank account and future.’  It reshapes the fairy-story line saying, ‘Then the beautiful young girl married a handsome tycoon and they lived luxuriously ever after.’

We live in an age where the necessities of love and social responsibility are a poor second to the insatiable desire for luxury and excess. … Read the rest

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Good Living

The Sydney Morning Herald featured an article by Simon Kent in ‘Good Living’ (May 31, 1988) on the subject of posh hotels.  The key quote was, ‘money doesn’t make you happy, it makes you ecstatic, especially when you can check into the best hotels and be treated like royalty.’

There are celebration moments when a night on the town or a hotel weekend may be appropriate, but in general the article misses the very meaning of life itself. … Read the rest

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