James Standish

James Standish

Recent Articles

  • Love life advice

    Love life advice

    How can modern marriages survive and thrive? James Standish shares his five steps to a successful love life.
  • In the path of an inferno

    In the path of an inferno

    Dorothea Mackellar describes her “sunburnt country” as a land of beauty and a land of terror. And there's nothing in this land that terrifies more than the destructive power of fast-moving bushfires on a blistering hot summer's day.
  • Robespierre’s shadow

    Robespierre’s shadow

    Good intentions are only really "good" when they take into consideration basic human rights and freedoms.
  • Hand-grenades and hallelujahs

    Hand-grenades and hallelujahs

    Imagine being greeted at your local church by a group of high-ranking government officials. Well, that's exactly what happens at Korobosea Seventh-day Adventist Church in Papua New Guinea.
  • New


    James Standish's oldest daughter, Shea, was born several months premature. He recalls the feelings of joy, pain, hope and fear which flooded his world in those first moments of her life.
  • The 7% club

    The 7% club

    Remember two numbers: 5000 and 350. 5000 is the number of applicants Pacific Adventist University estimates it will receive for the 2015 school year. 350 is the number of spots the university has.
  • My sister?

    My sister?

    Nellie Hamura-Oa is the Adventist chaplain at the University of Papua New Guinea. But there is something a lot more interesting about her.
  • Adventist protests in PNG

    Adventist protests in PNG

    Thousands of people from a number of Christian denominations marched in the Papua New Guinea capital on Friday simply to say "thank you".
  • Build


    Knocking something down is the easy part. It's in the building up that the magic really happens.
  • The big picture

    The big picture

    There was something different at this year's South Pacific Division executive committee's year-end meetings.