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About this blog and a bit about Mark Brown

God has challenged me to journey even deeper into His Word and most days I will post my reflection on this blog and on the Facebook page.

And you are welcome to join me on the journey!!

God bless, Mark Brown

If you would like to join on Facebook: click here

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If you would like to receive my reflections as emails: click here .


‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.’ Psalm 119:105

Bit about me

I am an Aussie living in Australia. Up until March, 2010 I was CEO of Bible Society New Zealand.  Soon after finishing as CEO I started my own company, Global Scope Media, which provides support and advice for organisations wanting to effectively engage with the internet. (If you would like some help email me at markbrown[at] ) In 2007 I founded a church in the virtual world of Second Life (see: Anglican Cathedral of Second Life ) which though I am no longer actively involved, continues to offer services each week.

In June I started Global Scope Ministries which exists to encourage people into a deeper relationship with Jesus, through being changed by the Word of God, committed to prayer, sacrificial service and the honest confession of sin.

It achieves this through a range of Facebook pages and websites and involves an awesome team of 18 volunteers who work hard to keep the pages going.

Present Ministry includes:

On Facebook

Praying People

Jesus Christ

Oversight of The Bible page

Sisters in Christ (Woman’s Fellowship)

Journey Deeper into God’s Word

Journey Through The Bible

God will Act!!!

The Holy Bible

On the internet

Journey Deeper into God’s Word.


I am also (sometimes, not often enough) completing a doctorate in business looking at developing a new organisational theory for the emerging digital age. I am an Anglican Priest and assist with a church where I live.

I absolutely love my Bible, want to pray way more often and am addicted to working out (weights, running, swimming).  My ideal day involves hanging out with my family and brief moments of stillness by myself in the aussie bush.

  1. hey mark trying to get e-mails

    • Hello! I enjoyed reading your blog about the Psalms and praising God.
      I do simple calligraphy and enjoy the Psalm thoroughly knowing that King David did not always have it easy, but he always trusted God no matter what.
      I’d like to offer you a calligraphy art print of your choice from my store on My store is VintageVerses and you should be able to link to it directly from this link
      Pick out one of the verses that you would like and e-mail me the name of the one you want and I’ll mail it to you.
      Thank you for making a difference.

    • Jody Newton permalink

      Thank you for the message on anger. I feel myself sometimes holding on to anger and your lesson on meekness really hit home1 I look forward to reading and growing closer to the Lord!

  2. Patrick Vossen permalink

    Excellent Mark! Enjoyed and it was falling right in line with some things upon
    my heart today. Thank you my brother.


  3. Bax Kegans permalink

    Thank you for your witness Bro. Mark! I also came to know my Savior personally @ 14 and it amazes me everyday how His Word is alive. How can anyone say that it is not .

    Run the Race!


  4. hunny permalink

    atlast you did amen, happy

  5. Miranda Fann permalink

    Thank you Rev. Brown and thank You Lord. That was just what I needed today.

  6. ken johnson permalink

    please pray for my boss he a head trama injury and is in icu in saint joseheph hospital in az

  7. Thank you Mr. Brown, I am in Iraq and it is a great contilation to here the Lord working through you. May the peace and grace of Our Lord Christ Jesus keep you safe in his will. Keep up the good fight.

  8. hi rev brown – awesome to see other “kiwis” out there and doing what we are called to do – be pioneers, be radical, be missionaries – to reach the world and the lost and to stir up the believers! i’m in auckland (though have family all over including wellington and blenheim) and been following the bible on facebook part so cool to find out you blog and all too! keep up the aweosme work! blessings, claire

  9. Tony Beaman-Gerald permalink

    Rev. Mark Brown,
    I am a babe in Christ. I am everyday seeking His face. Wanting and seeking the knowledge of the Word, and strengthening my faith. I always look for your readings on facebook to Minister to my spirit. I thank God for you and your ministry. God bless you

  10. This is particularly encouraging me today…I had not connected “poor in spirit” to struggling with faith before. I am wondering if it also means that we struggle with wanting to please Him and failing…wanting to serve Him but perhaps not doing enough or with right motives. It seems more and more these days we struggle with keeping the cares and fears of this world from creeping in to our hearts and minds…my struggle today is accepting the season of life I am in and hoping it is just that, a season.
    Thank you for your post…enjoy them on FB
    Grace to you

  11. Rev.Brown, just wanted to let u know I enjoy reading your passages everyday. Please pray for my son who is struggling with mental illness and severe back pain. God Bless you and your family during this Christmas season and I wish you all a wonderful safe New Year.

  12. Bernie permalink

    Hello, I wish you could do something about the spam being put on THE BIBLE webpage via facebook.

    There are bombarding the site, with profanity, and it is very distasteful.

    I know kid’s will have there fun, but this has been going on for over 4 hrs.

  13. I would like to receive 2010 Reaching deeper into God’s word

  14. TRACY Allen permalink

    I look forward to the 2010 journey

  15. graham permalink

    thanks for reminding us what God has taught us from his word..if my people
    as we study Gods word new truths leap out of the pages
    as we look forward to the 2010 journey

  16. Franklin permalink

    Is there any way to communicate with you personally if there some things that are private and would like to ask some questions? thank you and God Bless

  17. Elaine permalink

    how do I stop getting the email alerts. I ck the page everyday, but don’t need to get all the comments that are posted. thank you and God Bless

  18. Ellisa permalink

    thanks that blessed me and my facebook friends

  19. Ricky Beckett permalink

    Hi, whoever is in charge of The Bible group page via facebook, something seriously needs to be done with the moderation of who joins the group. Atheists and even Buddhists are coming onto the page just to criticise, demean, and insult Christians on the page, using all sorts of profanity and even sending animated pornographic links of Jesus. I HIGHLY suggest that the person who runs the group makes it so people need to request for confirmation to be in the group.

    • Greetings Ricky! We have quite a team moderating, and your suggestion would be very cool but : a) Facebook doesn’t allow us to do that and b) on average 5,000 people join a day. But we remove and delete many people every day for inappropriate commenting. Thanks!


  20. How do I unsubscribe for comments?

  21. Popza permalink

    I was looking at the wall comments on your The Bible Face Book. I am bowled over by the way it seems to be hijacked by people with issues against the scriptures. While I will pray for them, I will not become a fan. This wall needs some serious editing for my pleasure. The anti people are over running your site.

  22. Thank you for your posts on facebook each and every day. I like reading what you have placed for the last 3 days. I would like to know how did you get those posts up there if you don’ mind sir. Well talk to you later. -Chris

  23. Pastor Mark, Please ask for prayer for little Lucy! This happened yesteday. I get your Devotional every day. God Bless you, Jonnie

    Dear Friends and Family:

    Our baby Lucy is in critical condition in the Cardiac ICU at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas. She has been not herself for the past two or three weeks, and our pediatrician sent us here on Monday to begin running diagnostic tests. When they began sedation for an MRI yesterday morning, she went into cardiac arrest. She responded well to CPR and was moved first to the regular ICU and then to the Cardiac unit once they discovered that her heart is enlarged. She was stabilized in the ICU late yesterday. There are many serious possibilities and uncertainties ahead.

    But God is always good and we are in his hands.

    Our top two prayers today are that Lucy will respond well to medication, and that her heart rate will come up to the levels the Doctors are looking for.

    “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; he is a shield to those who trust in him.” Psalm 18:30.

    Thank you for your friendship and prayers.

  24. Pastor Mark, Please ask for prayer for little Lucy! This happened yesteday.

    Dear Friends and Family:

    Our baby Lucy is in critical condition in the Cardiac ICU at Childrens Medical Center in Dallas. She has been not herself for the past two or three weeks, and our pediatrician sent us here on Monday to begin running diagnostic tests. When they began sedation for an MRI yesterday morning, she went into cardiac arrest. She responded well to CPR and was moved first to the regular ICU and then to the Cardiac unit once they discovered that her heart is enlarged. She was stabilized in the ICU late yesterday. There are many serious possibilities and uncertainties ahead.

    But God is always good and we are in his hands.

    Our top two prayers today are that Lucy will respond well to medication, and that her heart rate will come up to the levels the Doctors are looking for.

    “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; he is a shield to those who trust in him.” Psalm 18:30.

    Thank you for your friendship and prayers.

  25. I am very saddened to tell you, Mark, that I have had to hide “The Bible” from my newsfeed in FB. Someone made a very inappropriate comment that I would not want anyone of my friends to see. Very, very, very, sad. This happened on

  26. Hi there,

    Got to your site through the wordpress roll.

    Have you heard of this: ?

    An atheist student at Purdue decided to read the bible in 365 days, critically review it and make his reflections known through a blog. I think his intention is quite genuine. He just wants to find an understanding of how the book and the faith can have such a powerful grip on people (something he has never experienced himself).

    It’s really kind of neat how he’s put things together, but at the same time it’s clear that he might not be using all the possible analytical tools.

    He’s reached Job.

    If you have time, it might be worth his time for you to review his review. Just an idea…

  27. Alex Gonzalez permalink

    I was on your website the Bible. Thank you for creating it. I just like to post a comment on a new book that has come out for ladies….I would not recommend anything that does not glorify JESUS…here is the site.

    I hope ladies do get it…it has been a blessing to my friends…

  28. I have a facebook page. When I signed up for The Bible a few weeks ago, it was great for a bit. Throughout the day, I would get nuggets of scripture that would slow me down and make me stop and reflect on God’s Word. But it has quickly changed – I don’t want to go to someone else’s like and read someone else’s commentary. I do enough of that in my own personal study time and reflection. I just wanted the stop moments. Once again, at 2:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, there is a link to go dive deeper. I am unsubscribing. I can get my stop moments from other sources. I don’t know if it has always been such and I just caught a nice two week window or if it just changed, but you ought to think what you want the page to mean. Makes me want to start one that is simplistic – just sharing nuggets – just to be there to slow people down in our hectic life.

  29. Hello

    I just thought I would join this forum. There is a fantastic event on at the British Library in the UK, where 3 presenters on the Channel 4 Series: The Bible A History talk about their experiences making the programme and what the Bible means to them. I’d love people interested in the event to come along, listen and join the discussion.

    Here are the details.

    Building on the success of last year’s Christianity: A History, Channel 4 is screening a seven-part series of revealing and personal explorations of the world’s most important and widespread text – The Bible.

    This is the bestseller of all time: a collection of over 60 books which tell the story of the creation of the world, the birth of mankind, the promise of a homeland for the Jewish people and the remarkable life of Jesus Christ before culminating in a terrifying vision of the end of the world. Since its origins thousands of years ago in the Middle East, the Bible has crossed continents, created and healed divisions and ignited controversy.

    This series explores the origins, ideas and influence of seven sections of the Scriptures, tracing how they came into existence and how they have shaped the world we live in today. Each film is written and presented by a prominent figure with a particular interest or experience relevant to the part of the Bible being examined. They offer a personal interpretation of some of the best-known aspects of this ancient book that still guides the lives of millions of believers across the globe.

    At this fascinating event we bring together author and historian Tom Holland, writer and journalist Rageh Omaar and theologian Robert Beckford to give their views on what the Bible means to them and the impact making the programmes had on their relationship with this most iconic of books.

    The event will be chaired by Roger Bolton, best known as the host of BBC radio programmes Feedback, and Sunday.

    Presented in association with Channel 4

    Thank you.

  30. Nelson Mendoza Arce permalink

    Great points of view about the Bible, the book God in his eternal love gave to us!!!

  31. kathy sargent permalink

    it has been about 2 weeks now my daily email just quit coming…….why?

  32. I’d love it if you had a button I could grab for my blog!

  33. David permalink

    Mark.Do you believe on seventh day sabbath?Because it is written in the Bible.

  34. Ronald Swiatek permalink

    How do you leave a comment on your “The Bible” on facebook if you do not have a mobile Phone? I do not use a mobile phone nor would you get me to buy one except for emergency use.

  35. Heidi Roberts permalink

    Greetings Rev Mark! Just found you, and am truly blessed by and encouraged with the insight you are helping me to find. God bless you and thank you.

    (If you wish, take a moment to read my own wee blog, “A Solid Foundation” – -, also here on WordPress and link if you would like to!)

  36. Aaron S. permalink

    I meant to post this earlier back when Rev. Mark B. asked us to and I got side tracked doing something else. I’m a male, 19 (be 20 next thurs) and I live in Virginia in the USA. I get reflections via email and love them. I’m not on facebook as much because of school and hw but I will be back on soon and will hope to look more at the facebook pages that Mark has founded. GREAT JOB MARK!!! WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

  37. Jackie Self permalink

    I just discovered your site on fb on The Bible due to the kids devotions. I plan on using your site for my devotions. I really like it alot especially when you can dig deeper and click on the blue words and get a deeper meaning. I shared with my daughter too for her kids with devotion and plan on using this with her for my grandkids!!! Thank You for your website! It is very creative and very well done!!

  38. It is mind boggling how the Creator of the universe went through so much trouble to set-up the redemption of mankind through the birth, life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    And Jesus himself is the Living Word!

    God bless you as you spread and preach the good news that the Bible is indeed the word of God.

  39. Adah Yandall permalink

    I feel so lost.

  40. Mariah Finch permalink

    this is a clipping out of a local newspaper from my hometown. i thought it was pretty awesome and wanted to share with ya’ll. it’s pretty long and i’m truly sorry. but i figure that no one would really mind if it were about God and the secret to true happiness! thank ya’ll and i hope everyone has a very safe and blessed friday!

    “The Secret” -Author Unknown

    Two friends were holding a conversation and one asked the other, “How is it that you are always happy? You have so much energy and you never seem down.” Her friend replied, “I know the Secret!.” “What ‘Secret’ is that?” She asked. “Well, I’ll tell you all about it, but you have to promise to share the ‘Secret’ with others.” She replied. The ‘Secret’ is this: I have learned that there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy and to meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply them according to His riches. I have learned most of the time I don’t need half of what I think I do. He has never let me down. Since I learned that ‘Secret’, I am happy.” The friend’s thought was, ‘that’s so simple! But upon reflecting on her own life, she recalled how she thought a bigger house would make her happy, but it didn’t. She thought a better job would make her happy, but it hadn’t. When did she realize her greatest happiness? While sitting down on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a simple story, a simple gift from God. Now my friend..You know it too! We can’t depend on people to make us happy. Because only God in His infinite wisdom can do that. We must trust Him. I now pass the ‘Secret’ on to you my friends! Once you get it, what will you do? Tell somebody that God in His infinite wisdom will take care of you!

  41. Debbie permalink

    Thank you for your words today. I was laid off the end of April and have been working temp looking for the next opportunity. At 54 I believe that despite the poor job outlook for older workers, God has a plan for me, it just just can’t be retirement. Your message brought me hope and renewed strength. I will persevere!

  42. karen permalink

    wow, mark thank u so much for todays word, still searching for what He wants me to do, but so wonderful to listen to such Biblical motivaion, keep up His work

  43. I feel like you just showed a great example of what happens when you get deep into the Word.You see deeper just as your and many of our Journey Deeper with God.If we do not start by reading the Word there is nothing to understand,nothing to hear or see.God bless you.

  44. Clare permalink

    What do you when it’s been 11 years of God chasing, events, outreach, serving, being changed, growing and still abit of a nomad in circumstances, wanting Gods will and purpose but the road always rocky and you get to a point where theres no more strength, enthusism, hope.. the last straw has come and the pain of no where to go n sadness n despair comes.

    • Zenia Knotts permalink

      Read Job. God said he would be there He never said the road wouldn’t be tough to travel. Can you truly imagine what it is was like for Jesus. Think about how he was beaten and the weight of carrying his own cross, The blood loss was phenominal. The thorns that was crushed into his head was at least three inches long. He hung on that cross for hours bleeding to the point there was no blood left, and still he loved us and the ones who had crucified him. Forgive them father! He prayed and God released him. Job prayed and God rewarded him. Your on the right road, you know that if your serving God, Don’t qeustion, do more. Blessings to you Clare I will be putting your name and your family in my prayer box to be prayed over.

  45. Liza permalink

    Thank you … I just came across your blog … it’s awesome. Thanks for sharing – you’re an inspiration to so many. I notice that you are an anglican priest … I am seeking and have visited my local Anglican Church [Episcopal] in Jacksonville, Florida. The priest is great and people nice. I get much out of liturgy – I’m free to take communion and feel it inline with my beliefs. But have found in the US it is full of controversy – not so much in other countries [because of the autonomy]. Even though I love the church, I find it too liberal and I feel that the hierarchy leadership may be leading the church in a dark direction. I want to be wrong but I’m unsure what to do. Any suggestions?

  46. Hi Mark. Like you I began a journey several years ago. Mine was to find out what it meant to love with God’s love. I pray God blesses your endeavor to help us who desire to minister better use the internet. It certainly is a tool for good in that regard.

  47. yeyeoge of ijeshaland permalink

    Thank you for setting up the “The Bible” facebook page.It is such a blessing to me.Its really refreshing to come on facebook and be fed with the word in the form of status updates containing Bible verses and godly words.Thanks a bunch and God bless.

  48. Mark,

    I’ve been following your Facebook page and it really is taking off. I just re-released No pressure from me about endorsing it or anything. I just wanted to make you aware of it.

    Thanks for all that you do.

  49. Mark,
    I am new to all this and I was wondering if I can get your help in spreading the word for a project called Dots For Jesus ( It is a project straight from the heart and completely free. We need at least a million people to join.
    Thank you!

  50. Thank God for this website! God Bless you!

  51. Jan Jeffreys permalink

    Mark, will you pray for my husband, Mike, and I? I really believe in prayer. It may not always be what I want, but, in time, I see that God answers it in his way. Mike has been unable to find a decent job in the last 5 years. Things are getting very difficult, financially. I pray and I know God has something wonderful in store for us, but, we’re just barely hanging on.
    Thank you so much!

  52. Pamela Spikes permalink

    Just want to THANK You for such a marvelous page and words. THANK YOU!

  53. I just finished reading your thoughts & scriptures entitled: I Keep On Walking. This is the first time I’ve read any of your writings, and I never believe in coincidences when it comes to Our Mighty King Jesus. I truly believe He sent me directly to your blog for a specific purpose. I love Psalms 138-140, I read them a lot for encouragement in my physical pain that I suffer & in times of mental/emotional struggles that I don’t understand. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings on the Psalm and also from 1 Peter. It was truly uplifting @ a time when I’ve been feeling really downcast. I know the Lord has NOT left me, but I suffer from chronic back, hip & leg pain from a job injury back in 1996 for which I’ve so far had 5 back surgeries, I currently have a ruptured disk in my cervical spine (neck) and my neck and shoulders are on pure fire all the time, and three of my fingers have gone completely numb, and if that wasn’t enough, back on August 14th, I had a terrible auto accident when I fell asleep at the wheel and “played human pinball” between the guardrail, the concrete bridge, back to the guardrail, back to the bridge, and finally got shot up an embankment on the side on Interstate I-40 where I came to rest. I am so thankful that God cleared the road of any other vehicles at that moment or I could have easily killed an innocent person, and I don’t know how I could live with myself if that happened. I did break the two ribs right over my lungs, and they hurt so bad….I’m just a walking pain factory right now. I would ask your prayers for the easing of my physical pain, sometimes it gets so bad that I just breakdown and cry, but a chronic sinus infection only makes that worse! I truly need God’s amazing healing touch on my body.
    I would also like to request prayer for my 3 daughters, Jenni, Jessie, & Allyson and their small children, Logan, Yasmine, & Maddison. God knows each one of their situations, I just need someone to agree together with me in one accord that God would be in the midst of our prayers for them. Also, my father is turning 72 this year, has emphysema from breathing acrylic dust in his line of work (has NEVER smoked) and needs to retire badly. He and my mother are both getting in poor health and need a miracle from the Father Above to get them retired and moved to their little place at the coast where they can breathe easier and enjoy what time God has left for them. At this time, they are so financially strapped, there is no way he can just up and sell his company. Please pray for their needs to be met in a special way. And now the biggie! I ask that you would pray for my sister Cindy. She is lost and needs Christ in her life. Period. I pray that God will pour out His mighty conviction on her until she hits her back and can’t do anything BUT look up. I want to see her saved from the devil’s clutches so desperately, but all my witnessing has done no good, she is very stand-offish about the church and it’s members. Please remember her daily in your prayers; I do so much want to see her in Heaven on that great day! I could go on & on, but I know there are hundreds of other prayer requests for you to read, and you’re only one man, so I’ll shut down for now. Thanks again for your great blog, it really touched my heart.. Keep up the good work, God will reward you for it! God bless you and yours, Teena ❤

  54. N Bell permalink

    Thanks for what you do!! You have some great messages, but don’t you think you need to put on a shirt when you speak/preach God’s word? I ‘ll be honest with you it was hard for me to watch because you were not dressed!!!

    • Believe permalink

      Why? Clothes does not make the man. Its whats in his heart that which makes a man, a man of God’s.

      Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make use of my rights in preaching it. Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.

      To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.
      To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.
      I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” (1 Corinthians 9:16-23).

      He is touching people’s lives, it is not for his glory. He is not behind a pulpit, he is at home in his natural setting. Therefore, with that in mind he is taking us in to his home and talking to us as if we’re old friends, come to visit and talk about what God has done for us and discuss any needs we may have in our lives. We’re going to visit him, he is not coming to us. It is our choice whether we go there or not.
      To me he is dressed normal,like an everyday person, in casual clothing. It is noticable that perhaps, he is someone who likes to work out. Which is a great message to send to people, take care of your bodies, they are our temples and should be maintained and treated as sacred and with respect. For me, I do not understand why you would have hard time watching him. But now I have been around a lot pastors away from the pulpits and in their homes. So it doesn’t bother me to see a Rev., Preacher, Pastor in regular clothes and still loving God and Christ and talking about him.

      I have not saw him shirtless or naked, now that would bother me.
      God does not work through a person because of the way a person is dressed. God is no respector of persons. He can work through anyone,dressed anyway. That is God’s choice who He works through. It is the individual’s choice what they wear, when they spread God’s word. As long as God is okay with it.( and He seems to be) Who am I to question it? I trust God.

  55. nita roscoe permalink

    Mark, I have been reading much of your stuff on facebook and this is the first time taht i have looked at this particular page,i have been saved for a long time but i will admit i have a lot to learn…my question for you is what exactly is an Anglican Priest? Are you catholic, or protestan? I am unclear ob that and am very interested, thank you for your patience if this seems like an ignorant question to you, thank you for your time.

  56. TY Mark i really enjoy all of your bible passages , & learning from so much from you. God Bless

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