Worrying you can’t believe in the Old Testament any more

September 16th, 2020

A conversation about how it feels to question the Old Testament while continuing to believe in Jesus.

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Christian nationalism: will the true christians please stand up!

September 1st, 2020

People with hands up

Is a new religion of christian nationalism being formed in the US, and in Australia? Or is it an old heresy re-vitalised?

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Don’t miss the moment

August 14th, 2020

First European crossing of Blue Mountains, Australia

Someone I know had an interesting picture come into their mind recently. They were lying in bed, about to drift off, when they “saw” a group of people standing near the edge of a cliff, a little like the one in the picture above. The people were looking this way and that over unexplored territory. […]

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Was Jesus a socialist?

July 29th, 2020

Jesus teaching

Some christians are accusing others of being socialists, as if that’s bad. But is it? Are Jesus’ teachings socialist?

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Is it time to ditch the sermon?

July 18th, 2020

Preacher

Protestant church services have included long sermons since before we were all born. But the coronavirus pandemic may be changing all that.

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When Jesus becomes a slogan

July 5th, 2020

Ugly protest by "christian"

Jesus told a little parable against the Jewish religious leaders that I don’t recall ever hearing anyone preach on. It’s in Matthew and Luke, and it tells of two sons.

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Two kinds of christians? (An outsider's view)

June 28th, 2020

Conspicuous consumption vs environmental concern

A “heathen” notices that Right Wing Christians and Left Wing Christians have very different priorities.

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Getting to know Nazareth

June 20th, 2020

Archaeology continues to reveal new insights into Jesus’ boyhood town and the culture of its inhabitants.

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A new beginning

June 14th, 2020

Road in a forest

A new beginning for this blog. Please update your bookmark.

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Prayer, mental health, God, church …. and Covid-19

May 31st, 2020

In these troubled times, people’s mental health is under stress, but there are things we can all do, and churches can do, to help.

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.