Faith is a journey

September 16th, 2023

Walking on a journey

Do you see Christian faith as something fixed to hold onto, or as a journey of change? It is possible to see it in either way. But for me it has been a journey.

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First Nations: how did we get to here?

August 28th, 2023

My previous post (Is God woke?) led to me being asked some questions about First Nations people in Australia, and whether they deserve any special consideration by Government or white people generally. I think we can only understand, and respond to, the present situation if we have considered the history of First Nations peoples and […]

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Is God woke?

August 23rd, 2023

Wake up signs

Well the Barbie movie is out, with much fanfare. Most people seem to love it and think it’s fun. But a few are calling it feminist and “woke”. It’s not the only thing that is being criticised as “woke” these days. Political correctness is woke. Black Lives Matter is woke. Feminism is woke. These are […]

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What do the universe, human race, church and Bible have in common?

August 3rd, 2023

Big bang timeline

Science has given us new understandings of the universe and the evolution of life. Can we learn something of God’s character from all this, and apply this to the Bible?

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Is modern western Christianity too unspiritual?

July 17th, 2023


Do you feel close to God? Would you describe yourself as a spiritual person? Have you ever had a meaningful experience of God that has impacted you deeply? I have to confess I must answer “no” to each of those questions. My faith is much more based on facts and ideas and knowledge. But everyone […]

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Doubts, questions and answers

June 17th, 2023


Are there reasons why we should consider giving up Christian faith? Or are they more problems to solve while still believing?

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Done with religion, done with God?

May 30th, 2023

The number of people in English-speaking countries who say the have no religion has risen over the past few decades, with younger people being especially likely not to believe (see note 1 for some statistics). According to this report, the most common stated reason for no longer being religious was intellectual – people came to […]

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Do we want fewer abortions?

May 14th, 2023

Most of us would agree that reducing the number of abortions would be a good thing. But what is the best way to achieve that?

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Can doing evil sometimes be good?

April 19th, 2023

Violence at Belfield

A bunch of people were attending a meeting in a church in Sydney, not a church service, but a meeting to discuss gender politics and impacts on children. There were some protesters there too. Then things turned ugly and a mob attacked with glass bottles and rocks. People screamed and swore, a woman was punched. […]

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Fears and aspirations revealed in art

April 1st, 2023

Art by talented and thoughtful final year high school students shows how the coming generations feel about themselves, their families, the world and the future.

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