God, genetics and me

November 29th, 2020

A review of The Language of Genetics by Denis Alexander – a comprehensive outline of this complex subject.

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Donald Trump and the prophets

November 13th, 2020

President Trump and Bible

American christians are deeply polarised over their response to Donald Trump. Why is this, and where does it leave the church?

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Living the way of Jesus

October 20th, 2020

What if, as well as talking and learning and speaking to others about our faith, we tried to put his radical teachings into practice in our daily lives?

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Book review: coming to terms with the Old Testament

October 1st, 2020

A review of Has Archaeology Buried the Bible? by William Dever, and an assessment of how this informs a christian understanding of the Old Testament.

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