Christianity, colonialism and capitalism

November 23rd, 2021

New York Stock Exchange

I used to be a decent, conservative boy. But in my old age, it seems I have been radicalised. I think you can blame Jesus for that. When you’re young you accept what you’re told (sometimes) Growing up in postwar Australia, the world seemed pretty secure and mum and dad taught us what was right. […]

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Reading the Old Testament

November 3rd, 2021

Reading the Bible

My journey, and maybe your journey too, in understanding the Old Testament and learning to appreciate it and understand the obvious problems.

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The harm a church can do

September 30th, 2021

silence is violence

Stories have started to emerge, the last few years, about abuse suffered in churches. It is good to listen, and learn ….. and respond.

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Making sense of the Exodus

September 12th, 2021

Books on the Exodus

Two books shine light on the truth (and legends) of the exodus of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt. Well worth reading.

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Hell and the resurrection of the righteous

August 21st, 2021

Jesus rescuing captives in hell

The conventional christian view of hell is surely wrong. It isn’t taught in the Old Testament, nor in the New. And it wasn’t what Jesus taught.

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Experiencing doubt and believing in Jesus

August 6th, 2021

Jesus & disciples

If we find ourselves having doubts about Jesus and needing to reconstruct our faith, how can we find a good basis?

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The church: irreconcilable differences?

July 13th, 2021

Two people not talking

Recent books suggest the church is becoming irrevocably divided. Is it too late to do something about it?

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Losing the way

July 1st, 2021

Compass

Young christians can find difficulties with what they have been taught, and this can lead them to very different places. We can help them on their journey.

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When the church ignores Jesus

June 10th, 2021

Church in Cotswolds

In history, the church often supported the wealthy and the government. That isn’t what Jesus taught. What about today?

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How to stop the church from growing

May 29th, 2021

Orthodox church

A new global study finds that pluralism and persecution don’t generally harm the church, but privilege does.

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