How to be an unbalanced christian

March 22nd, 2023

Man breakdancing

Its pretty obvious that the world thrives on difference. We can see it in the climate, where temperature differences lead to differences in air pressure, so we have wind. We see it in ecology, where an ecosystem is made up of different plants and animals, each playing its part in sustaining that ecosystem. Take one […]

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Wealth inequality is killing the poor

February 6th, 2023

Contrast of rich and poor women

Globally, the very rich are paying less tax and getting even richer, while the poor can buy less because of inflation. Is this right?

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Australia Day and sensitivity towards our indigenous brothers and sisters

January 26th, 2023


Five years ago we attended a service of lament and support for indigenous christians who cannot celebrate Australia Day with the rest of the country. The service highlighted issues that I think we all wish weren’t there, or would go away. Last night we watched an online prayer service conducted by Aboriginal christians seeking to […]

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The western church needs “something completely different”

January 16th, 2023

Leonid meteor

“It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the skyIt’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight.” U2, The Fly And it’s no secret that the church in the western world has lost credibility, numbers and influence. And that christian faith has been in decline in western countries as a proportion of […]

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I’m an individual, you can’t fool me!

December 30th, 2022

Individual sheep

The church needs individuals who can innovate in a Spirit-inspired way, but group think can stifle innovation in churches.

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How well do you know the Christmas story?

December 18th, 2022


The Christmas story is as old as time. We’ve heard it a hundred times, we’ve seen it, we’ve sung it. But how well do we know it really? Test yourself against these twelve questions. The questions Test yourself with these questions, then scroll down to see how well you went. The answers according to history I’ve […]

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Good chocolate

December 8th, 2022

Chocolate bar

As christians, our chocolate buying and eating habits can make an enormous difference, good or bad, to families living on the other side of the world.

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Callous christians?

December 1st, 2022

A battle in the pages of the Old Testament

The apparent commands of God in the Old Testament to commit genocide have long troubled me, as they should trouble any thoughtful and compassionate person. (I hope I am both!) How could a God of love command such atrocities? I think this problem can be resolved with God’s good name intact, if we understand the […]

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Why politicians, media and advertisers can get away with untruths

November 8th, 2022

Boris Johnson, Donald Trump & Scott Morrison

Truth is sometimes hard to find in politics. Politicians and media take advantage of our trust and tell us misinformation. But we can guard against this.

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The church vs secular culture on gender identity: are we listening?

October 25th, 2022

Hear, see and say nothing

Another christianity and alleged homophobia incident involving a football club. Can we learn anything from it?

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