8 actions to save God’s world and his people

October 3rd, 2022

Recharging car

The world is in a sorry state right now. Not only a brutal unjustified invasion of Ukraine with its accompanying atrocities, not only anti-democracy movements in many counties, but climate catastrophes. Record, unprecedented flooding in Europe, Pakistan and Australia. Fierce wildfires in the US, Europe and Australia. Destructive storms in the US and Japan. Worsening […]

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Faith for the future?

September 19th, 2022

Bird flying high

You don’t have to be worried about faith deconstruction. You can go about it in a constructive way.

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But is the church listening?

September 5th, 2022

Person refusing to listen

Many younger people have important things to say to the church. But so far I don’t think many churches are listening.

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Was Jesus a leftist?

August 10th, 2022

Jesus preaching

The story of a conservative christian guy who became a leftist while attending a conservative christian college.

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Faith for our future?

August 3rd, 2022

Robot faith

Should christianity be any different in the 21st century than it has been for the last two millennia?

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Lessons learned along the way

July 10th, 2022


I have been following Jesus, albeit imperfectly, for about 60 years! It was during the period from about October 1961 to September 1962 that I decided not only that I believed in Jesus, but I was willing to follow him in my life. Since that time in a reformed evangelical church, I’ve come to think […]

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Religion & politics: unequally yoked?

June 21st, 2022

Bullocks in a yoke

Do religion and politics mix? There are good reasons for christians to be active in politics, and some traps to avoid.

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Not looking to our own interests?

June 7th, 2022

So-called christian values

Were christians pressed to vote for narrow self interest rather than the broad issues of inequality and unjustice that Jesus cared so much about?

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A sense of purpose and community

May 30th, 2022

Georgia Steele volunteers

Could a team of mostly secular volunteers teach us christians a thing or two about unity, purpose, commitent and creativity?

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Lessons from the election

May 25th, 2022


The Australian election is over and I can resume normal life. But I’ve learned a few interesting lessons along the way. How it went down (info for non-Aussies) The outgoing Australian government was ultra conservative and, it seemed to me, negligent, profligate and arguably corrupt. Australia was way behind the rest of the developed world in […]

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