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


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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Two kinds of christians? (An outsider's view)

June 28th, 2020

Conspicuous consumption vs environmental concern

A “heathen” notices that Right Wing Christians and Left Wing Christians have very different priorities.

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Getting to know Nazareth

June 20th, 2020

Archaeology continues to reveal new insights into Jesus’ boyhood town and the culture of its inhabitants.

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A new beginning

June 14th, 2020

Road in a forest

A new beginning for this blog. Please update your bookmark.

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Prayer, mental health, God, church …. and Covid-19

May 31st, 2020

In these troubled times, people’s mental health is under stress, but there are things we can all do, and churches can do, to help.

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Will Covid-19 change the church?

May 15th, 2020

A recent report offers hope that churches may make some helpful changes that will improve how they serve the world.

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Save a life without leaving home

May 3rd, 2020

Monthly challenge May challenge: 4 men facing death sentence Amnesty International reports: We can help them

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5 ways to live in a toxic world

April 26th, 2020

A few weeks back I posted about living in a toxic world, because of unattractive and nasty things I was seeing: Lack of compassion and loss of community Polarisation and tribalism Triviality The dumbing down of politics The rich control the media A number of political ploys seem to have led us to this point: […]

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