God became a baby – who can understand it?

December 23rd, 2020

Baby

Christmas is about a baby and his mother. But there’s a lot more to think about than that, when we look for explanations.

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How to make disciples in 2021?

December 15th, 2020

How can we pass on faith to the next generation? Here are some ideas, based on many years of experience, that should be useful to parents and church leaders.

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