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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April 30th, 2022

Steele squad

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged lately. But I have been super busy. For the first time in my life I have become politically involved. I have come to the conclusion that the present government of Australia must be changed for the sake of our country. Australia is one of the worst countries […]

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Who’s afraid of faith deconstruction?

March 17th, 2022


There’s a lot of talk about faith deconstruction. Is it dangerous, dishonest and leads to warmed over Buddhism? Or does it release people from toxic religion?

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When it is hard to be a pacifist

March 2nd, 2022

Protesting unkraine invasion

The Ukraine conflict leads me to some conflicting thoughts about war, justice, non-violence and the Sermon on the Mount.

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Three things the modern church can learn from Jesus (2)

February 7th, 2022

Jesus speaking in church

Two more ways the modern church ignores how and what Jesus taught, but we could easily change.

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Three things the modern church can learn from Jesus (1)

February 1st, 2022

Jesus in church

Jesus is not just our saviour but also our teacher and leader. Here are ways we can better follow him in our churches.

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When faith becomes a struggle

January 4th, 2022

Struggling with doubts

If you were raised in the christian faith, you may feel the need to review what you believe and let go of what doesn’t pass the test. Here’s a guide and an encouragment.

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