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

Preacher

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.