Good news?

May 27th, 2011

Mark summarises Jesus’ initial teaching this way (Mark 1:14-15): Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” The ‘good news’ or ‘gospel’ here clearly relates to the coming of the kingdom of God on […]

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The western world is dying?

May 25th, 2011

John Carroll is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and a secular humanist. He believes secular humanism has failed western society and he has something useful to say to believers about how we communicate to postmodern people.

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Keeping to tradition is retro!

May 24th, 2011

It seems to be traditional to commence a blog with a slightly idealistic explanation of what you hope it’s going to be about. And who am I to fight tradition? I have spent almost 50 years as a “christian” (a word with too many connotations for me these days), and I seem to have not […]

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