Category: Church

The western church needs “something completely different”

“It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the skyIt’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight.” U2, The Fly And it’s no secret that the church in the western world has lost credibility, numbers and influence. And that christian faith has been in decline in western countries as a proportion of […]

The church vs secular culture on gender identity: are we listening?

Another christianity and alleged homophobia incident involving a football club. Can we learn anything from it?

But is the church listening?

Many younger people have important things to say to the church. But so far I don’t think many churches are listening.

A sense of purpose and community

Could a team of mostly secular volunteers teach us christians a thing or two about unity, purpose, commitent and creativity?

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

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

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

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

The harm a church can do

Stories have started to emerge, the last few years, about abuse suffered in churches. It is good to listen, and learn ….. and respond.

The church: irreconcilable differences?

Recent books suggest the church is becoming irrevocably divided. Is it too late to do something about it?

When the church ignores Jesus

In history, the church often supported the wealthy and the government. That isn’t what Jesus taught. What about today?

How to stop the church from growing

A new global study finds that pluralism and persecution don’t generally harm the church, but privilege does.