Category: Church

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.

Table, not stage

In churches, the stage means a few people perform and the rest of us are spectators. The table means we are all gathered around a meal and all participate. Why not move from stage to table?

Church in a Circle: practical ideas to encourage participation not passivity

A revolutionary blog is resurrected here. Don’t miss out!.

The prophets and Donald Trump

Many “prophets” said God told them Trump would win. Now he hasn’t won, what will they do? Admit they were wrong, or re-interpret what they said?

Next steps along the Way?

It’s easier to deconstruct faith, but harder to reconstruct. This book has some good ideas.

Donald Trump and the prophets

American christians are deeply polarised over their response to Donald Trump. Why is this, and where does it leave the church?

Christian nationalism: will the true christians please stand up!

Is a new religion of christian nationalism being formed in the US, and in Australia? Or is it an old heresy re-vitalised?

Don’t miss the moment

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. […]