Category: Mission

Religion & politics: unequally yoked?

Do religion and politics mix? There are good easons for christians to be active in politics, and som traps to avoid.

Not looking to our own interests?

Were christians pressed to vote for narrow self interest rather than the broad issues of inequality and unjustice that Jesus cared so much about?

Lessons from the election

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 […]

When it is hard to be a pacifist

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

Christianity, colonialism and capitalism

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. […]

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.

Losing the way

Young christians can find difficulties with what they have been taught, and this can lead them to very different places. We can help them on their journey.

Christians and cultural Marxism

Is being a christian “cultural Marxist” worse than being a heretic? Why are christians so polarised these days?

How to make disciples in 2021?

How can we pass on faith to the next generation? Here are some ideas, based on many years of experience, that should be useful to parents and church leaders.

Living the way of Jesus

What if, as well as talking and learning and speaking to others about our faith, we tried to put his radical teachings into practice in our daily lives?