Category: Mission

Does Jesus want action more than belief?

What is the core of Jesus’ life and teachings, the atonement or the Sermon on the Mount? Perhaps they booth are central?

Feeding the hand that bites you

Who in the world is poor, and why? And why don’t things get better for them?

The sin of inequality

Inequality of income and opportunity is the cause of many evils in the world, yet we western Christians find it hard to avoid it. What should we do?

First Nations: how did we get to here?

My previous post (Is God woke?) led to me being asked some questions about First Nations people in Australia, and whether they deserve any special consideration by Government or white people generally. I think we can only understand, and respond to, the present situation if we have considered the history of First Nations peoples and […]

Is God woke?

Well the Barbie movie is out, with much fanfare. Most people seem to love it and think it’s fun. But a few are calling it feminist and “woke”. It’s not the only thing that is being criticised as “woke” these days. Political correctness is woke. Black Lives Matter is woke. Feminism is woke. These are […]

Do we want fewer abortions?

Most of us would agree that reducing the number of abortions would be a good thing. But what is the best way to achieve that?

Can doing evil sometimes be good?

A bunch of people were attending a meeting in a church in Sydney, not a church service, but a meeting to discuss gender politics and impacts on children. There were some protesters there too. Then things turned ugly and a mob attacked with glass bottles and rocks. People screamed and swore, a woman was punched. […]

Fears and aspirations revealed in art

Art by talented and thoughtful final year high school students shows how the coming generations feel about themselves, their families, the world and the future.

Wealth inequality is killing the poor

Globally, the very rich are paying less tax and getting even richer, while the poor can buy less because of inflation. Is this right?

Australia Day and sensitivity towards our indigenous brothers and sisters

Five years ago we attended a service of lament and support for indigenous christians who cannot celebrate Australia Day with the rest of the country. The service highlighted issues that I think we all wish weren’t there, or would go away. Last night we watched an online prayer service conducted by Aboriginal christians seeking to […]