Category: Changing the world

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Good chocolate

As christians, our chocolate buying and eating habits can make an enormous difference, good or bad, to families living on the other side of the world.

8 actions to save God’s world and his people

The world is in a sorry state right now. Not only a brutal unjustified invasion of Ukraine with its accompanying atrocities, not only anti-democracy movements in many counties, but climate catastrophes. Record, unprecedented flooding in Europe, Pakistan and Australia. Fierce wildfires in the US, Europe and Australia. Destructive storms in the US and Japan. Worsening […]

Religion & politics: unequally yoked?

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