Tag: behaviour

Faith for the future?
(August 3, 2022)

Should christianity be any different in the 21st century than it has been for the last two millennia?

Religion & politics: unequally yoked?
(June 21, 2022)

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

Not looking to our own interests?
(June 7, 2022)

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

A sense of purpose and community
(May 30, 2022)

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

Lessons from the election
(May 25, 2022)

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
(March 2, 2022)

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

Three things the modern church can learn from Jesus (2)
(February 7, 2022)

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

The harm a church can do
(September 30, 2021)

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

When Jesus becomes a slogan
(July 5, 2020)

Jesus told a little parable against the Jewish religious leaders that I don’t recall ever hearing anyone preach on. It’s in Matthew and Luke, and it tells of two sons.

5 ways to live in a toxic world
(April 26, 2020)

A few weeks back I posted about living in a toxic world, because of unattractive and nasty things I was seeing: Lack of compassion and loss of community Polarisation and tribalism Triviality The dumbing down of politics The rich control the media A number of political ploys seem to have led us to this point: […]