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 […]
The Ukraine conflict leads me to some conflicting thoughts about war, justice, non-violence and the Sermon on the Mount.
Two more ways the modern church ignores how and what Jesus taught, but we could easily change.
Stories have started to emerge, the last few years, about abuse suffered in churches. It is good to listen, and learn ….. and respond.
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.
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: […]
Some people have their bucket list – the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. And occasionally you hear people ask “What would you do if you knew you had one day to live?” The answer is often something wild – eat junk food, drink expensive wine, go crazy, self-indulge. This evening […]
Child labour and underpaid farmers are common in the chocolate industry. Chocolate companies promise to do better, so let’s encourage them to do so!
Last post I talked about how we seem to be living in a toxic world these days. Events in the two or three weeks since then have underlined this conclusion.
Australia Day is a national holiday and day of celebration – except for our indigenous people, who have suffered so much since European settlement.