(March 22, 2023)
Its pretty obvious that the world thrives on difference. We can see it in the climate, where temperature differences lead to differences in air pressure, so we have wind. We see it in ecology, where an ecosystem is made up of different plants and animals, each playing its part in sustaining that ecosystem. Take one […]
(January 26, 2023)
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 […]
(January 16, 2023)
“It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the skyIt’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight.” U2, The Fly And it’s no secret that the church in the western world has lost credibility, numbers and influence. And that christian faith has been in decline in western countries as a proportion of […]
(December 30, 2022)
The church needs individuals who can innovate in a Spirit-inspired way, but group think can stifle innovation in churches.
(December 8, 2022)
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.
(November 8, 2022)
Truth is sometimes hard to find in politics. Politicians and media take advantage of our trust and tell us misinformation. But we can guard against this.
(October 25, 2022)
Another christianity and alleged homophobia incident involving a football club. Can we learn anything from it?
(October 3, 2022)
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 […]
(September 5, 2022)
Many younger people have important things to say to the church. But so far I don’t think many churches are listening.
(August 10, 2022)
The story of a conservative christian guy who became a leftist while attending a conservative christian college.