Tag: Change the church

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

Do religion and politics mix? There are good easons for christians to be active in politics, and som 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?

Who’s afraid of faith deconstruction?
(March 17, 2022)

There’s a lot of talk about faith deconstruction. Is it dangerous, dishonest and leads to warmed over Buddhism? Or does it release people from toxic religion?

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.

Three things the modern church can learn from Jesus (1)
(February 1, 2022)

Jesus is not just our saviour but also our teacher and leader. Here are ways we can better follow him in our churches.

When faith becomes a struggle
(January 4, 2022)

If you were raised in the christian faith, you may feel the need to review what you believe and let go of what doesn’t pass the test. Here’s a guide and an encouragment.

Christianity, colonialism and capitalism
(November 23, 2021)

I used to be a decent, conservative boy. But in my old age, it seems I have been radicalised. I think you can blame Jesus for that. When you’re young you accept what you’re told (sometimes) Growing up in postwar Australia, the world seemed pretty secure and mum and dad taught us what was right. […]

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.

Hell and the resurrection of the righteous
(August 21, 2021)

The conventional christian view of hell is surely wrong. It isn’t taught in the Old Testament, nor in the New. And it wasn’t what Jesus taught.