Tag: Change the church

Will Covid-19 change the church?
(May 15, 2020)

A recent report offers hope that churches may make some helpful changes that will improve how they serve the world.

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: […]

The church after Covid?
(April 16, 2020)

The world will change after the coronavirus pandemic. But will the church change? Should it?

They said what !!???
(March 25, 2020)

These words from christian and political leaders speak for themselves.

Brad Jersak on God, love, atonement and life
(February 23, 2020)

North American writer, teacher and theologian, Brad Jersak, was in Australia recently, and we were able to spend a day hearing him sharing his convictions about God and his love, Jesus and the atonement, and life. There was a lot to like and learn from, and some challenging ideas – all worth sharing with you.

Weep with those who weep
(January 26, 2020)

Australia Day is a national holiday and day of celebration – except for our indigenous people, who have suffered so much since European settlement.

Fake news and tribalism are the new black?
(January 4, 2020)

Monthly challenge I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about people’s attitudes to climate change recently, and I am reinforced in the view that we (all people, but especially christians) have entered a new era.

Opposing Jesus …. in the name of Jesus
(December 24, 2019)

Three warnings to start with. This isn’t a Christmas post. This isn’t a political post. Although Donald Trump’s picture appears, it’s not really about him at all, though he is relevant. I am not an American, so I write as an outsider. This post is a response to a Christianity Today editorial and the public […]

A lead role in a cage?
(December 3, 2019)

Pink Floyd’s 1975 album Wish You Were Here is one of my favourites. The theme of the evocative album is the band’s feeling about Syd Barrett, their former bandmate, who had crashed out due to drugs and a mental condition that made it impossible for him to play his part in the band.

Christianity, pluralism and truth
(November 2, 2019)

This challenging book was published 7 years ago, but I hadn’t come across it until I found it in a pop-up bookshop selling off remaindered books. I thought it would have something interesting to say to me, and I was right. It raises some important issues and I think it is worth sharing where it […]