Tag: Change the world

Why politicians, media and advertisers can get away with untruths
(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.

The church vs secular culture on gender identity: are we listening?
(October 25, 2022)

Another christianity and alleged homophobia incident involving a football club. Can we learn anything from it?

8 actions to save God’s world and his people
(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 […]

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.

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.

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 prophets and Donald Trump
(January 20, 2021)

Many “prophets” said God told them Trump would win. Now he hasn’t won, what will they do? Admit they were wrong, or re-interpret what they said?

Two kinds of christians? (An outsider's view)
(June 28, 2020)

A “heathen” notices that Right Wing Christians and Left Wing Christians have very different priorities.