Tag: Change the world

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.

The church after Covid?
(April 16, 2020)

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

All is quiet on New Year's Eve …. not!
(December 31, 2019)

Some of the happiest memories of my life are family holidays down the south coast of NSW when I was a boy. We’d go to bed early and at about 1 a.m. mum and dad would wake us up, we’d pack the car and set off. Down Mt Ousley in the night fog while us […]

Take real steps to support poor workers in the clothing industry
(December 8, 2019)

Monthly challenge December challenge It should be no news to anyone that the clothing industry has a sad history of paying meagre wages and offering unhealthy working conditions to workers in poor countries, all to reduce the price of the clothing in richer countries by a few cents. Not so long ago, it was estimated […]

Addressing climate change: six facts
(October 24, 2019)

This page in brief We have seen that there are many good reasons to take action to limit global warming. But will it cost too much? On this page, I summarise the latest data on costs, which show that it will be far more costly to do nothing. Action is very cost-beneficial. (I give references […]

Short-sighted selfishness rules, OK? Part 2
(October 17, 2019)

The story so far …. A few weeks back I outlined how lack of foresight and turning a blind eye to facts means the Australian government is harming the people it represents and the country it governs. In this post I continue the sorry story with some facts about how our government, and most other […]

Short-sighted selfishness rules, OK?
(August 24, 2019)

This is the Ministry (the main decision-makers) in the Australian Government. These people lead the Government, develop policy, plan legislation and lead the various Government Departments which have responsibility for (among other things) trade, commerce, agriculture, social services and foreign affairs. The Government also has a role in health and environmental issues (which are more […]

Do a personal clean-up
(August 9, 2019)

Monthly challenge: August. The monthly challenge Do you want to make a difference in the world, but don’t have time and energy for something big? There are small things we can all do each week to live more sustainably, more justly and more equitably. In the monthly challenge I will offer suggestions for small things […]

Christians and politics – a deep devastation or glorious triumph?
(May 27, 2019)

Just over a week ago was election day in Australia. After being behind in the polls for years, the Government was returned with a small majority. This was seen by most pundits as an important election, charting a course for Australia’s future. Christians seemed to be more active than in any previous election that I […]