(May 30, 2023)
The number of people in English-speaking countries who say the have no religion has risen over the past few decades, with younger people being especially likely not to believe (see note 1 for some statistics). According to this report, the most common stated reason for no longer being religious was intellectual – people came to […]
(April 19, 2023)
A bunch of people were attending a meeting in a church in Sydney, not a church service, but a meeting to discuss gender politics and impacts on children. There were some protesters there too. Then things turned ugly and a mob attacked with glass bottles and rocks. People screamed and swore, a woman was punched. […]
(December 1, 2022)
The apparent commands of God in the Old Testament to commit genocide have long troubled me, as they should trouble any thoughtful and compassionate person. (I hope I am both!) How could a God of love command such atrocities? I think this problem can be resolved with God’s good name intact, if we understand the […]
(September 19, 2022)
You don’t have to be worried about faith deconstruction. You can go about it in a constructive way.
(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.
(July 10, 2022)
I have been following Jesus, albeit imperfectly, for about 60 years! It was during the period from about October 1961 to September 1962 that I decided not only that I believed in Jesus, but I was willing to follow him in my life. Since that time in a reformed evangelical church, I’ve come to think […]
(June 21, 2022)
Do religion and politics mix? There are good reasons for christians to be active in politics, and some traps to avoid.
(February 7, 2022)
Two more ways the modern church ignores how and what Jesus taught, but we could easily change.
(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.
(November 3, 2021)
My journey, and maybe your journey too, in understanding the Old Testament and learning to appreciate it and understand the obvious problems.