Tag: christians

“To live outside the law you must be honest”
(January 8, 2024)

Are you reviewing and changing your beliefs, moving on from the church you were once part of, or maybe even all churches. How then do you stay true to Jesus?

We need less Bible study!
(November 8, 2023)

Is Bible study helping us be better disciples of Jesus, or is Bible knowledge actually a substitute for obedience?

Faith is a journey
(September 16, 2023)

Do you see Christian faith as something fixed to hold onto, or as a journey of change? It is possible to see it in either way. But for me it has been a journey.

Is modern western Christianity too unspiritual?
(July 17, 2023)

Do you feel close to God? Would you describe yourself as a spiritual person? Have you ever had a meaningful experience of God that has impacted you deeply? I have to confess I must answer “no” to each of those questions. My faith is much more based on facts and ideas and knowledge. But everyone […]

Can doing evil sometimes be good?
(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. […]

How to be an unbalanced christian
(March 22, 2023)

Its pretty obvious that the world thrives on difference. We can see it in the climate, where temperature differences lead to differences in air pressure, so we have wind. We see it in ecology, where an ecosystem is made up of different plants and animals, each playing its part in sustaining that ecosystem. Take one […]

Wealth inequality is killing the poor
(February 6, 2023)

Globally, the very rich are paying less tax and getting even richer, while the poor can buy less because of inflation. Is this right?

Australia Day and sensitivity towards our indigenous brothers and sisters
(January 26, 2023)

Five years ago we attended a service of lament and support for indigenous christians who cannot celebrate Australia Day with the rest of the country. The service highlighted issues that I think we all wish weren’t there, or would go away. Last night we watched an online prayer service conducted by Aboriginal christians seeking to […]

I’m an individual, you can’t fool me!
(December 30, 2022)

The church needs individuals who can innovate in a Spirit-inspired way, but group think can stifle innovation in churches.

How well do you know the Christmas story?
(December 18, 2022)

The Christmas story is as old as time. We’ve heard it a hundred times, we’ve seen it, we’ve sung it. But how well do we know it really? Test yourself against these twelve questions. The questions Test yourself with these questions, then scroll down to see how well you went. The answers according to history I’ve […]