Tag: christians

Not looking to our own interests?
(June 7, 2022)

Were christians pressed to vote for narrow self interest rather than the broad issues of inequality and unjustice that Jesus cared so much about?

Who’s afraid of faith deconstruction?
(March 17, 2022)

There’s a lot of talk about faith deconstruction. Is it dangerous, dishonest and leads to warmed over Buddhism? Or does it release people from toxic religion?

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.

When faith becomes a struggle
(January 4, 2022)

If you were raised in the christian faith, you may feel the need to review what you believe and let go of what doesn’t pass the test. Here’s a guide and an encouragment.

Jesus’ death and the “least of these”
(April 1, 2021)

Who did Jesus die for? Do the poor, the outcast and the forgotten get any special treatment? Jesus seems to hint at this.

Christians and cultural Marxism
(March 7, 2021)

Is being a christian “cultural Marxist” worse than being a heretic? Why are christians so polarised these days?

Donald Trump and the prophets
(November 13, 2020)

American christians are deeply polarised over their response to Donald Trump. Why is this, and where does it leave the church?

Worrying you can’t believe in the Old Testament any more
(September 16, 2020)

A conversation about how it feels to question the Old Testament while continuing to believe in Jesus.

Christian nationalism: will the true christians please stand up!
(September 1, 2020)

Is a new religion of christian nationalism being formed in the US, and in Australia? Or is it an old heresy re-vitalised?

When Jesus becomes a slogan
(July 5, 2020)

Jesus told a little parable against the Jewish religious leaders that I don’t recall ever hearing anyone preach on. It’s in Matthew and Luke, and it tells of two sons.