Tag: christians

Worrying you can’t believe in the Old Testament any more

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!

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

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.

Two kinds of christians? (An outsider's view)

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

Prayer, mental health, God, church …. and Covid-19

In these troubled times, people’s mental health is under stress, but there are things we can all do, and churches can do, to help.

5 ways to live in a toxic world

A few weeks back I posted about living in a toxic world, because of unattractive and nasty things I was seeing: Lack of compassion and loss of community Polarisation and tribalism Triviality The dumbing down of politics The rich control the media A number of political ploys seem to have led us to this point: […]

They said what !!???

These words from christian and political leaders speak for themselves.

Living in a toxic world

Do you ever think that life used to feel so simple, but not now? That somehow things are more complex, insane and toxic than they used to be? Do you ever feel a little overwhelmed by it all? Perhaps it’s a product of getting older, but I don’t think that’s all it is.

Weep with those who weep

Today is 26 January, Australia Day. Australia Day is a national public holiday, commemorating the beginning of the nation of Australia when Captain Arthur Phillip began a British penal colony on the shores of Sydney Harbour on January 26, 1788. Australia Day has become for most Australians the end of a summer holiday season that […]

Opposing Jesus …. in the name of Jesus

Three warnings to start with. This isn’t a Christmas post. This isn’t a political post. Although Donald Trump’s picture appears, it’s not really about him at all, though he is relevant. I am not an American, so I write as an outsider. This post is a response to a Christianity Today editorial and the public […]