Tag: Jesus

Jesus’ death and the “least of these”

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

God became a baby – who can understand it?

Christmas is about a baby and his mother. But there’s a lot more to think about than that, when we look for explanations.

Living the way of Jesus

What if, as well as talking and learning and speaking to others about our faith, we tried to put his radical teachings into practice in our daily lives?

Was Jesus a socialist?

Some christians are accusing others of being socialists, as if that’s bad. But is it? Are Jesus’ teachings socialist?

Getting to know Nazareth

Archaeology continues to reveal new insights into Jesus’ boyhood town and the culture of its inhabitants.

Brad Jersak on God, love, atonement and life

North American writer, teacher and theologian, Brad Jersak, was in Australia recently, and we were able to spend a day hearing him sharing his convictions about God and his love, Jesus and the atonement, and life. There was a lot to like and learn from, and some challenging ideas – all worth sharing with you.

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 […]

A body born again

Book Review: Metanoia by Anna McGahan. Once I started reading this remarkable book I was hooked. I want to tell you why I think it is so worth reading.

Christianity, pluralism and truth

This challenging book was published 7 years ago, but I hadn’t come across it until I found it in a pop-up bookshop selling off remaindered books. I thought it would have something interesting to say to me, and I was right. It raises some important issues and I think it is worth sharing where it […]

Christians and politics – a deep devastation or glorious triumph?

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 […]