Tag: Life

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?

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.

Save a life without leaving home

Monthly challenge May challenge: 4 men facing death sentence Amnesty International reports: We can help them

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: […]

How did we get here from there?

Last post I talked about how we seem to be living in a toxic world these days. Events in the two or three weeks since then have underlined this conclusion.

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 […]

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 […]

Signs of the times 1

On the wall at our local shopping mall. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2