Tag: mission

Does Jesus want action more than belief?
(February 21, 2024)

What is the core of Jesus’ life and teachings, the atonement or the Sermon on the Mount? Perhaps they booth are central?

Salvation by faith alone?
(February 15, 2024)

Can we be saved by simply believing in Jesus? Is it really so easy? Or do Jesus’ own words show us a little more is required?

A more loving and inclusive church
(February 2, 2024)

The latest post, Becoming a more loving church, outlines a few things I learnt at a recent Future Church conference. You may find it interesting.

Feeding the hand that bites you
(January 28, 2024)

Who in the world is poor, and why? And why don’t things get better for them?

Is God woke?
(August 23, 2023)

Well the Barbie movie is out, with much fanfare. Most people seem to love it and think it’s fun. But a few are calling it feminist and “woke”. It’s not the only thing that is being criticised as “woke” these days. Political correctness is woke. Black Lives Matter is woke. Feminism is woke. These are […]

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. […]

Fears and aspirations revealed in art
(April 1, 2023)

Art by talented and thoughtful final year high school students shows how the coming generations feel about themselves, their families, the world and the future.

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 […]

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 […]