Tag: mission

Next steps along the Way?

It’s easier to deconstruct faith, but harder to reconstruct. This book has some good ideas.

How to make disciples in 2021?

How can we pass on faith to the next generation? Here are some ideas, based on many years of experience, that should be useful to parents and church leaders.

Donald Trump and the prophets

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

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?

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?

Don’t miss the moment

Someone I know had an interesting picture come into their mind recently. They were lying in bed, about to drift off, when they “saw” a group of people standing near the edge of a cliff, a little like the one in the picture above. The people were looking this way and that over unexplored territory. […]

Is it time to ditch the sermon?

Protestant church services have included long sermons since before we were all born. But the coronavirus pandemic may be changing all that.

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.

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.

Will Covid-19 change the church?

A recent report offers hope that churches may make some helpful changes that will improve how they serve the world.