Tag: mission

Christian nationalism: will the true christians please stand up!
(September 1, 2020)

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
(August 14, 2020)

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?
(July 18, 2020)

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
(July 5, 2020)

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
(May 31, 2020)

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?
(May 15, 2020)

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

Following Jesus 1.01
(April 9, 2020)

Some people have their bucket list – the things they want to do before they kick the bucket. And occasionally you hear people ask “What would you do if you knew you had one day to live?” The answer is often something wild – eat junk food, drink expensive wine, go crazy, self-indulge. This evening […]

Amid the gloom, much good news
(February 8, 2020)

Monthly challenge – supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

Weep with those who weep
(January 26, 2020)

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 […]

A lead role in a cage?
(December 3, 2019)

Pink Floyd’s 1975 album Wish You Were Here is one of my favourites. The theme of the evocative album is the band’s feeling about Syd Barrett, their former bandmate, who had crashed out due to drugs and a mental condition that made it impossible for him to play his part in the band.