Tag: western society

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?

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. […]

Was Jesus a socialist?

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

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.

Two kinds of christians? (An outsider's view)

A “heathen” notices that Right Wing Christians and Left Wing Christians have very different priorities.

The church after Covid?

The world will change after the coronavirus pandemic. But will the church change? Should it?

Help end child labour in the chocolate industry

Child labour and underpaid farmers are common in the chocolate industry. Chocolate companies promise to do better, so let’s encourage them to do so!

Short-sighted selfishness rules, OK? Part 2

The story so far …. A few weeks back I outlined how lack of foresight and turning a blind eye to facts means the Australian government is harming the people it represents and the country it governs. In this post I continue the sorry story with some facts about how our government, and most other […]

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