Tag: western society

Religion & politics: unequally yoked?
(June 21, 2022)

Do religion and politics mix? There are good easons for christians to be active in politics, and som traps to avoid.

Lessons from the election
(May 25, 2022)

The Australian election is over and I can resume normal life. But I’ve learned a few interesting lessons along the way. How it went down (info for non-Aussies) The outgoing Australian government was ultra conservative and, it seemed to me, negligent, profligate and arguably corrupt. Australia was way behind the rest of the developed world in […]

When it is hard to be a pacifist
(March 2, 2022)

The Ukraine conflict leads me to some conflicting thoughts about war, justice, non-violence and the Sermon on the Mount.

The harm a church can do
(September 30, 2021)

Stories have started to emerge, the last few years, about abuse suffered in churches. It is good to listen, and learn ….. and respond.

The church: irreconcilable differences?
(July 13, 2021)

Recent books suggest the church is becoming irrevocably divided. Is it too late to do something about it?

Christians and cultural Marxism
(March 7, 2021)

Is being a christian “cultural Marxist” worse than being a heretic? Why are christians so polarised these days?

Donald Trump and the prophets
(November 13, 2020)

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!
(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. […]

Was Jesus a socialist?
(July 29, 2020)

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