Tag: western society

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?

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.

Two kinds of christians? (An outsider's view)
(June 28, 2020)

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

The church after Covid?
(April 16, 2020)

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