Tag: western society

The sin of inequality
(November 30, 2023)

Inequality of income and opportunity is the cause of many evils in the world, yet we western Christians find it hard to avoid it. What should we do?

Is modern western Christianity too unspiritual?
(July 17, 2023)

Do you feel close to God? Would you describe yourself as a spiritual person? Have you ever had a meaningful experience of God that has impacted you deeply? I have to confess I must answer “no” to each of those questions. My faith is much more based on facts and ideas and knowledge. But everyone […]

Do we want fewer abortions?
(May 14, 2023)

Most of us would agree that reducing the number of abortions would be a good thing. But what is the best way to achieve that?

Can doing evil sometimes be good?
(April 19, 2023)

A bunch of people were attending a meeting in a church in Sydney, not a church service, but a meeting to discuss gender politics and impacts on children. There were some protesters there too. Then things turned ugly and a mob attacked with glass bottles and rocks. People screamed and swore, a woman was punched. […]

Fears and aspirations revealed in art
(April 1, 2023)

Art by talented and thoughtful final year high school students shows how the coming generations feel about themselves, their families, the world and the future.

Wealth inequality is killing the poor
(February 6, 2023)

Globally, the very rich are paying less tax and getting even richer, while the poor can buy less because of inflation. Is this right?

Australia Day and sensitivity towards our indigenous brothers and sisters
(January 26, 2023)

Five years ago we attended a service of lament and support for indigenous christians who cannot celebrate Australia Day with the rest of the country. The service highlighted issues that I think we all wish weren’t there, or would go away. Last night we watched an online prayer service conducted by Aboriginal christians seeking to […]

The western church needs “something completely different”
(January 16, 2023)

“It’s no secret that the stars are falling from the skyIt’s no secret that our world is in darkness tonight.” U2, The Fly And it’s no secret that the church in the western world has lost credibility, numbers and influence. And that christian faith has been in decline in western countries as a proportion of […]

Good chocolate
(December 8, 2022)

As christians, our chocolate buying and eating habits can make an enormous difference, good or bad, to families living on the other side of the world.

8 actions to save God’s world and his people
(October 3, 2022)

The world is in a sorry state right now. Not only a brutal unjustified invasion of Ukraine with its accompanying atrocities, not only anti-democracy movements in many counties, but climate catastrophes. Record, unprecedented flooding in Europe, Pakistan and Australia. Fierce wildfires in the US, Europe and Australia. Destructive storms in the US and Japan. Worsening […]