March 30, 2016

Standing on the Outside: the Challenge of Radical Islam to West and the Christian Church

Cold Chisel’s classic Australian anthem ‘Standing on the Outside’ always made me think about how outsiders – or those seen as the other – perceive Australia’s good life. The anti-West polemic which is attracting countless people […]
July 23, 2015

Celebrate Ageing in the Church

Google search “Ageing Church Congregations” and see what you get.  I just tried and got lots of articles about the problem of ageing congreagtions and generally discussed in terms of […]
April 2, 2015
Reclaim the common good

Whatever Happened to the “Common Good”?

There is a great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality. Yesterday’s paper reported big business in Australia took $25 billion in tax relief during 2014; this is enough […]
December 12, 2014


Commissioning is a word with many meanings. Looking on the internet one definition said that “Commissioning is the process of specifying, securing and monitoring services to meet people’s needs at […]