Theology

“Sincere Christians can disagree about the details of Scripture and theology - absolutely.”

Billy Graham

April 4, 2016
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3 Reasons Why Martin Luther King Jr. May Be America’s Most Outstanding Theologian

Martin Luther King Jr’s name doesn’t seem to come up much in scholarly theological conversation these days, and that’s too bad. He is frequently discussed as an important figure in […]
March 30, 2016
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Religion of the Suburbs and the Doctrine of Sin: a Personal Pilgrimage…

Countering the concept of sin (and that event where it all started, known as ‘the fall’) were front and centre in the Christian theology of my childhood and youth. Regularly spoken […]
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
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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
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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

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 […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr