Theology

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

Billy Graham

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
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

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 […]
August 29, 2014

Finding Belonging

The world can be a pretty inhospitable place for those who are considered to be different. In a world that is trapped in its perceptions of beauty, vitality, intelligence, youth and […]
July 13, 2014

When Christians differ the most important message we have to offer is the love of Jesus.

Differences among Christians on human sexuality and the sanctity of human life often appear intractable. Countless gay and lesbian people have felt ostracized by Christian people and the church and […]

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

Martin Luther King Jr