We Christians have expected post-Christendom Australia to be pretty easy-going, wrote Stephen McAlpine a couple of weeks ago — but the harsh reality is Babylon, which he calls Exile Stage Two. In a follow-up post, he characterises this experience as a cage fight. Here’s my response. Exile is a given […]
Cards on the table: I belong at least loosely in the complementarian camp, though most people we meet are surprised by that, which is either an indictment of Arthur and me as complete hypocrites, or a wonderful compliment because in our view, good complementarians should look like egalitarians (and the […]
Over the last year I’ve plowed through a lot of short fiction and continued to nurture my interest in speculative fiction by women, but here are some of my highlights.
Tanzania Snapshots are short videos on hot topics, an educational library of cross-cultural perspectives designed for our partner churches.
In Australia, what kind of church do you go to? A uni church? Church in a cinema? A night service, or maybe a family service? There are quite a few different choices, but I want to suggest here that there’s more to these configurations than just timetabling and location. In Australia we have […]
Mark Durie writes in Eternity, ‘A truly Christian response to the multi-faceted challenge of “Muslims behaving badly” must embrace both truth and love in equal measure.’ He goes on to outline what truth and love involves. In the middle, Durie says: Truth will also acknowledge that many Muslims vehemently reject […]
It’s all over social media, but I reckon it’s too easy for me to look at it through my own cultural goggles, so here are some of the questions I’ve been asking. In particular, I’ve been trying to listen more closely to people on the ground, like Jeremy Courtney who […]