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Old Testament ethics for the university

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In campus chapel, a constant challenge is to bring the mind of the church and the mind of the university together. What I’ve outlined below is one of my attempts at this, a series of five theological reflections I gave earlier this year. It’s based on the work of Waldemar Janzen. The characters […]

Exile is what we make of it

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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 […]

Sunday is the worst day of the week

Every Sunday I think about that Huffington Post article written to parents of young children in church. And every Sunday I am unconvinced by it. We have no creche or Sunday school but each week at church, people say to me, ‘It’s fine for him to run around,’ ‘We don’t […]

City Wonder 27

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What do you make of this image? Where does it take you? City Wonder (introduction/all posts) is a series of visual meditations on the city, exploring themes like creativity, ecology and decay/renewal. Each image is a window into a realm or mindframe; an invitation to an ethos or concept; a meditation on histories […]