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Crisis of faith

If you call yourself a Christian, stop for a moment and consider something. How important do you believe your faith is? I’m guessing it’s a pretty big deal. It’s your response to God, right? You probably cherish it, that responsibility or choice of yours. Of course that brings tensions: what […]

Belief as a ‘work’

A common refrain that I hear from friends and family is, “I’m a Christian. I don’t read the Bible / go to church / pray OR I get drunk / swear / sleep around. But I believe.” And they’re right, aren’t they? The important thing is belief, right? Like Paul […]

You: An Introduction (Book Review)

You: An Introduction is by Aussie theologian Michael Jensen. It’s like Nooma in a book. The idea is that, in our hyperlinked, high-octane world, there are new tensions in the questions we have about human identity. Michael seeks to sketch out the Bible’s perspective on these modern dilemmas.

Neuromancer

Neuromancer is a sacred text of pop culture. It’s where terms like ‘cyberspace’ and ‘the matrix’ were popularised. With its release in 1984, William Gibson set the standard for cyberpunk fiction (it was somewhat prefigured by the 1982 film Blade Runner). The fabric of Neuromancer’s world has since seeped into […]

Goodbye for now, Adelaide

We leave for Melbourne in a few days. Our Greek intensive at Ridley Melbourne begins on 2 Feb. We’d especially like to thank all our friends at St Matt’s and SAS for your support and prayers as we leave. St Matt’s is our home church and we’re sad to be […]

The ‘irrelevant’ God meets Australia

Part of my experience of studying English at uni involved coming to understand and appreciate a post-modern approach to literature. In essence, the post-modern upholds that the reader, not the author, determines the meaning of a text. Thus, authorial intent does not trump ‘what I got out of it’. The […]

Prayer priorities

As I gear up for study, I want to renew my prayer life. I’ve always felt a tension between the tremendous importance of prayer and my desperate failure to pray. I’ll write progressively more about praying in months to come. In the meantime, here are a few thoughts rehashed from […]