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Confrontational Sensitivity

I’ve heard it said that Adelaide people are ‘polite’ before. But let me put it out there – Melbourne people are forthright. I could say ‘rude’, but that’s a little too strong. Of course it’s only a generalisation, a trend I’ve noticed since being in Melbourne (just as Adelaideans’ reputation […]

Shape for praying

I’m a little uneasy in posting this one.  I could appear pious.  Or I could appear weak and fallible, which would make me seem even more pious.  I just hope, if you read on, that you’ll find some encouragement.  If a ‘prayer life’ sounds big or fancy to you, I […]

Re-emerging

America has long been seen as the premier Christian nation (if such a thing is possible).  Since its foundation, there has been an amazing amount of Christian language and influence embroidered in American public life.  And the thing that evangelicals from the rest of the world have found exciting, like […]

Weakness

Our minister, Mark, runs a group on Monday nights for his interns and others interested in full time ministry. Last Monday, we spent some time looking at some leadership theory and in particular, the work of a secular writer, A. Mant. One part of the readings considered the key disqualifiers […]