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Two reflections on communitarian visions

I. In some American circles there’s a hubbub about Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option, and some Australians are interested. Stephen McAlpine, a pastor in Perth, seems to see the Benedict Option as the standout example of faithful communitarian vision, or maybe as an umbrella term for such. To my mind, the […]

When I’m asked, ‘Is it safe?’

I read a brilliant article the other day about the question, ‘But, is it safe?’ We’re getting this question all the time as we prepare to go back to Tanzania. At one level I think people are probably just asking, ‘is there a war on there?’ because that’s the common portrayal […]

Making the Word flesh

In one of my presentations at a recent conference, I talked about the supremacy of God’s word, the word as the presence and power of God. As I concluded my session, the presenter of the next session arrived. Part way into his session, he happened to make the same point […]