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Liturgical painting: Spem in Alium

Today we did a performance for the Good Friday gathering at Christ Church Hawthorn.  Tamie read through Isaiah 53 while I pitched blood and filth at a great white throne flicked clots of red paint at a white-sheeted chair.  It was a straightforward but powerful symbol of Jesus’ suffering for […]

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 […]

High Fidelity

It’s about a year since the so-called Lakeland Revival or Florida Outpouring began. It was purportedly the “third wave” after the 1994 movement known as the Toronto Blessing. Lakeland was an internet phenomenon, and had thousands of Christians entranced, confused or opposed to it.

Be stiff

The other night I was zoned out in front of Van Helsing before flipping over to ‘The book that shook the world’. It’s a doco about The Little Red Schoolbook, by Danish teachers Soren Hansen and Jesper Jensen, published in Australia in 1972.

More Church History II

Last post, I identified the need for Christians to trust Jesus to build his church. However, the other side of the ‘train track’ in this case is that, of course, God’s church consists of people, their actions and the faith they claim as their own. In the cases of Athanasius […]