When it comes to the environment, Australia can be a confusing environment. We know Australia is a place of both abundance and fragility. Solar energy is readily available at the neighbourhood level, and we’re pretty sensitive about water use — suburban Adelaide has had good water restrictions in place almost […]
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 […]
Late last semester I spoke at chapel on Mark 8 about denying yourself and taking up your cross to follow Christ. This is often a concept that others apply to Arthur and me as ‘missionaries’, which is ironic because this is a call to every believer. God forbid that ‘taking […]
OK, here goes, little insight into why you shouldn’t put missionaries on a pedestal. I said to Arthur the other day, this is what our life should be like:
After our lighthearted look at deputation yesterday, today I want to ask about the flip side of one of the mistakes I mentioned: is there a place for missionaries to be prophetic? Mistake #4 was: Guilting people about the good gifts God has given them. e.g. about their large home, iPad, multiple […]
On our recent trip to Songea, we saw a bit more of village life than we normally encounter in Dodoma. It’s one thing to want clean water and education for people caught in poverty, but I found myself pitying the people I saw because they will spend their lives in […]
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of The Biggest Loser. Last year I even went in the middle of the Hebrew intensive to see Shannan and Michelle at a local shopping centre! I’m excited that it’s back on and loving the early days of this ‘Families’ season.