These words from christian and political leaders speak for themselves.
Last post I talked about how we seem to be living in a toxic world these days. Events in the two or three weeks since then have underlined this conclusion.
Do you ever think that life used to feel so simple, but not now? That somehow things are more complex, insane and toxic than they used to be? Do you ever feel a little overwhelmed by it all? Perhaps it’s a product of getting older, but I don’t think that’s all it is.
North American writer, teacher and theologian, Brad Jersak, was in Australia recently, and we were able to spend a day hearing him sharing his convictions about God and his love, Jesus and the atonement, and life. There was a lot to like and learn from, and some challenging ideas – all worth sharing with you.
Monthly challenge In 2015 all countries in the United Nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 goals which, if diligently pursued by all nations, would greatly improve peace and prosperity around the world. We are almost a third of the way through that time period. So how is the world going? Well, we allContinue reading “Amid the gloom, much good news”
Today is 26 January, Australia Day. Australia Day is a national public holiday, commemorating the beginning of the nation of Australia when Captain Arthur Phillip began a British penal colony on the shores of Sydney Harbour on January 26, 1788. Australia Day has become for most Australians the end of a summer holiday season thatContinue reading “Weep with those who weep”
Monthly challenge I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about people’s attitudes to climate change recently, and I am reinforced in the view that we (all people, but especially christians) have entered a new era.
Some of the happiest memories of my life are family holidays down the south coast of NSW when I was a boy. We’d go to bed early and at about 1 a.m. mum and dad would wake us up, we’d pack the car and set off. Down Mt Ousley in the night fog while usContinue reading “All is quiet on New Year’s Eve …. not!”
Three warnings to start with. This isn’t a Christmas post. This isn’t a political post. Although Donald Trump’s picture appears, it’s not really about him at all, though he is relevant. I am not an American, so I write as an outsider. This post is a response to a Christianity Today editorial and the publicContinue reading “Opposing Jesus …. in the name of Jesus”