“Sometimes, Hem, things change, and they are never the same again. This looks like one of those times. That’s life! Life moves on. And so should we.” Haw - one of the ‘Little People’ in ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ by Dr Spencer Johnson ****** The trail of history is marked with many … Continue reading Mega-Shift – Uncomfortable Questions
‘It’s more missionaries we need, without more missionaries we will lose’ ****** In this series of posts on the topic of what I call the ‘Biggest Elephant’ I have mentioned a number of characteristics of the Australian church (see 'Something Completely Different') which are to various degrees causative factors in the Western Church’s chronic … Continue reading The Biggest Elephant – It’s a Jungle Out There!
“It’s more missionaries we need, without more missionaries we will lose” ****** In my previous post on the ‘Biggest Elephant’ topic I mentioned a number of characteristics of the Australian church (discussed more fully in the 'Something Completely Different' booklet) which are to various degrees causative factors in the Church’s chronic lack of missional … Continue reading The Biggest Elephant – Challenges Yes – Excuses No
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand in the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” ‘God Knows’ – Millie Haskins ******** I was walking along our local beach recently when I encountered a woman with two dogs both of which … Continue reading The Hand of God
The general subject of this booklet is the Missional Malaise that now infects the whole Australian church landscape. The specific subject is the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, arguably still the strongest part of the Australian non- Catholic Church and thus of broader relevance to the wider church. While the specific focus is Sydney, it can … Continue reading The Missional Malaise – Time for Something Completely Different
A while ago I watched a portion of one of the now ancient “Carry On” comedy movies. It must have been a very bad night on TV! Which one of the series I cannot remember but in the bit I saw a caveman had come up with a new invention, namely the “Square Wheel”. However, … Continue reading Square Wheels Aren’t Funny