The Misshapen Church and the Rabbit Hole to Weird-Land

          “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.”                                                                           … Continue reading The Misshapen Church and the Rabbit Hole to Weird-Land

In the ‘Degradation’ – What About the Children?

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;                                           Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”                                          … Continue reading In the ‘Degradation’ – What About the Children?

Communication Equals Transmission Plus Reception

‘‘We need to learn to speak in the ‘Vulgar’ tongue to ‘Vulgar’ people’ Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer (in his preface to the ‘Great Bible) In these 21st century times the church faces the challenge of doing mission to its own culture, a culture (I have described in another article as ‘Morphtopia’) in which there … Continue reading Communication Equals Transmission Plus Reception

The Morphtopian Odyssey

It was hard to believe but there it was on the news. A new and previously unknown civilization had been found in the depths of the South American jungle. The people who discovered it named it ‘Morphtopia’. On hearing about this new people group mission organisations decided to make it a priority to send missionaries. … Continue reading The Morphtopian Odyssey

Kingdom Outbreaks

There is a scene in C. S. Lewis story of the ‘Horse and His Boy’ in the Narnia series, where the lost, friendless ‘boy’ Shasta journeying on a very unruly horse through deep darkness with tears rolling down his face, has a terrifying experience when he suddenly senses-  “That someone or somebody was walking beside … Continue reading Kingdom Outbreaks

Science, the Bible and Faith

There has been much discussion in recent times regarding the concept of intelligent design: i.e. the claim that there are aspects of the universe which are far too complex for them to occur without being deliberately designed. This has generated a hot debate about what should be taught in schools, should children learn just the … Continue reading Science, the Bible and Faith

Mission and ‘Messy Theology’

  “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong”                                                                                                      Joseph L Pearce                         ****************************************  I have always had a great interest in science, particularly new discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, the science of stars, black holes, how the universe works etc. and now in the current debates about quantum … Continue reading Mission and ‘Messy Theology’

A Brave New World of Nothing

So we come once again to that annual festival of the ‘celebration of nothing’, otherwise known as New Year, an artificial date with no meaning (it is not even midwinter). As we do so I am reminded once again of Aldous Huxley the writer of “Brave New World” a story of a futuristic, totalitarian and … Continue reading A Brave New World of Nothing

A True Post Modernist

Intriguing statement by the the leader of the Australian opposition Bill Shorten in his speech to the Australian Christian Lobby today. He claimed to believe in God and marriage equality. A weird paradox really for while Mr Shorten believes in 'marriage equality (i.e same sex marriage) the God he claims to believe in doesn't! Now … Continue reading A True Post Modernist