Public Christians in a Secular Age makes the point that the future of faith requires Christians in business, ministry, and media not to be 'secular' but to reimagine life and activity according to a higher purpose.
The idea of universal perdition and double predestination produced fear of hell that could only be ameliorated by strict obedience to the will of God in all things.
Conservative evangelicals are usually influenced by the conservative ' spirit of the age'. That seems to be the common case in Australia.
Census 2022 reveals that only 44% of Australians believe in God.
The demise of religion could be a step in the right direction if it related to worship of the true God. We need to make it clear what will replace this breakdown of religion.
Although Jesus is not remembered mostly for his views on a living wage for his fellow carpenters and builders. It doesn't mean he did not have them.
The words of the prophet Hosea seemed to reach out to me from the pages of his book. It was a remarkable experience because in previous readings I had not paid much attention to what Hosea wrote.
Rival Orthodox denominations are attempting cultural genocide on the Macedonian Orthodox Curch.
While it is all very good to describe the bible as a great book of literature, if somewhat opaque in various places, this is not the view of the Church.
The rare Cassandras of the world can see exactly what is going to happen, but their curse is that most of the time no one listens to them.
But there's a paradox here. Have you thought how strange it is that Easter eggs are identified with one of the most horrific ways of killing a person?
'Just as it would be wrong to tell the Mardi Gras not to be gay, or to tell an ethnic body not to be ethnic, religious organisations must be allowed to remain religious in their guiding principles and practices.'