Obsession with the 'centre'

Christian culture is near obsessed with the centre. Words like mainstream and crossover drip off the tongue like diamonds. Influence is king.
  • Happy Trees or was that Christmas Trees?

    Acting according to his characteristic anti-Christian agenda, President Obama and his servile White House advisers, for the first time in American History referred to their Christmas Trees as 'Happy Trees'.
  • Donald and Goliath!

    Is there a hidden ingredient behind the momentum of US President-elect Donald J. Trump? Could it be a divine hand has chosen him?
  • Is it safe to go home?

    During the final stages of World War 2 a German friend of ours who was in Intelligence in Italy issued his own set of papers, discharged himself from the crumbling German army, donned civilian clothes and then walked home.
  • We live in a beautiful world

    Don't laugh now, but the thought of snorkelling has always made me a little nervous. Breathing through a pipe while having your nose blocked made the word 'claustrophobic' come to mind, so I never felt the need to go out of my way to try it. That was, of course, until we recently visited the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Ancient is modern

    Some folk are wary of Anglicans, with their traditions and (sometimes) 'bells and smells', and all that high church stuff, but in reality the Anglican Church is a broad one, encompassing everything from very high formal to very low casual.
  • Change

    More and more [people] feel threatened by runaway technology, by large scale organisations, by overcrowding. More and more...are appalled at the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness.
  • Billy tea – thoughts on evangelism

    You're really not a true Aussie unless you have made real billy tea. Water in the billy on a campfire, throw in a handful of tea leaves and let it boil for a bit, then grab the billy's handle and swing it through 3600 to settle the tea leaves.
  • Victim

    When Jesus said, "the sons of this world are shrewder in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.", he highlighted the naivety of many religious people towards the workings of the world (Luke chapter 16 verse 8).
  • What is Truth?

    When Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate he said, "I have come into the world to bear witness to the truth." Pilate responded saying, "What is truth?"
  • Why you won't be spending eternity in heaven

    When I was a young Christian, about 30 years ago, I was taught that the kingdom of God meant one thing and one thing only. It was the place those of us in Christ go to spend eternity with him when we die.
  • Uncivil Disobedience

    I've been following the recent news about baby Asha with a mixture of horror and disbelief—firstly with some of the frankly repugnant statements that Peter Dutton has made, but also with the fact that the Opposition seems to lack any semblance of a spine.
  • An Ancient Antecedent... with a contemporary warning

    The amber spokes of fading daylight heralded the approach of evening, as the sun slipped behind the horizon, the warm summer winds continued to blow along the colonnades. The day had gone, but the night was yet young.
  • "Ya mon, no problem!"

    "Don't worry, be happy. Everything gonna be all right!" So sang Derek, our bus driver, as he cheerfully transported a dozen tourists, including myself, up Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain. By the time we reached the top he had us all singing it.
  • Mind over matter?

    The first three years of our lives have been called 'the incredible years'. That's because of the tremendous rate of development of our brains and when our fundamental neural pathways are formed.