Alexander Gillespie

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Alexander Gillespie is an Arts Honours graduate of the University of Sydney. Particular fields of interest include Nineteenth-Century migration history, conceptual philosophy, social policy and ecclesiology. He currently lives in Sydney with his wife and enjoys researching and writing.

  • The dead  -  respect and reverence

    I had the pleasure of walking in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, wherein, amongst the magnificent scenery I happened upon an antechinus.

  • Kingdom Defeats FOMO

    Spending eternity with God is so much greater than anything else we can experience that we shouldn’t worry about missing out in this life. This can empower change in our lives as we challenge ourselves on what we are clinging to in this broken world.

  • Greed and Giving: Wealth and God

    Wealth captures our trust by opening opportunities and fulfilling many of our needs, but so often the love of money leads to an unhealthy view of the world. This disturbingly broad trust in wealth doesn’t just blind us to our obligations to each other, but also creeps into Christian worship of God.

  • Reflections on Government, Revolution and the spreading of the Gospel

    I once heard it said that the role of government is to aid in the spreading of the Gospel. That the security it provides goes towards this and that ultimately all states are working according to God's plan. While I believe this to be true I want to explore these ideas somewhat, and set forward some 'food for thought'.

  • Animals and judgement: The fate of our furry (and furless) friends

    When I was younger, I frequently wondered what happened to animals when they died.

  • Dealing with Desire

    Human desires seem to lead us toward destructive actions, but should we shed our desires to relieve suffering? Where does desire fit in a Christian worldview?

  • Law, Fear and Justice – God and the State

    These are words that set my mind on edge, an unease on many levels: Uphold the law, and there will be nothing to fear. I’ve seen these words many times in many places, notably in a NAZI propaganda poster in WWII. However, the link between law and fear is not only in despotic states, but exists almost everywhere one looks.

  • People are not good enough, what do we need?

    I think we want to believe that people are ultimately good. It is more comfortable to think that evil is limited to a select few bad guys in the world who are responsible for all of it, and hence that average people are fine.

  • Why does prayer devolve into teaching?

    Public prayer should never be primarily about teaching. While a well written prayer will remind people of the nature of God and may reveal more of that to the people praying, this is not its main function.

  • Social engineering—are our values being designed by the state?

    German life under Nazi rule is a vivid example of social engineering.