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Gender Transitioning: its possibilities and limitations

Eternity on transgender and transitioning Transgender is a complex issue. The one title ‘transgender’ seeks to capture a variety of conditions and personal situations –...

Chaste Christian Singleness Today

Chaste singles in a self-obsessed, hyper-sexualised society Sexually chaste Christian singles are such an important resource for the church today. As contemporary Western culture drifts...

The Risk of Being Rude – or, Honesty Really is the Best Policy

Over the last few years, I've had the privilege of being involved with a number of churches that have been seeking to revitalise their ministry....

Represent! What Premier Andrew’s asylum-seeker offer illustrates about leadership, character, and action

Over the last few years, Australia has become famous for its uncompromising stand on detaining asylum seekers – including children. The morality of this...

To be Christian is to be a Missionary

“Every Christian is a missionary” used to be a slogan to get churches revved up for an evangelistic season. I think it’s now becoming...

What Is Our Final Destination…?

Different cultures have different ways of dealing with our mortality In every culture, traditional funeral practices are seen as a barometer of the culture’s...

The Last Laugh: responding when someone mocks religion

Over the last couple of weeks, individuals and organisations all over the world have been responding to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France.  Now,...

Posts Worth Pondering

Christianity Today have posted their twenty most-read articles of 2014. Here are my top three (in no particular order) of those twenty. As far...

The Tragedy of Christmas

We, of all people, should have been ready for it.  Christians, I mean.On Monday 15 December, self-styled ‘Sheik’ Haron Monis took the staff and customers...

The Dynamics of Faithfulness 5: Conclusion

This post concludes my series reflecting on the Tim Keller Redeemer City to City conference earlier this year.Tim’s last major address was on the...