The Humble King

The Humble King

We live in a culture of pride. We take for granted that independence, self-confidence, self-assertion, and self-direction, are all aspects of what it means to be a healthy human being. In contrast, the Bible demonstrates that this kind of self-focus is both dangerous...

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My Kingdom Come

My Kingdom Come

One aspect of a post-Christian society is the normality of pride. Pride no longer means arrogance. It means self-definition, self-assertion, self-confidence. This is all seen as good, normal, and healthy. We Christians need to understand this normalisation of pride...

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The Gospel in a Culture of Pride

The Gospel in a Culture of Pride

Contemporary Western society is post-Christian. "Christendom" - the time when Christian morality was accepted as good, and calling yourself "Christian" was equivalent to being an upright member of society - is well and truly in the past. Many books and articles...

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Freedom for Truth

Freedom for Truth

Religious freedom is in the media spotlight again. Someone has filed a complaint with the Tasmanian anti-discrimination commissioner against Presbyterian Church minister Campbell Markham for publicly upholding the traditional, "orthodox" view of human sexuality and...

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The Heresy of Heteronomy

The Heresy of Heteronomy

To live a Christian life today, we need to have a deep understanding of the dynamics that underlie both the Bible, and contemporary Western society. We need to be simultaneously deeply "theological" and "sociological". Only then will we truly understand how, and why,...

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Christian Courage this Easter

Christian Courage this Easter

This is going to be an interesting Easter season. In a previous era, under sociological conditions of “Christendom”, Christianity was sufficiently woven into the fabric of Australian society that even non-Christians accurately knew what the Bible claimed about God,...

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Kamal Weerakoon

Kamal Weerakoon

Kamal is a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He’s studying a PhD in inter-cultural ministry while ministering part-time at Epping Presbyterian Church and Macquarie Christian Union (AFES). He also serves as Thinking of God’s Director of Pastoral Initiatives.

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