Advent calls us to look forward. Place not your trust in the deception of human progress but the coming judgment and righteousness of God. This sermon was delivered at Leichhardt Uniting Church on the first Sunday of Advent 2018. “O my God, in you I trust”Read More
Is Christianity just another Inside/Outside division? Is it the only one? Is the the dissolution of all such boundary markers? Is this post solely questions? Not solely, no.
"Does not Christianity revolve around the outsider, the wholly other? Because Christ, who being in very nature of God (eternally inside), did not consider being inside with God something to be used to his advantage and instead made himself nothing, took himself outside, by taking the very nature of a servant, and remained committed to the outside, even to the point of death on a cross (Phil 2:4-8, loose translation)."Read More
Radical Theology has a lot to say about hope - the "quintessential postmodern virtue" (Caputo). So what are some of the characteristics of this virtue? What is the nature of the hope that Radical Theology espouses?Read More
An extended reflection in two parts 1) why, despite the move away from Christianity and the church's diminishing public influence, do people continue to employ Jesus as an argument in political and cultural debates. 2) With that background in mind, what positive claims about Jesus can we contribute to these discussions (in an attempt to save Jesus from becoming just another trump card).
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This is my confession - that so often when faced with opposition, or perturbed and confronted by adversaries, I find that rather than loving my enemies I desire their destruction. A wholly unholy desire.Read More