filling in some gaps

One of the questions that is filling lots of conversations i’m part of at the moment is whether we should try to talk people back into the church (or change the church to make people want to stay), or whether there’s life beyond the church and christian faith. i’ve become quite nervous about naming where…

History of God

i’m reading Karen Armstrong’s “History of God” at the moment. i thought it would be really dry, but i’m absolutely engrossed. She outlines the evolution of humankind’s perceptions and understanding of God through history. She skates over some things, it’s certainly not the whole picture (how could it be?), and i’d want to question her…

taking leave

thanks to mike for all the behind the scenes work on this blog during the week. there’ll be some visible changes soon. i’ve written for the Sunday Age today. i’ve started writing for the paper on a semi-regular basis… the link to the article is broken, but here it is as a pdf: God in…