Category: Theology


When a person speaks about his or her success in ministry, the response from others is often lukewarm. Perhaps it’s a Christian version of the so-called ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’, in which Aussies habitually cut down high achievers to the median level of mediocrity. But is this a Christian response?

Read my answer in my article at sydneyanglicans.net.

Have you ever been involved in creating a mission or purpose statement for a Christian group? If you have, then you will know the challenge in trying to generate a sentiment that is broad enough to include every possible activity of the organisation, and yet narrow enough to help define the core passion.

Read my conclusions in my article at sydneyanglicans.net.

As a result of market-driven ministry models, many churches have tried to work out how to make church more tasty (i.e. entertaining).

Read my thoughts in my article at sydneyanglicans.net.

How often have you heard the saying “Preach the gospel always, and if necessary use words”? This oft-repeated quote from St Francis of Assisi is often bandied around as a reminder that our actions speak louder than words. Yet, this motivation to live good lives can easily turn into an excuse not to speak at all.

Read my full thoughts in my article at sydneyanglicans.net.

It is difficult to argue with C. S. Lewis’ famous sentiment that “pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world”. But what do you do when your nation is characterized by health and prosperity? How can God’s message be heard above the deafening sound of materialism?

Read the answer in the full article at your.sydneyanglicans.net.

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