BLOGS INDEX

FILTER BY
Latest blog posts
When Your Doctor Diagnoses You as Racist image
When Your Doctor Diagnoses You as Racist

The news today that some two thousand doctors have signed a petition backed by the Australian Medical Association that those who oppose same sex marriage are acting like racists is a portent of the future. You can read the full article here. In fact the future has arrived a lot

The Exilic Church Defies, Declares, Dies and Is Delivered image
The Exilic Church Defies, Declares, Dies and Is Delivered

The Book of Daniel has been a huge source of comfort and inspiration for me over the past few years, and increasingly so as I think about what it might mean for the church in the West to go into a more exilic time. https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daniel-in-the-lions-den-leonardo-digenio

The Day The Age Newspaper Agreed With Tony Abbott image
The Day The Age Newspaper Agreed With Tony Abbott

It’s rare for the left leaning Fairfax Media in Australia to agree with former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, on anything, but finally they do.  And it’s refreshingly honest. For while the former PM has been pilloried for his “alarmist” stance in promoting the “No” campaign in the same

Is the Church Merely a Parasite? image
Is the Church Merely a Parasite?

https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/siphonaptera-1446afe09d263e79253.png?w=640 We all know the list of descriptions used of the church in Scripture; body, temple, Israel of God, etc. Let me add a new one to that list, though not found in Scripture: “Parasite”. Sound attractive?  Thought not.  And

What True Diversity Looks Like image
What True Diversity Looks Like

The level of diversity among my church congregation on how to approach the same sex marriage postal vote is well beyond that of the progressive elite and their much vaunted diversity agenda. Let me be clear: When it comes to permission to differ on how to approach this vexing topic,

Prosperity Now! image
Prosperity Now!

https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/leap-of-faith-di.jpg?w=640 I’ve had a rethink on prosperity. The gospel of prosperity  A major rethink.  It must be cos I’m approaching fifty.  Midlife crisis passed me by, so three quarters it is. I need the bling. I need the car. I need

Mirrors 25th August 2017 image
Mirrors 25th August 2017

Have You Found Truth? my first sermon from the @CBS_UNSW mission last week  How do you talk about answers to prayer in an evangelistic sermon? My 2nd sermon from @CBS_UNSW mission This post misleadingly implies Xn ethics is just a matter of ‘opinion’, rather than

Levels of agreement with fellow Christians on political matters image
Levels of agreement with fellow Christians on political matters

It's tricky when Christians speak up in public, especially if they experience opposition... because I want to stand side by side with my fellow believers. My instinct is to stand with them, even if I don't fully agree with them, rather than throw them under the bus for

 < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›
  • 2
  • 233