First thoughts on “No Conviction” from The Orthodox Heretic

In this story Rollins challenges us that the internal life of the soul isn’t actually the state-challenging faith that Jesus championed. I think one of the things that I’m trying to do, or would critique about Rollins here is that, yes I would like to be challenging the structures that are against the Kingdom, but…

Mosaic 6pm as Baptist and Missional in Identity

Identity is the buzzword of the early 21 st Century, and often as Christians we have a lack of identity. This lack of identity is most pronounced in our communal coming together, bombarded by Western individualism there is a lack of communal story. For the 6pm congregation of Mosaic Baptist Church this is no different,…

Let Justice Roll On…

Over the past week or so a controversy has flared up in the US over how identity politics should be interacted with within the Church and how it relates to the Gospel. After reading the prominent statements from both sides my fear is that this controversy has more heat to it than actual fire, and…

On Leadership

One of the things I have been thinking about is leadership in the style of Christ. As I read through Treading Lightly I saw a similarity between Australian Aboriginal styles of leadership with what I believe that the New Testament holds up as the ideal. In the West we have largely found ourselves gravitating towards a…

Ruins

Another year goes by Another turning of the circle I find myself questioning I find myself wondering Where does true faith lie Amongst the scattered ruins of Christendom How long must we dredge through these desolate places Wandering hither and thither Till we come again Face to face with the incarnate Messiah That babe in…

On the Nazism within

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy…

My response to the current political millieu

Over the past year as I have tried to navigate through the supercharged political millieu my political stance has solidified as even more extreme 😃 cause that’s not toxic at all 😝 I now class myself as a Christian Anarchist. Those that I have talked with already about this are confused by the terminology (and…

If this is Worship

The opening notes shatter my reverie. If this is living If this is worship Then what do I do in finding Christ at the bottom The bottom of a stranger’s beer In the eyes of a stoner in the gutter Where is the rending of the heart for the broken world? Where are our open…

A step towards Wigan Pier

Shall we do theology in the safety of our Armchairs, or in the coal mines of Wigan Pier? Last time I read a Theology that purported to be a Theology on Wigan Pier it was merely an Armchair Theology with bones thrown to the Pierites, a neatened, tidied up Wigan Pier with the smells of…

Dying for the Justice of God

We live and we die waiting for the justice of God, Our hearts rent open, bleeding, We try pressing bloodstained bandages to the festering wounds of the world. This stark, desolate utopia once called the Kingdom of God Now naked having deposed her King Perhaps thinking that medicine supplied might work without him. Where are…