Is Apple TV’s Ted Lasso a Christ figure that inspires us to live like Jesus? Or does he represent a Christless Christianity that sells us God’s kingdom without the king? Did Ted Lasso do what Jesus would do this Christmas?
Yesterday’s heroes were the cowboy and rock star. Today’s hero is the entrepeneur. Our heroes tell us who we are in the age we live. But can they interpret Christian life and mission? Are apostles also entrepeneurs?
Can mony buy us love? Or make us happy? The Sixties revolution promised love and peace but then sold out to the market. The hippies grew up into boomer yuppies. Their children defined by demographics and brands. Can we still find love without money?
We are all children of the 60s, even millenials. A lot happened then that shapes our world now. But the decade that opened with the promise of liberation and peace ended with riots and body bags returning from Vietnam. What happened to ‘all you need is love’ and the revolution?
Do accidents just happen? Or do we encourage bad driving by designing cars where we do less of the driving? Have we hard wired a consumer ethic into our automated technologies of distraction in our quest for freedom? 9 minutes read
Church authority has devolved from the Pope in Rome to the Protestant clergy industry. The increased fragmentation of denominations in a post Covid church will precipitate a further crisis in church leadership and denominational authority. How might church leadership change and adapt in the post Covid church?
It’s not just churches that are dying. Covid will hit church denominations as we emerge into a new post Covid world. Increased volatility will disrupt denominational structures throwing up new challenges for church leaders.
The number one question for many of us in church leadership this last year has been, what will church look like coming out of Covid lockdown into a new kind of normal? Will we recover and get back to a… Read More ›
Working from home in Covid lockdown has seen an increase in work productivity. We seem to be caught up in an endless cycle of work without reprieve. It seems harder than ever to rest when you can’t even take a holiday away in lockdown! Have we forgotten the meaning of Sabbath? 6 minute read
Welcome to Melbourne. The most locked down city in the world. Us Aussies are a compliant lot, but a year and a half of six lock downs are taking their toll on the easy going ‘she’ll be right mate’ attitude…. Read More ›