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Some stuff about sour dough and COVID vaccines, the death of religion, and the state of education

I”ve been a little busy recently with other work stuff, so not as much blog posting with material specifically for stephenmcalpine.com. But I do have some stuff from my Third Space musings, and will be posting in the future around the trend away from city living (a series that I started last week about the […]

John MacArthur: A petulant teen slamming doors in his parents’ house

US pastor John MacArthur is behaving like the moody teenager whose parents “know nothing” and should get out of his way and “don’t tell me what to do.” You know the type. The same moody teenager who is more than happy to take mum’s and dad’s money, drive their car and eat the meals pushed […]

A few wrong ‘uns from Stuart MacGill (response #2 to the Sydney Senior Minister Shortage)

The second innings of the Sydney Anglican Senior Minister drought began on The Pastor’s Heart last week with two Sydney rectors. And they pretty much played a straight bat. After all, if you’re facing a first innings deficit (I thought in my response to Phillip Jensen’s first outing, I put on a handy lead), you […]

The Sydney Anglican ministers’ drought: Why Shane Warne can’t tell us how to fix it

If you asked the legendary cricketer that is Shane Warne how he used to leg spin the Australian cricket team to victory he would kinda shrug his shoulders and say something like this: Dunno. Eat a can of beans first I suppose. Have a quick smoke behind the change rooms. Send a cheeky text to […]

Life In Wartime podcast; extremism at The Kitchen Table, and responses to the culture wars

What weapons are we using in the wartime we are experiencing? Are we falling into the same trap as the rest of the culture in thinking that if we just get a grip on the levers of power we can shape things the way we want them? Check out the latest Life In Wartime podcast […]