Belling The Cat: Your Responses To “The Real Reasons Your People Aren’t Turning Up To Church Every Week”

If the number of hits is any indication, then my last blog post struck a chord.  And it’s not just the number of hits, it’s on FB, privately to me, and on the comments section of the blog. People said things as simple as “Phew!”  They thanked me for articulating what they felt. They felt […]

The Real Reasons Your People Aren’t Turning Up To Church Every Week

As a church pastor I suppose I should say “amen” when I read yet another article about the hit and miss attendance of church goers in this generation compared to what was the case up until the 1970s. I should say “amen”, but I’m cautious. Writing in The Gospel Coalition’s Australian site, Queensland Baptist Pastor […]

When the agnostics are telling us to go to church, something’s up

When the agnostics are telling us to go to church, something’s up.  When the secular writers are starting to express concern at how the loss of any coherent narrative is fracturing our culture, then we know the post-Christian thing is starting to bite. It’s been interesting this Easter watching secular and public writers start to […]

Storks Deliver Babies: Vultures Steal Them

Breaking News: 15 year old girl and 14 year old boyfriend kidnap their own baby! Seven News reports: Jenifer Morrison, 15, and her fiancé Jayden Lavender, welcomed little Aria into the world four days ago. The teenage parents are struggling to understand why they’ve been separated from their newborn daughter. “I don’t know what I’ve […]

Christian: We Don’t Need No Prayer Room

The decision by the Royal Adelaide Hospital to build a prayer room for Muslims, but no dedicated chapel for Christians, merely a multi-faith room instead, has drawn predictable ire from the likes of Australian Conservatives leader Senator Cory Bernardi. The Australian newspaper today reported Bernardi  saying he is “sick and tired” of the constant accommodation […]