Hey Leaders: Let’s Do Hard (Christian)Things

Do Hard Things I love the new book by high performance coach Steve Magness, Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness. I’ve followed Steve’s career as a high performance coach since he was the whistle-blower at the Nike Oregon Project, in which marathon legend Alberto Salazar sailed […]

Five Lessons That Big Ange Can Teach Christian Leaders

My Big Ange Dilemma I am a Gunners supporter. An Arsenal Football Club tragic. From way back. 1980. Living in Australia watching late night replays as a band of white English blokes hoof the ball forward for a nil-all draw on a muddy pitch in the shadows of the standing-only chilly Highbury terraces. Now? It’s […]

Hey Christians: Let’s All Give Two Cheers For Nominalism

Nominalism Schnominalism Nominal Christianity has become the whipping boy for many a consultant/speaker on the Christian circuit these days. In fact it’s become a whole cottage industry. To my shame, I have veered dangerously close to it myself in presentations. Especially when I say things like “It’s only when Christianity is believed and practiced by […]

The Matildas: It’s All About Football, Sex and Transcendence.

And He Scores! I remember the best goal I ever scored in a football match. Okay, in a soccer match for you minority football codes in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. That goal! It had a sense of, a sense of transcendence. My best goal ever. A desperately fast back-and-forth cup final match, when […]

Victoria’s Anti-Conversion Legislation Promotional Is A Soothing Bed-Time Story

The Victorian Government has just published its media information pack on conversion therapy. And I’ve gotta say, the YouTube video its has produced takes the biscuit. And it’s taken a leaf out of casting central, by employing Mr Bed Time Story Guy to provide the voice over. As I was watching it I wanted to […]

I’m Reading “The Case For Christian Nationalism”, So That You Don’t Have To (Pt 1)

We’ll get to Stephen Wolfe’s The Case For Christian Nationalism in a moment, but first… It’s an angry political world. And Christians are not immune. Angry Politics I am not immune. You are not immune. It’s angry politics at twenty paces – even among Christians. I’m a conservative so I get angry from the Right. […]