Responding to Jared C Wilson’s “Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible”

Jared C Wilson gets five out of five stars for his review of the state of Christian movies: Why Christian Movies Are So Terrible.  He nails it, especially the first point, that Christian movies are made, not by artists, but by propagandists. Wilson states: Christian movies are more akin to propaganda than art, because they […]

Some reasons why Millennials should get into traditional liturgy (and some reasons why they shouldn’t)

Contemporary is out.  Liturgy is the new black. A recent article in The Times confirms what I’ve been hearing anecdotally, and been witnessing among our own congregation: many Millennials returning to church are often not headed towards the large pentecostal churches, or the “pentecostal-lite”, or even the “evangelical-lite”, but towards liturgy. Now the article above is […]

The Respectful Relationships Program Could Start by Respecting Parents.

It would seem that the only relationship that isn’t respected by those rolling out the Trojan horse program Respectful Relationships into our schools, is the relationship between parents and their own children. Once Christmas ends, the first billboards from Officeworks are up, reminding parents that it’s back to school in only four weeks time!  Four […]

Why in 2019 The Tide For Evangelism Might Just Turn

There’s every chance that 2019 might just be a great year for evangelism in Australia. Every chance  a wave is coming in.  Every chance indeed. There are some telling signs. I was listening last week to the always excellent This Cultural Moment podcast, and Mark Sayers was observing that while it seems that the tide has […]