Would you act to end evil?

Would you act to end evil?

What will you do? A young man, bulky with muscle, skin blackened with Nazi tattoos, full of rage and spitting hatred is bent over and brutally beating a young woman. His hands are red with her blood. She is screaming for help. No one is coming. The man stands up to start kicking her with his boots. What will you do? Will you act to end evil?

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Explore Jesus online

Explore Jesus online

There is a lot of gold on the internet. And there is a lot of dross! Slowly but surely I’ve kept a list of some of the gold. As they say - just click on the links.

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Jesus and toxic masculinity

Jesus and toxic masculinity

Two types of masculinity – toxic and Jesus – are on display in the Bible. Toxic masculinity is everywhere. Cain smashes the life from his brother Abel with a rock, Lamech celebrates his violence, Abraham risks his wife because of cowardice and so on. The list goes devastingly on and on. Even the great heroes of the faith show soul shuddering weakness. But there is also Jesus. And he reveals another masculinity.

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'This is water' is deep but the solution is not deep enough

'This is water' is deep but the solution is not deep enough

‘This is Water’ by David Foster Wallace is one of the most read speeches on the internet of all time. And it is deep. But he fails to understand that we are shaped and driven by love not thinking. His solution is not deep enough.

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I like junk food until I don't.

I like junk food until I don't.

Looking for a church? What is the teaching like - is it junk food or real food?

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A real yes could change your life

A real yes could change your life

Letting your yes be yes.

This small act of clarity and love in our communication, and the courage to live it out, could be the small but powerful cornerstone that makes you think about your life, what matters to you, why it matters and what you spend your time on.

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Everything has changed

Everything has changed

Everything has changed… That’s a big claim. It’s the kind of claim that gets you into trouble because it so big. As they say in sales, ‘under promise and over deliver’. This claim seems to make the opposite mistake. It seems to over promise and have no hope of delivery. Until you consider the resurrection of Jesus.

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Isolation destroys us

Isolation destroys us

Our self-existence is in relationship with others. Or to put it another way, it is paradoxically with others that an individual exists. Where there is no shared life a single human life disintegrates from the inside out. 

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Jewellery Jesus or Genuine Jesus

Jewellery Jesus or Genuine Jesus

It was a Buddha’s head that started the thought. The head was in Bunnings ready to receive your newly purchased soil and spring bulbs.

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