NT Wright on the Colbert report

NT Wright is one of my favourite theologians. What’s more, he’s also a bishop in the Anglican church. I came across an interview he did with Stephen Colbert, one of America’s best (and funniest) social commentators today. The interview, which seems to be a promo for Wright’s new book Surprised by Hope was really quiteContinue reading “NT Wright on the Colbert report”

A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 1)

I’ve heard a lot around the traps about Brian McLaren’s book, A Generous Orthodoxy. The views are pretty polarised — people either gush about it or want to organise a book burning with McLaren’s still-kicking body as the fuel. I’ve heard recordings of McLaren speak, and as far as I can tell a lot ofContinue reading “A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 1)”

Salvation and other religions

There’s been an interesting discussion going on lately over at TCSpeak, the blog of our Territorial Commander, Jim Knaggs. The discussion has little to do with the blog post, but a frequent contributor makes an odd observation. Dave writes: According to Billy Graham, people of all faiths, or of no faith, may end up inContinue reading “Salvation and other religions”

Separated by a common language

Some time ago I had lunch with some pastors from local churches. The conversation turned to the difficulty we all had communicating with those outside the Church. One person bemoaned the fact that it is so hard to walk up to somebody and have a conversation about the ‘claims of Jesus on their life.’ AnotherContinue reading “Separated by a common language”

A few thoughts about uniform wearing

One day I was at home working on my message for Sunday’s meeting when the phone rang. Trudy had forgotten to take her lunch in to the office and she was hoping I could take five minutes to run it up to her. So I picked up her lunch, got in the car, and deliveredContinue reading “A few thoughts about uniform wearing”

Where would we be without cars?

I’m sure most readers will be aware of the rise in the cost of petrol lately. I paid $1.69 per litre this week, and there’s every chance that could rise to $2.00 by the end of the year. Most people I know are thinking twice before using the car, which is a good thing. IContinue reading “Where would we be without cars?”