Tips for engaging in post-Christian culture

Mission in the Post-Christian West is really tough but thoroughly worth it! For the last ten years my passion has been to see unchurched Australians introduced to the mind boggling fact that the creator of laughter, the Cheetah and the Orion constellation personally loves them and is going to makeover the world minus all the bad stuff. This reality makes me determined to cut through the antagonism and apathy that arises in unchurched Aussies at the sound of the word “Christian”. I tend to be someone who learns by doing and so I have learnt enough things to fufill a small aircraft hanger. Here are three. I hope, like a good robust massage, they are slightly painful but yet ultimately healing. (more…)

Cultural relevance without syncretism

Jesus’ prayer in John 17 was that his followers would be in the world but not of the world. But how do we balance cultural relevance without tipping over into syncretism?  (more…)