My book, Understanding Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Ministry Leaders and Survivors, was released yesterday. I wrote it to provide a clear and accessible introduction to understanding the complex trauma resulting from sexual… Continue reading
Church planting at its best may be the most strategic dimension of mission. At its worst it can be an expression of selfish ambition and turf war. The energy and excitement of a new… Continue reading
In considering the question of whether Australia should move to become a republic, I think its helpful to consider both fact and sentiment. Currently, in the Commonwealth of Australia, executive power is constitutionally vested in the Queen of… Continue reading
The current fanaticism for luxury cruises invites some analysis. I considered some thoughts on this strange aquatic holiday hyperreality, because it’s quite obviously – perhaps too obviously – a meaty motif through which to make… Continue reading
I must recommend Richard Flanagan’s newest novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. It’s a staggeringly good novel, incredibly moving and compelling. I found myself aching to get back to it. It tells… Continue reading
A while ago, a friend text me a verse: 2 Timothy 1:11, For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher, and for this reason I suffer as I… Continue reading
Starting in late April, I’m doing a weeknightly lecture series ‘Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples‘ at two locations, north and south of Adelaide. It’s a unique opportunity for people to engage in some… Continue reading
I’ve recently discovered the photography of Dorothea Lange, whose powerful images captured the stark poverty and deprivation of rural areas during the Great Depression in America.