Peace is the way as well as the end

My taxi driver last night was from Pakistan. He’s expecting to get permanent residency in a couple of weeks – all going well. He’s a practicing Muslim and we talked about faith and… Continue reading

We are a pilgrim people?

This was the text of my two presentations at the Joint Conference of the CCC & TSPM (China Christian Council & the Three Self Movement) and the Uniting Church in Australia. The conference… Continue reading

Chinese church adopts UCA practices

At our first meeting in the offices of the China Christian Council in Shanghai the Rev Gao Feng, the CCC President, said how impressed he and the CCC delegation had been by the… Continue reading

Pragmatic evangelism in China

The church in China has baptised 2.4 million new Christians in the last five years. So I thought they might have something to share with the UCA about evangelism. I asked Dr Lin… Continue reading

Thinking about ministry in remote Australia…from China

I’m on my way back to Australia after a truly rich experience in China participating in a joint conference between the China Christian Council and the Uniting Church in Australia. It was amazing… Continue reading

Parallel paradigms in post-denominationalism

I’m at the end of the first day of a remarkable joint conference between the China Christian Council and the Uniting Church in Australia, in Nanjing. Two post-denominational churches, discovering that they’ve been… Continue reading

How do I love my neighbour? #2 the Ramadan blog

When he was sworn in as a Parliamentary Secretary this week, Western Sydney MP Ed Husic became the first Australian Federal Member of Parliament to take his ministerial oath on the Koran. Although… Continue reading

What in the world is World Mission?

I write from Edinburgh, where I’ve just attended the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It was a fascinating experience and will take a little time to think through all that I’ve… Continue reading

In sure and certain hope…

I attended a meeting of the South Australian chapter of the Australian Asscoiation for Mission Studies today. Steve Taylor, the Principal of Uniting College for Leadership & Theology was presenting findings from research… Continue reading

How do I love my neighbour? #1

How do I love my neighbour? Well, a good start would be to have a conversation. A respectful conversation in which I try to hear and understand what is important to my neighbour.… Continue reading