This week Randy and Steve look at our possessions and what hold they have on us. How do we negotiate the Simplicity of Jesus with the complexity of modern capitalism?
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Many people might think of Australia as a Christian nation, but the reality is that relatively few Aussies consider themselves passionate followers of Jesus and his ways. We like it when Jesus tells us to love those who are close to us, but we aren’t as impressed when he tells us to love our enemies in the same way. We like it when Jesus calls for the poor to be fed but don’t like when he asks us to pay for it.READ MORE
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Latest Blog Entries
This week Randy and Steve discuss the concept of Humility and how it can be the opposite of Pride. CS Lewis descibed humilty as ‘the art of self-forgetfulness’. This week the guys suggest that focussing on others may well be the best strategy for living humbly.
This week Steve and Randy explore the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the idea of how to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’. As it turns out, it might be trickier than we thought…
A Living Language and a Language Lived
Access to the Kingdom of God through the Kingdom Community
By Randy Edwards
Over the course of my academic career (if you include High School), I have studied five languages other than English (of which I have learned two – American and Australian). Of the four non-English languages, three of them are no longer spoken: Latin, Greek, ancient Hebrew and Aramaic. The other is German which is still a “living” language. However, most languages are not simply living but are lived, and this critical distinction is particularly valid for the language of the Kingdom of God. When the language of the Kingdom is lived out, people learn this new language and come to understand it. Read More
This week Steve talks with Dave Andrews about his experience in sustaining our activism over the long haul. Dave has spent 40 years working the most marginalized communities and he has seen many people struggle with susutaining their involovement at the grassroots. This podcast closes our series on ‘monks, cheerleaders and activists’.
So you want to make a difference in the world but you aren’t sure where to start…This week Steve outlines a helpful process to work through what you you could get involved in, how to get started on the right track and how to find others who can work with you.
A Rose by any other name . . .
By Randy Edwards
As a gardener I am a complete failure. My wife would be the first to affirm such an assessment. So when we moved out of our 2-bedroom unit in the city into a house with lawns and gardens last year, I made a deal with her. I would look after the pool and the lawns, and she would look after the gardens. Why? Because I am absolutely hopeless in flower gardens. Read More
“To Be” or “Not to Be”: That is the Kingdom Question!
By Randy Edwards
What does it mean to be a good citizen of a country? In recent years the arrival of immigrants from overseas has put pressure on 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Australians to speak of what it means to be a “true blue Aussie.” Are they ones who take up citizenship? Are they the ones who pay their taxes and vote? Are they those who have passed the citizenship test? Are they the people who are loyal to Australian government regardless of its domestic or foreign policies? What defines a real Australian? Read More
“The world is a sea of need and the reality is you couldn’t change it even if you tried”. Where do you begin making a difference when the job is too overwhelming to even begin? This week the guys look at what Jesus said when asked a similar question.
A story always works towards the end, even if that end is unexpected. As the lead character in our own lives we often have a veiw of what happens at the end. This week steve and Randy explore this idea of how our view of the end drastically changes how we act, (or dont act) in the present.