Welcome to Postcard Radio

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.

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Monks, Cheerleaders, Activists

If you have arrived at this site then you probably have some idea of what Postcard Radio is and that we focus on three core ideas, the notion of being Monks, Cheerleaders and Activists. Here’sa brief explanation of the idea behind these motifs.

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What is A Big Year?

So far over 500 people are crazy enough to believe that they can change the world by living differently. These people have signed up to the challenge to spend a year living the way of Jesus.

Based on the idea that we need to act ourselves into a new way of thinking, the Postcard Radio project, known as A Big Year, provides a way to intentionally practise the teachings of Jesus.

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Shut up and listen

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It was René Laennec, the inventor of the stethoscope who famously said, “listen to your patients, they are telling you how to heal them”. I was reflecting on this quote as we prepared to launch another year. Read More

Welcome to The well

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Throughout this website you will find a range of opinions, expressed in written and spoken word. But this page is all about what we believe.

Feel free to comment upon what is expressed on this page. If the confines of a web-page are too restrictive for you then maybe a chat over a coffee/beer might be better suited? Please let us know!

Dancing with the Future

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I recently had a long conversation in my backyard with a bunch of my neighbours about how they ended up in the careers that they are currently in.

One guy told a vivid story about how he stumbled into a job straight out of school and had basically learned his trade on the job.  He worked away in the same job until something unusual would happen.  His boss would walk in and offer him a job in another city, or his company got bought out by another one and he got a redundancy, or even his wife wanted to move country and so he was forced to make a change.  In short he extolled the virtue of ‘taking life as it comes’, a sort of ‘wait for life to happen to you’ philosophy. Read More

The Habit of Projection

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In my travels, I have found that people have this destructive tendency I call the habit of projection. Basically, it means that we take the experience of a part and project this to define our perception of the whole. Where I see it often is at fast food places. Sometimes, we can allow one bad coffee, or one lot of soggy fries, or one mistaken order to influence our perception of the whole company. When we hear the name of that company, we associate it with that negative experience. Read More

On Preaching

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Here’s a small portion of an interview I found a while back. Mike Breen is a pastor who developed the LifeShapes material for spiritual growth, and it’s well worth checking out the ideas if you’re a church leader and haven’t heard of them before. I was interested in this little bit for what it said about preaching and discipleship though.  Read More