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‘Video’ Discipleship In a ‘Digital’ Age – Why The Church Needs to Catch Up

The world is discipling us, not on the basis of intellectual argument, but at a deeply subterranean emotional level, writes Stephen McAlpine.

You’re Not One of Those Evangelicals Are You?

I’d just settled into the plane for the five hour flight back home across this great brown land called Australia, and I was tired. 

Okay, So it’s a Secular Age – But Jesus is Still Working

We don’t need to tailor the gospel message to make it more acceptable to the modern progressive mind, writes Stephen McAlpine.

Hey Christian, Don’t ‘Quiet Quit’ Your Faith

Quiet quitting the Christian life is when people bear no fruit because of ‘the cares of the world’… or as we might put it today, “everyday life”.

John and Amy’s Kitchen Table – And What it Says About Worship

We need to build Christian worship that complements both old and new, and is true… Worship cannot be aesthetics alone, writes Stephen McAlpine.

The Day the Queen Met the King

Last week, the Queen, who had so often heard the term “Your Majesty” spoken to her, would have spoken them to someone else. The one true King.

Are You One of the Quiet Quitters?

Videos of workers explaining how the push to bring “your whole self to work” is a crock, are going viral. This cynical mood is called Quiet Quitting.

“Social Glyphosate”, aka Individualism, and How It’s Withering Our Society

Radical expressive individualism – deciding who we want to be outside of the confines of others – isn’t creating the flourishing they promise on the bottle.

Jesus Takes the Worry Out of Worship

With the coming of Jesus, every part of the worship package has been completed by a priest who never had to offer a sacrifice for his own sins.

The ‘Slap’ – A Reflection on a Moment of Public Humiliation

After Will Smith’s infamous ‘slap’ incident at the Oscars, Stephen McAlpine reflects on his own humiliating moment, and the soul-searching that followed.

‘Shane’: Reflections on Warney and a Death So Young

Shane Warne seemed so alive. And now he’s not. Death: it fizzes and pops at us like a Warnie turner on a fifth day wicket… it’s the wrong ‘un we can’t pick.

Why Are So Many Young Childless Men Getting the Snip? Because Hope Has Been Cut Off.

Young men in droves are getting the snip. And often their reason, is that the world is running out of hope and why would you want to bring a child into it?

Making Space: Rediscovering Rest in the Unrelenting Digital Age

Are we so attached to our technology that we have lost the ability to tune out and turn off? What are the implications for us relationally and spiritually?

The Note I Found of the Boy Pointing the Gun at His Head

It was a reminder to me that people come into our lives in parts, we never get to see the whole picture of what they may be going through.

The City and The City: Living In Formational And Worshiping Distance

In his novel The City and The City, English author China Mieville sets a murder mystery in two cities, Beszel and Ul Quoma.

Christian Leader: Are You a Painting Or a Window?

The painting leader is something we look at. A subject in and of itself while the window leader wants us to look through his life to the one who is Life.

The Right Coloured Ashtrays for Church

You know God’s doing something special when you’re choosing the colour of the ashtrays for the church not the colour of the carpet.

How Talia’s Disabled Daughter Taught Her about the Love of God

After her first weigh in since leaving hospital, Talia realised her baby daughter had lost 20% of her body weight and become floppy and pale.