The attitude that any leader, despite their behaviour, is integral and indispensible to the organisation, is a myth, writes Stephen McAlpine.
“This church thing, it’s just not working for me,” said my friend. It wasn’t the first time I had heard this.
No-one is immune to failure, but it is still deeply unsettling when someone we trusted and looked up to turns out to be deeply flawed.
“If there’s stigma and shame around mental health, they’re not going to talk to the church… they’ll think we’re going to judge them.”
Perhaps there is a new category of church that could be imagined – for want of a better name, “church-lite”. Brian Harris reflects.
US journalist Katelyn Beaty reflects on the Christian celebrity culture origin, Jesus’ relationship to fame and the lost art of contentment.
We need to build Christian worship that complements both old and new, and is true… Worship cannot be aesthetics alone, writes Stephen McAlpine.
The issue of same-sex marriage has caused a deep, dividing rift within the Anglican Church in Australia. Mike Crooks explains.