Month: August 2010

Q&A: Is ‘ bad’ teaching better than no teaching? (ie is it worth attending the only church in my town even though I know the teaching is not ‘ good’ ?)

From the fact that you have been able to discern that the teaching at your church is not good I suspect that you are reasonably empowered in your spirituality and knowledge of the Bible etc. My gut says that here

Q&A: why won’t you say who you voted for?

Because, unless there’s a significant issue at stake that relates to the mission of God through his church, flying my party-political colours simply gets in the way of doing my job. I do not want the reality, or the perception,

Q&A: Who did you vote for and why?

I voted pragmatically and cynically. I did not vote informally, but I was tempted. I perceived no clear vision for the nation, nor a set of coherent principles underlying the policy base. The personalities tired me. Only one issue had

Q&A: Is it possible to feel like a dead bush on the wasted salt lands but actually be planted by the rivers edge and yielding fruit, Strongly planted?

Ouch. Yes. I think this is the disparity that often exists between emotion and reality. In fact, it is here that faith kicks in. In the words of a song I greatly appreciate at the moment ( ) I

Q&A: Should children and parents be getting involved in social media (eg Twitter, Facebook, blogs) through schools? Some new research suggests schools will be left behind if they don’ t show some leadership on this.

I’m one of those that don’t see social media as a “thing” that it’s made out to be in the popular media. It is just another form of communication, albeit with some interesting characteristics. You might as well ask “Should

Review: Atonement for a Sinless Society

It took me a while to read Atonement for a Sinless Society by Alan Mann.  It’s style is full of ultramergent pomo-babble which normally turns me away and made it tough going for this particular storied-self.  But the title intrigued

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Q&A: There are a lot of movie remakes at the moment and old tv shows being made into movies. If you could chose an old film or tv show to redo with a fresher modern version what would you chose, how would you do it and why?

Nice. I’m not sure. Most of my childhood things have been redone – A-Team, Knightrider, Doctor Who, Scooby Doo etc. We didn’t have a TV for much of my childhood (we bought one to plug the Commodore 64 into) so

Q&A: Is their God ordained gender-roles for the Christian home? What does it mean to be the ” head” of the home? What doesn’ t it mean?

I’ve received two question to do with the theme of gender roles and women in ministry etc. I’m not sure which order they arrived in. I’ll answer this one first because it’s somewhat conceptually prior. When it comes to “gender

Q&A: If you could invent one thing, what would it be?

It’s almost 2015 => Decent, effective anti-gravity devices => Hover boards! Oh, and something to help world hunger… or world peace… but I think they have more to do with human decision-making rather than technology. Originally:

Q&A: What is on your bucket list?

Nice. I had to look up “Bucket list” ( ). It’s the list of things to do before you “kick the bucket.” It’s an interesting question that speaks to my passions, my drive and passions, my priorities and call,