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The Right Coloured Ashtrays for Church

By: Stephen McAlpine

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.

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

By: Stephen McAlpine

I have devoted this guest post to a friend of mine, Talia. I have not read anything as moving, as heartbreaking, or as soul-enriching this year. Read more

What Religion, According to Nick Cave, is the “Unhappiest in the World”?

By: Stephen McAlpine

No one does unhappy like Nick Cave. Nick Cave was born to do unhappy. Read more

Red Rope Christianity

By: Stephen McAlpine

Flying. Remember that? I flew a lot in 2019 for my job, mostly interstate within Australia (which admittedly is a big place), but also some international flights. Read more

The Tomb Is Far Emptier than the Shelves Will Ever Be

By: Stephen McAlpine

It’s coming up to Easter.

Bet you didn’t think Lent 2020 was going to take that much away from you did you? I was hoping people would be giving up oats, baked beans, minced meat and pasta. Read more

Aiming to Be Amongst the ‘Two Percenters’

By: Stephen McAlpine

2: 59:59 That was my goal anyway.  My goal for the Perth Marathon.  The magical, and elusive, sub three.

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The Madness of the Unforgiving Crowds

By: Stephen McAlpine

Our culture has a problem with forgiveness.  We live in a post-forgiveness world.  And it’s going to get brutal and cold if the trend continues.  And it is trending.  That’s the precise word for it, because all of the tools are available to unforgiveness to ensure it does.

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Kath Sees Our Christian Community, And She Wants Some

By: Stephen McAlpine

I got home from church last night and my neighbour diagonally opposite, Kath, was out in her garden.  It was a mild evening, sun not fully set, so I wandered over for a chat.

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Hey Christian: It’s Not OK To Say “OK Boomer”

By: Stephen McAlpine

Speaking as a cynical, grumpy ex-Gothic X-Generation boy who all the other generations despise, let me say this: If you’re a Christian, it’s not OK to say “OK Boomer”

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