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Category: Christian culture

How do you respond when a member of your faith is disgraced?

How do you respond when a member of your faith is disgraced?

As the church is rocked by the conviction of George Pell, Christians must condemn what led to this abuse happening. But we can’t afford to leave it at that.

Why it’s time to rethink our Christian cliches and jargon

Why it’s time to rethink our Christian cliches and jargon

Jargon infects most groups – but for Christians, using an insider language can be especially concerning. Here’s why it’s time to check your jargon.

Dear Christians, we need to talk about body image

Dear Christians, we need to talk about body image

Body image is a major concern for many people – so why aren’t Christians talking about it? Here’s why we need to start the conversation – and what to say.

What victims of abuse really need from Christians

What victims of abuse really need from Christians

Now is the time for every Christian to think about how to respond to victims of abuse in the church. This is part two of my two-part series on forgiveness.

What forgiving an abuser means (and doesn’t mean)

What forgiving an abuser means (and doesn’t mean)

In an age of sex scandals, do Christians understand what it means to ask a victim to forgive? A personal reflection on abuse and its misconceptions.

Christmas is subversive. At least, the first one was

Christmas is subversive. At least, the first one was

How real is the Nativity you see at Christmas? Here’s the gritty reality behind one of the Bible’s most famous stories – the birth of Jesus.

Responding to criticism and John Allen Chau

Responding to criticism and John Allen Chau

Sometimes, the best defense is not a defense. Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’d have heard of the death of John Allen Chau, the would-be missionary to North Sentinel Island.

The truth about Christians who sexually harass and assault

The truth about Christians who sexually harass and assault

Assault and harassment can happen anywhere – even in Christian circles. A personal reflection on my own experience and why it happens.