All around the world followers of Jesus are celebrating the church season of Easter. They are celebrating the strange, unexpected heart conviction that death and violence do not have the final word: that in Jesus - the humble, holy, human face of God - risen life is stronger than all deathliness and death dealing. However, while we celebrate this conviction, this...

The cross and the resurrection are a double provocation. First there is the shock of the cross.  In Jesus, Word made flesh, we are confronted with the Divine who is utterly humble and self-giving, who is willing to endure our violence rather than inflict it.  In the cross we are confronted with the God who does not embody power like we...

  While political leaders like President Trump may seek to claim Christ as their Lord, when they embody power in ways contrary to Christ, they are, in actuality, taking the Lord’s name in vain. This is because in Jesus the Christ our whole understanding of power is deconstructed, despite the fact that often those in the church, as well as those beyond...

Like so many people around our country, I have been reeling this week from the devastating images of the sustained, institutional abuse of young people in juvenile detention in the Northern Territory. The reality that the majority of these young people are Indigenous Australians yet again confronts us with the racism that lurks so closely under the skin of our...