PCANZ to leave CASI


The PCANZ report that they will leave The Churches’ Agency on Social Issues. I hope the motivation isn’t money savings alone. Having worked for CASI and its predecessor (the Joint Methodist Presbyterian Public Questions Committee) for several years (1996 to 2001) I […]

Lay Theologians


Last night I went to the first Presbyterian Research Network meeting. Rev Dr Susan Jones gave a talk about theological training in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. She discussed the idea that theological training in the university is disjointed from […]

Jim’s Politics

rad night I finished reading God’s Politics: Why the American Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It by Jim Wallis. The book didn’t really engage me. I read the Australian edition (which inserts the name ‘American’ into the title […]


rad have just finished reading The Theocons: Secular American Under Seige by Damon Linker. While an interesting read, with valuable insights into the thinking of some theocons (especially Neuhaus), it didn’t really live up to it’s name. Secular America is not under […]