How Ethical Are Your Prayers? Part 2

Together, the seven petitions in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) express our restless discontent with the way things are in the world, our communities and our hearts. They offer a daily rhythm, challenging us to refocus on what matters most, calling us to...

How Ethical Are Your Prayers? Part 1

If we are faithful in the way we follow Jesus, then our deepest and truest desires will find their expression in godly, countercultural, justice-shaped prayers passionately aligned to the kingdom and mission of God. Our best prayers will be ethical prayers. So,...

Conversion: Aligning Our Lives with God’s Kingdom

Conversion is the central ethical message of Jesus and lies at the heart of evangelical faith and experience. For some, conversion is a slow, lifelong movement of the heart and will toward God. For others, it is a single dramatic experience, a sudden realignment of...

Orphan, 9, in Immigration Detention Must Be Freed

Two related events in recent days have done more to lower my opinion of prominent politicians and galvanize my support for public policy reform in Australia than anything else in 2011. The first was the opposition party’s response to a decision by the...