The Puzzle of The Trinity

Is the idea of the Trinity just some outmoded bunkum, an insistence that people believe "three impossible things before breakfast"? Wouldn't it make more sense to think about God as one thing, rather than with all this theological nonsense? These are all good questions - some of which I daresay I'll have a bash at answering, and some I will ignore, this coming Tuesday (2/6/20) at Cafechurch. Hit us up for a Zoom link - and there is some limited space available in housegroups for those who never want to Zoom ever again in their entire lives.

I suggest this for a change gear

An Elephant on Mount Fuji

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also.” John 14:6-7a

There is a legend about the great Mughal emperor Akbar. He was a great and wise ruler, and famously not only tolerant of, but actually interested in religion. He had conquered himself a realm which contained a great many different religions and sects - who were continuously squabbling. One day, the story goes, he decided to set a test....

Abundant Life?

Jesus said that he came to bring life in abundance. I don't know know about you, but I don't feel like my life is especially abundant right now. I feel like I'm stuck in the belly of a giant fish like Jonah. What does it mean to have an abundance of life which isn't crushed by something like COVID-19? What does abundance look like in the midst of suffering?
Tuesday 5/5/2020 at 7pm via Zoom

Shepherds and Abundant Life

This coming Tuesday at Cafechurch On Zoom (28/4 at 7pm): Abundant life. Good shepherds. Gates. Sheep. What does abundant life look like in the time of Coronavirus?
Here's the text
Email Alister on info [at] for the zoom invitation.

Doubting Thomas

If Cafechurch had a patron saint, it would be "doubting" Thomas. We reckon he gets a bit of a bad rap. You shouldn't believe things just because all your friends do. After all, as my mother used to say, if all your friends jumped off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, would you do it too?

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Easter is over, and the long, wearing journey of social isolation feels like it has only just begun. Let's pool our resources. Share something that is helpingyou get through this time - something that made you laugh or cry or pause thoughtfully, and think of God.
The photo is of one of the ways I'm coping: comfort eating. Casoulet de Toulouse - essentially baked beans with ham. And duck.

7:00 pm Tuesday 14/4/20 - Email info [at] for the Zoom invitation!

Why did Jesus have to die?

One of the big theological questions is this: Why did Jesus have to die? It's related to another: why does God allow bad things to happen? Where is God in the midst of suffering? At the intersection of Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter, and the Coronavirus epidemic, these questions are more timely than ever.

We will meet via Zoom. If you want to be part of it, email Alister at info [at] and he will send you a link!

Jesus and the man blind from birth

We're spending some time thinking about the material, embodied nature of Christianity. It isn't a set of ideas, it isn't even exactly an inner attitude or a philosophy of life - important as those things are. But what is it? We'll see if looking at the story of Jesus healing the man born blind can help us dive more deeply into faith - what it is, and how to do it.

Wells, Springs, Eternal Life

What does it mean to have a wellspring of eternal life welling up inside you? Is that how you feel? We're going to be thinking about the time Jesus shocked everyone by hanging out with a Samaritan lady at the well. Read it here
Union Club Hotel, 10/3/20 at 6:45pm