What a week. Goodbye Terry Mills, hello Francis, happy Friday.
Timothy George The next pope should be catholic
Scott Stephens Humilitas christiana: what Francis reminds us of the papacy
I’m excited about this Latino Pope. Last time I was talking with Latinos about the pope I explained in my beginner’s Spanish, ‘la papa viene a Sydney’ not realising that meant ‘the potato is coming to Sydney.’ It’s el papa, not la papa.
I’m also excited about his name – Francis. I’d like to learn more about St Francis. Normally I only hear about him from preachers eager to slam the slogan ‘preach the gospel – use words if necessary’ (something he probably never said, but seems to fit with the wives who win their husbands ‘without words’ in 1 Peter 3). I’ve never actually head this approach seriously recommended by anyone nor do I think many evangelical Sydney-siders are in danger of being too generous or too concerned for the poor. I’d like to hear some more about what we can learn from St Francis and about his love for the poor. Thoughts?
Michael Bird The importance of the narrative of scripture
On sports betting
Nathan Campbell Channel 9’s awful gamble, broken lives and betting on Jesus
Chris Green Money – when there’s way too much
On the world
Tammie Davis Crossing cultures with attitudes to money
On kiwis in Australia
Robert Burton-Bradley New Zealanders, Australia’s ‘underclass’
Micah Challenge has a new campaign to finish the race, please check it out.