• June 20, 2008

    'A love genuinely lived by a people joined to Christ for the sake of the world' is how Simon Barrow defines the mission of the church. It is about something more transformatory than projects or agencies alone, he says.

  • November 25, 2007

    For those who know their E. M. Forster, this was the most obvious headline for the victory of Kevin Rudd in the Australian election. But a more theological gloss is perhaps needed.

  • July 21, 2007

    At the root of death-dealing religion and ideology is fear, says Simon Barrow. The biggest challenge we face today is how to challenge cultures of death from within, replacing the logic of the sword with an invitation to life.

  • April 27, 2007

    The church looking for ‘God slots’ in relation to culture is like religion seeking a ‘God of the gaps’ in relation to science: a huge mistake. The Gospel points us elsewhere.

  • March 14, 2007

    Never before has the opportunity for discourse, and the challenge to its essential truthfulness, been greater.

  • March 10, 2007

    Reflecting on his Iraq captivity, the Christian peacemaker says he has no regrets – except the pain it caused his wife and others

  • December 21, 2006

    How the God of Jesus spells the death of empire