New Year’s Resolution!

Generally I’m not  huge fan of New Years resolutions. Things which seem like a great idea in a late-night-champagne induced fit of enthusiasm often vanish in the cold light of day, and it just seems like setting myself up to fail.


Having said that, I have made a resolution to start this blog again. It’s more about a change in my circumstances than a champagne induced moment of enthusiasm, but today seems as good a day as any.

Specifically, to cut a long story short: Cafechurch has attracted some funding from the Uniting Church, so I can afford spend time doing that, rather than my various day jobs.

Unfortunately, I don’t have anything much to say today, so I’m just going to slowly get back into it.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for something interesting to read, can I suggest the Yule Blog at my favourite international affairs website, The American Interest?

On this sixth day of the Yule Blog, approaching the midpoint of the season, I want to blog (respectfully) about how theists and atheists are different. While both groups think life means something, we understand that meaning in different ways


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By Alister Pate

I am trying to live authentically as a Christian in post-modern, post-Christendom, post-Christian Melbourne. I am an ordination candidate for the Uniting Church in Australia, and I lead Cafechurch Melbourne ( where we are learning how to deconstruct and reconstruct in a framework of generous orthodoxy together.

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