The new age mix, Oprah Winfrey style self-designed spirituality, spirituality without church, prosperity doctrine, ‘feel-good’ worship without high personal cost, success not suffering, and networking friendships – rather than restricting, structured community. Is the new dot.com Christianity an old con job, or a welcome, creative change for relavent, postmodern hearts?
John Smith has a radical urban ministry in Australia and is the President of God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club which reaches outlaw Bikers. A Human rights activist, he faced execution for defending peasants in the Philippines and is involved with social justice struggle of Australian Aborigines. He is a regular speaker at Greenbelt as he believes art is the nerve end of every culture.