Hi, my name is Brian A Curtis, and I am:

  • an Australian resident
  • an ordained Christian minister;
  •  the translator and editor of “A Twenty-First-Century Bible”;
  •  the writer of a book of children’s stories;
  •  a keen critic of the current practices of the church; and
  •  an advocate for a 21st century reformation in the church.

Welcome to my website.

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DEVOTION: Going Against the Grain

Luke 1:26-38 I probably don’t have to remind you, but Christmas is fast approaching. Indeed, I only had to go into one shop today to find Christmassy things on display. And there was nothing very religious about any of it—it was all related to the pagan celebration....

OPINION: Church Health Check List

I’ve been trying to come up with a check list by which a church can be assessed by those outside that church, and by which a church can make an assessment of its own spiritual health. As a consequence, I have come up with a provisional list of thirty-six questions,...

OPINION: The State of the Local Church

I had good reason, recently, to search for all the Christian churches within my local area. What I found, however, was that some were good at advertising their existence, and others were not. Indeed, I found one church that didn’t advertise their existence at all, not...

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