Yesterday’s announcement by Health Minister Roger Cook to proceed with the government’s plan to legalise assisted suicide does not come as a surprise, says the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
Amongst Christians, a debate about Nauru rarely gets far before someone invokes Jesus.
His parable of the Good Samaritan, His command to love our neighbour, even the notion that He was a refugee (sort of).Read more
Three days ago, a young mum was brutally murdered in Adelaide. A vigil was held yesterday in remembrance of her. This is good and proper and an important part of the grieving process. I truly hope it will prompt change.Read more
Recently I was at a meeting with some leaders from the LGBTIQ political lobby.
It was suggested by someone that people from the LGBTIQ community should not feel unwelcome to enter a church.
“Oh, forget it!” Said one of the leaders.
In a nation where leaders are falling over themselves to enact so-called progressive social policies like abortion on demand up to birth and sexless birth certificates, it was refreshing to read something different. Late last week, South Australia’s web-based newspaper In Daily said the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition could both be characterised as men who did not enter politics to enact social policy. Instead, it stated that both politicians wanted to ensure a strong economy.Read more
Late evening on Wednesday 17 October, something historic occurred. The Queensland Parliament passed a bill into law allowing for the abortion of unborn children until full term. Fifty votes to forty-one voted in favour of the radical bill. The Chamber erupted in applause and celebration.Read more
“The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water He turns it wherever He pleases.” Proverbs 21:1Read more
“…it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” [Matt 18:6]*
The human spirit simultaneously loves and hates justice.
I often speak to groups of teenagers and some of their strongest objections to the gospel relate to justice.Read more
“Australia is not a secular country—it is a free country.” Our new Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this in his maiden speech in Parliament on 14 February 2008.Read more
Sometimes, in my naivety, I think that we may have finally gotten comfortable with being ridiculous.
In truth, my expectations are not so high given the reality of our situation. Many in the political and media classes think we are worse than ridiculous. Most think we are somewhere on the spectrum between lunacy and evil.
Surely, I think to myself, after all that has happened culturally in recent times, we are at least getting comfortable with being unpopular in some sense.
And then I realise that we’re not.Read more