Victoria… Where can I begin?
In a little over 6 weeks, there is a Victorian state election.
It is a beautiful place – and I mean that - but with a dreadful leadership problemRead more
These are tweets of the UK Sex Workers’ Outreach Project Sussex advertising their stall at the UK Sussex Uni’s recent freshers’ camp. Julie Bindel, the co-founder of the law reform group Justice for Women said of this initiative, “This is beyond disgraceful. It makes me so angry that the sex trade’s become normalised and pimped to women as though it is a harmless and respectable way to earn a living. There should be an enquiry by the university into this.”Read more
The Victorian election takes place next month and it’s all on the line for Victorian Christians.
Safe Schools is already being taught in public schools throughout the state. Teaching your children that gender is on a spectrum and can change just like the weather.Read more
Our Dark Mofo campaign continues to stir debate – much of it from within the church. It appears some Christians are unsure about the appropriate way to publicly respond to such issues.Read more
“Herein is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)
“Love is love” is a slogan with a silent, unanswered question. It does not actually tell us what love is. It does not answer the question, “But what is love?”Read more
Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, Sonia Bhalotra has written a shocking article this month, exposing the horror of the link between world gold prices and the rate of female infanticide and sex selection abortion of girls in India. When world gold prices go up, fewer girl babies in India survive their first month of life, and there is a significant correlated improvement in the survival of boys.Read more
Dan Flynn the ACL Victorian State Director recently told us that he saw his first fly for the season and rejoiced because summer was on the way. He shared a portion from Song of SongsRead more
…not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
To read scripture is to encounter a way of thinking that stands in stark contrast to that of our world.Read more
It’s difficult to come up with a more controversial topic than gender.
The controversy is not limited to the public square. It is the same in the church.
But I’ll never forget the insight of a wise friend of mine. He observed that, if the Australian church were to undergo widespread revival, these matters “would no longer be controversies to be avoided, but glories to be discovered.”Read more
The last several days have been remarkable with our new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, making some serious waves—and headlines.Read more