I am late for International Men’s Day but felt compelled not to miss it.
So much of our public discourse now touches in some way on maleness and femaleness.
Toxic masculinity, Jordan Peterson, gender quotas, privilege, power…
I’m 6’7” with size 15 feet and my hands are hairy. If I lived in Tasmania (I don’t), and I was contemplating a gender experiment (I’m not), new laws would mean I could simply sign a statutory declaration to change my birth certificate and become a woman in a moment of time.
After a gruelling political campaign, Daniel Andrew’s incumbent ALP Government clearly defeated Mathew Guy’s Liberal/National Opposition to form government in Victoria.
Most Victorians evidently form their voting decision around how they feel the state is at and what will affect their family. Employment, economic growth, traffic, health and hospitals and crime all weigh heavily on why people vote the way they do.
For years I wondered why, of all the attributes of God, Jesus chose mercy for the fifth beatitude.
There is a logical progression to the beatitudes – they are not random statements. Nobody teaches or makes a point by way of random statements. This blog doesn’t, you don’t, and neither did Jesus.
Taken together, in order, they describe the character traits of the heart into which the kingdom of God has come. They are the Christian’s character reference.
They are profound.
Yes, Labor have backflipped on their plan to remove sex markers from Tasmanian birth certificates. However, what they and the Greens' are still proposing is still incredibly dangerous.
When I was very young, I watched Disney’s Aladdin.
From that day, I’d often speculate about what I’d ask the genie in the lamp if I ever found him.
How could I eke maximum benefit out of just three wishes? Could I phrase my wishes in such a way as to get more wishes? Or perhaps some infinite benefit out of what appeared to be a single wish?
My mind was abuzz with options. Of course, I’d never ask for a million dollars or some specific amount of money. I’d ask for a wallet that never stopped dispensing money – hah! Yes! Clever! Pity the fool who didn’t think of that!
It was around this time that I read the story of Solomon.
God gave him one wish which would be His command.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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