Last week the Victorian Labor government announced that they would consider removing the recital of the Lord’s Prayer before parliament deliberates.
The move followed comments made by Fiona Patten of the Reason Party.Read more
“A great informative day-we will-God willing-be at the next conference”
“Speakers were very good. Particularly impressed by the presentations of Chelsea Pietsch and Corey Bernardi…”
“Thank you very much for today. It was a great encouragement as a sister in the Lord...”
This was just some of the feedback we received after Salt + Light 2019, the second SA ACL state conference.Read more
Some weeks back, James Boyce penned an opinion piece for The Monthly titled, “the Devil and Scott Morrison.”
Boyce “outed” the Prime Minister’s beliefs in a personal Devil, the return of Christ, the fall of man, and the depravity of the unregenerate soul, to name a few.
To which I say this: if that’s what it takes to be “outed” as a fruitcake, then put me on the fruitcake menu.
These are nothing more than timeless, mainstream Christian beliefs.
The issue comes with what Boyce claims to be the implication of these beliefs.Read more
"I’ve had the privilege of being able to operate on little babies that were 25, 26, 27, 28 weeks’ gestation, and I can guarantee you they can feel. They can react. You have to give them anesthesia if you’re going to cut them, believe me. But they can also respond to comfort and to warmth. And for somebody to say that’s a meaningless bunch of cells, honestly, is just totally ignorant.” - Dr Ben CarsonRead more
How we treat our elderly is a measure of our true worth and moral integrity as a community.
I was privileged to attend the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s first Victorian community consultation in Bendigo this week.Read more
It took me a while to realise that people mostly assume your actions are all about you.
The assumption is that a person’s motives are basically self-interested.
I recall dining in a small town called Lititz, in rural Pennsylvania. After a particularly good meal and great service, I left a very large tip on the table for our waitress to find after we’d left.
I walked away hoping it would make her day.
But when my travel companion saw it, I was loudly accused of trying to boost my own ego.Read more
“Professor Peterson has really helped me rediscover meaning. He’s been like pastor Peterson to me.”
Marcus is a young man in his mid-30s, sitting next to me at Dr Jordan Peterson’s sold out Sydney lecture. Like the scores of others present – many of them young men – he has paid a handsome fee and battled Sydney’s congestion to be here.
And he’s keen. Really keen.Read more
Rebecca DiGirolamo’s article in the Sunday Mail revealed why Tammy Franks’ Abortion Law Reform Bill must be rejected.
Her excellent summary of the laws in all other jurisdictions shows that the Bill proposed by MP Tammy Franks and the Greens will be the most extreme in Australia. DiGirolamo accurately said the bill would “remove legal gestation limits (read abortion up to and including birth) for termination and remove the two-practitioner rule.”Read more
I wonder what Pilate’s tone of voice was as he asked Jesus that famous question.
Sarcastic? Pensive? Scoffing?Read more
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away;
for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter.
Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.
The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede…
One year ago – almost exactly – I read this scripture. I was days away from starting my new job as ACL Managing Director.
Isaiah’s prophecy diagnoses many cultural maladies in his day. All of them are increasingly relevant to our times.
This one hits the bullseye.Read more