Let me be the first to engage in some bigoted quackery and talk conversion.
That is to quote Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who has announced plans to ban so-called ‘LGBT conversion therapy.’Read more
Late in 2017 I travelled through Germany. It was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
The occasion made the sadness of what I observed more poignant.Read more
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone...
Stop Adani. Keep coal in the ground. 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Those are the demands of School Strike 4 Climate Action, a movement of 5-18-year-old students who have been walking out of school in their thousands in the name of “climate justice.”Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more