“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.
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.
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 problem
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.
“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?”
Martyn Iles sits down with Alistair Coe MLA to discuss the challenges of public life.
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 Songs
…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.
Margaret Court is an internationally renowned former world No 1. Australian tennis player. She now pastors Victory Life Church and is a strong advocate for traditional marriage, using her public image to speak out on same sex marriage and more recently, religious freedom.
The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed news that the Lord’s Prayer will remain an important part of the federal Senate standing orders after the Procedures Committee found there was no reason to change it.
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