Genuine Confession is Public

Today’s newspapers here in Australia are full of the news that the Government has announced an royal commission into the abuse of children in various establishments. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the creation of a national royal commission into institutional responses to instances of child sexual abuse. The decision was taken at a meeting […]

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Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) “to seize back” evangelical church building and assets

This has been coming for a while – a sign that  liberal power structures and power holders in other denominations are reading from the TEC playbook. THE Church of Scotland is to seize back one of the most prominent churches in Glasgow – and potentially thousands of pounds in collection money – after its congregation […]

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Vaughan Roberts, “Same-Sex Attraction – A Battle I Face” – a model of a godly response

In a tremendously brave move Vaughan Roberts, rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford, and a prominent leader amongst English evangelicals has announced that he experiences same-sex attraction and yet he remains celibate since this is the clear teaching of Scripture. It’s helpful for background to understand that in the Church of England, in which Vaughan is […]

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“The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” tells us far more about ourselves than about Jesus

By now you will have seen something about “the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”. Here’s how the smh reported it, A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words “Jesus said to them, my wife,” – a discovery likely to renew a fierce debate in the Christian world over whether Jesus […]

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Peter Jensen on ABC’s Q&A

I had the great privilege and, as it turned out, pleasure, to be in the studio audience for the ABC‘s live panel show Q&A. The panel last night included ArchBishop Peter Jensen who was set against “comedian” Catherine Deveny and a number of other panelists who faded away into relative insignificance given the “dialogue” that would develop (and by […]

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The Australian on the Tenor of the “Gay Marriage” Debate

A useful editorial from The Australian (my emphasis),  AMONG its “reasons why marriage equality matters”, the Australian Marriage Equality lobby group lists “growing support in Australia and around the world” – an argument that implies public opinion deserves to be respected. But, unfortunately, the group showed scant respect for the democratic process when it slammed Immigration […]

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