Religious Voices are Off the Table

In the fall-out from the SSM debate there’s been plenty of discussion by Christians and others about the wider ramifications of Parliament’s approval for redefining the Marriage Act. Are Christians the new persecuted minority? Do we only have ourselves to blame? Do we have things to repent of? (almost certainly) or are we the hapless […]

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Ryan T. Anderson at the Atlantic Conference

Kudos to the Atlantic. In the spirit of genuine liberal thought they invited Ryan T. Anderson (currently, in my opinion, the best exponent and debater we have of marriage issues) to a conference on LGBT issues (“Unfinished Business“). He faced a hostile audience but the host did her level best to have a genuine discussion. Well […]

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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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In Which I Swing the Republican Nomination Race

As if. But the whole thing fascinates me. My conservative friends in the States are daily bemoaning the lack of a real choice – a fiscal and social conservative who isn’t a loon or a serial adulterer. Romney – a centrist moderate if ever there was one. The Republican hierarchy might like him but the footsoldiers aren’t […]

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Governments good and bad, and the Christian.

A couple of interesting things in the news this week that I'll contrive to cobble together. First, earlier this week the Queen visited Australia. Not Sydney, mind you. It resulted in this interesting gathering of ladies… Her Majesty is easy to spot. The lady in the curious blue stripes is the Prime MInister of Australia, Julia Gillard, […]

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James White in Sydney

We've had a fantastic few days with James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. He's taught at our church's weekend away, lectured at Moore College and then took part in a debate. I'll leave it to James to tell you about it. Quick Note from Sydney 10/16/2011 – James White Greetings from Sydney. Today is “debate […]

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