Hope for the Tragic Despair of Abortion

The upper house of the NSW Parliament meet today to discuss the Reproductive Health Care Reform Abortion Bill 2019 which passed the lower house less than two weeks ago. On the final day of debate a number of amendments were proposed and defeated. Towards the end of that long discussion there was a particularly striking […]

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Let God Be True – Lessons from the Folau Fallout

Israel Folau, former-Mormon and now converted Christian (oh, and Australia rugby international), has got into a bit of a ruck. Qantas is considering pulling sponsorship of the Wallabies if further homophobic statements are made by Israel Folau or other players. The highest profile rugby player in the country has come under immense criticism after saying […]

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“do not be afraid…”

It must have been an incredible experience for those shepherds on the hills outside Bethlehem. Huddled around the fire for warmth they had no idea what was about to happen… Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. These days, […]

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On Avoiding Conflict and Calming Everything Down

Noticed something quite striking as I look ahead in Luke’s gospel for our ongoing sermon series. Luke 11:43-44    “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.“Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which people walk over without knowing it.” This […]

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Suspended Sentences

I’m a big believer that the church has a responsibility at the right time to speak into matters of public political debate. We do this since we’re a part of the community, just as others are and our voice represents a significant segment of the population. But more than that we presume to know the […]

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