Not All Equality is Equal

One of the central mantras of the campaign to redefine marriage is that it’s all about “equality”. We hear the language of “equal marriage”, “marriage equality” and even the claim that homosexuals are, somehow, “second-class citizens”. What are we to make of this claim? I think the key is to establish quite what proponents have […]

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Evangelism – Nothing Trumps the Facts

So I guess I have to write something about what is quite possibly one of the most monumentally enormous political events that many of us have lived through. When I arrived home on Wednesday afternoon I insisted that my older children stopped what they were doing and watched a bit of the TV coverage with […]

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A Just War?

In 1942, at the parsonage of the Lutheran church he shepherded in central Austria, my grandfather received the following slip of paper; his call-up for active service in the Wehrmacht. Although his status as clergy might normally have led to his exclusion from conscription, being a member of the Confessing Church (that movement that opposed […]

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Covering Up in Australia

Here in the Land of Oz there’s a bit of a public debate going on about face coverings by muslim women. Even the Prime Minister got involved. What it really boils down to is this – should people be allowed to cover their faces up? The concerns are obvious; if someone’s face is covered then […]

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The Gospel, the Gospels and Rome – Where Do We Draw the Line?

One of the most difficult (and seemingly intractible) questions that Protestants must engage with is our common response to the Roman Catholic Church (“RCC”). Anyone with even a limited grasp of the events of the Reformation must acknowledge that there were profound and axiomatic differences between the Protestant Reformers and the Church of Rome, differences that […]

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