The Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related legislation which is now before the Federal Parliament, is much-needed and long-awaited. While not perfect, it has many good aspects which Christians—as well as those of other faiths and all Australians—ought to welcome. First, it fills a huge gap in Australian legislation. Did you know that here in Sydney where […]
Yes, you read that headline correctly. I don’t believe in Freedom of Religion laws. I think they’re unhelpful and they actually undermine what we’re trying to achieve. However, before you get anxious that I’m somehow giving the game away let me explain… First, a video. Here’s one of my absolute favourite sequences from The West […]
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 […]
More information on Operation 315 here. The crowd funding page for Brisbane is here and for the Gold Coast here.
Words are incredibly powerful things. From the very beginning it is words that have exerted enormous influence in our universe. Gen. 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. The power of words is, in some way, linked to the power of the one speaking. I can’t stand in my darkened office […]
It’s not often you get a person so appropriately named as “Dan Savage”. Savage by name and, sadly, savage by nature. On last week’s ABC Q&A programme the panellists were asked an intriguing final question based on the cultural “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” that was hosting this week’s episode of the show, Which so-called dangerous […]
Josh Williamson is an Australian who recently moved to the UK to serve the church there. After working in London for a while he was called to Craigie Reformed Baptist Church in Perth, Scotland. I had the joy of meeting him in Sydney a few years ago. Josh is also a street preacher. His style […]