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 […]
I like going to the ice-cream shop. Or the gelataria (because, apparently, it’s better for me). Or even the frozen yogurt. I love looking through the myriad of options on display and marvelling at the creativity and variety of choice. I love it even though I (thoroughly steeped now in middle age) go back to […]
So here’s a new project I’ve started. #ouldisms Pithy sayings from yours truly, for better or worse. Stimulated by whatever I’m thinking about at the time. Free. To you all 🙂 Here’s the first.
This is a great bit of news. Last month we wrote (along with Christians all over the world) about Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, still awaiting setence in Iran under a charge of apostasy and, most likely, facing the death penalty. At the time I wrote a brief email to my 2 local MP's, who also happen […]