Uganda, the “Anti-Gay” bill and Christians: Truth amongst the polemic

Here’s a great article by some Western missionaries currently serving in Uganda about the true story of the “Anti-Gay” bill there and the supposed influence of Western missionaries. The argument basically goes like this (and this is only mildly exaggerated and paraphrased): Before Christian missionaries came, Uganda was a peaceable and safe country, tolerant and […]

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No Recount

From yesterday’s bulletin at Glenquarie Anglican: On Saturday the Australian Electoral Commission finally announced the result of the election in the Queensland seat of Fairfax. It couldn’t have been closer! Weeks of counting and shuffling preferences has led to the declaration that the mining magnate Clive Palmer has won by just 36 votes. In fact […]

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Why Should Girls, or Anyone, Feel Ashamed?

On the flight up from Melbourne a while back I read a fascinating article by a year 11 (17 yrs old) student Olympia Nelson on how we (according to her) fail to respond correctly to the current culture of sexting. “Why should girls feel ashamed“: Another two-minute film, Sexting at School by thinkyouknow.org, tells the story of […]

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On Seeking Asylum

The Prime Minister has moved the issue of asylum seekers back to the top of our national political agenda. It’s a tough question to answer with many seemingly contradictory interests to juggle. So what difference does the gospel of Jesus Christ make to how we think about these things? Imagine a country which operates a […]

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