Our Neighbours, the Muslims

Our local community here in Southwest Sydney has been rocked over the weekend with the news of what looks like another Islamic terror attack. “It was a deliberate act yesterday it resulted in a person receiving extremely serious injuries. As we understand of what happened yesterday, there was some degree of planning and preparation to […]

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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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Love Your Enemies

Outreach Posters’ November campaign… It’s hard to get too worked up about the fate of an ISIS soldier. He’s a bloodthirsty killer and a fanatic with whom you can’t reason. Most of the world has quietly agreed it’s best to hunt him down and have him killed efficiently. And just how cruel and dangerous ISIS […]

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Painting on the Walls

The above image is to be found repeated all over Christians’ homes and other property in territory now controlled by ISIS, the new “Caliphate” established in eastern Syria and northern Iraq, most notably in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghdad, Louis Raphael I Sako, explains Suddenly we have been surprised by […]

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