Dual Citizens #9 – Rolfe Acquittal and Courage in the Face of Authoritarianism

Here’s the latest Dual Citizens. What does the acquittal of a Northern Territory police constable say about the need for justice? And as Russia silences all those who dissent, are we any better? Just want to listen? Here’s the audio: https://media.blubrry.com/dual_citizens/p/content.blubrry.com/dual_citizens/EP9-PODCAST.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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What’s Your Measure?

Something just occurred to me about the Covid numbers we’re seeing here in NSW. Here’s the recent reported cases over the past 14 days: It’s a fascinating image. We see a clear start of the Omicron wave and then it appears to level out. Cases have floated around 20k/day for the last 3/4 days. But […]

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Religious Discrimination: Why I Welcome a National Law

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 […]

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“…and books were opened.”

The Governor-General and the Chief Secretary have had their books opened today. Time will tell what the judgement will be. One day we will stand alongside them and even the monarch that they represent as our own books are opened. What will the judgement be then for you?

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Fulfilled. He would Be Called a Nazarene.

Matthew’s infancy narrative closes with the most intriguing of his claims to a fulfilment of Old Testament promise and prophecy. Matthew 2 ends with what appears to be a wrapping up of events; a denouement to all that has come before. After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph […]

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Fulfilled. Rachel Weeping for her Children.

There’s one part of Matthew’s infancy narrative that never seems to make the Christmas Cards or school plays. When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance […]

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Fulfilled. Out of Egypt I Called My Son.

We continue our exploration of Matthew’s use of the Old Testament in his infancy narrative as we turn to the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt. In our previous piece we saw the Magi arrive to find the new-born King of the Jews. They are met by Herod the Great who wants to use […]

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Fulfilled. But you, Bethlehem.

Matthew’s second citation of Scripture in his infancy narrative comes early in chapter 2. Having shown us the promise surrounding the birth of Jesus he now shifts almost 2 years later and introduces us to some foreign visitors… After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the […]

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