The Primate is “perplexed” by claims the the Anglican doctrine of marriage has changed. What has really happened?
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/s/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 […]
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 […]
Ancient Israel, the Old Testament Promises and Modern Israel
A short piece that I wrote today for our church weekly newsletter: It’s hard not to be moved by the terrible situation currently unfolding between Israel and the Hamas government of the Gaza Strip. I have no doubt that in a large and diverse church family such as St John’s that there will be a […]
“…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?
Deconstructing Creation and the Better Story of the Creator
Call it “Cultural Marxism”, call it something else, there can surely be no doubting that there is a particular wave of Marxist-influenced leftism that is coursing through much of Western society today. While it may not be on the lips of everyone who is currently holding a protest banner, it’s proponents are obviously working away […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]