Royal Commission Evidence Claims Wide Concerns about Bishop Greg Thompson’s Leadership

Perhaps the most explosive element of last Tuesday’s hearings at the Royal Commission here in Australia was the closing testimony of Robert Caddies, a lawyer who had previous served the Diocese of Newcastle. Caddies was one of a number of members of the diocese who had signed a letter sent to Justice McClellan, the presiding judge at […]

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Pardon Me for Mentioning…

There’s a great little book just published by Fairfax called “Pardon Me for Mentioning” (link to kindle version). Writers of letters to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald are poets, dreamers and provocateurs. The overwhelming majority is in search of a better world, even if some disguise their aspiration in a sheath that is crackling dry. They are […]

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#Nadarkhani - the Australian Govt gets involved.

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 […]

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Letter in the Herald

Got another letter in today's smh. Over Easter Archbishop Jensen's Easter message was quoted in the paper, Meanwhile, the subject of death dominated the Easter message from the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Dr Peter Jensen, who also took on a sombre note. “People talk glibly about 'death with dignity'. I can take the idea of […]

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Getting Jesus Right - Letter in the smh

There's been an ongoing debate in the smh about Jesus and homosexual behaviour, generated by the story of a Christian school and a self-identifying gay student. As always, good points are made but the usual cliché, “Jesus said nothing about homosexuality”, was aired a few times. Here's my published response,   Interpreting the Gospel truth There […]

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Letter in today’s smh

I got a letter published in today's Herald. Yesterday, one correspondent wrote this,   Paul Collins says the Pope is using the principle of avoiding the greater of two evils to justify condom use by male prostitutes (“Australia welcomes papal shift on safe sex“, November 22). But isn't the birth of unwanted children a greater […]

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