Sex, Marriage and the Gospel. “Living with the Enemy” sermon

It’s hard when you only hear a few brief snippets to really understand what somebody believes. In particular, one verse has been touted around a lot in the publicity and show. But sometimes hearing the context it’s spoken in can be helpful. Here’s the full audio of the sermon featured in my episode of Living […]

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My Submission on Submission

  This is going to be a lengthy one. Pour yourself a long drink and settle down. Another reactionary frenzy of criticism of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney is underway here in Australia, triggered by some minor changes to wedding liturgy. I’ll let the Sydney Morning Herald, that bastion of objective reporting when it comes […]

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Santorum on Marriage and Children

A striking op-ed (first featured at Ricochet and also on his website) from Santorum, who is clearly seeking to solidify his position as the traditionalist conservative. Here’s a chunk of the argument, Marriage is, and has always been through human history, a union of a man and woman – and for a reason. These unions are special because they […]

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Marriage Law in Australia - A Brief Survey

One of the arguments raised in the ongoing discussion here in Australia over “gay marriage” is that the Howard Government's Marriage Amendment Bill 2004 [pdf] imposed an unfair and unnecessary restriction upon the understanding of marriage in Australia. The Bill was quite simple – here's the original text: Schedule 1—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961 1  […]

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More Comedy from John Cleese

The Christian Institute are very keen to let us know that John Cleese has fearlessly dived into the field of theology and prounounced, Some of the fundamentalist Christians, seem to be performing or practising a kind of Christianity that I don't think would be recognised by Christ. I don't think Christ said a lot about […]

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Extending the Debate on “Gay Marriage”

Last week's local paper, the Mosman Daily, ran an article in the lead-up to the annual Sydney Mardi Gras parade on the topic of “gay marriage”. A local activist had done his work and managed to get some soundbites in,   Gay marriage ban a waste of pollie time     POLITICIANS should focus on […]

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