So, the Census discussion lingers on. In 1921 92% said they were Christian. But then as now there is not much point in looking to such figures to evaluate what is really going on so far as church is concerned. Today Christians are at 43.9%. That’s a substantial demographic at any time, whatever group of […]
In a trivial election spat with the PM, Anthony Albanese, referring to his weight loss, dropped this one: “And I hope that, in public life, one of the things that we seek to do, as well, is to provide good examples to people.” Absolutely agree AA! Providing good examples to the Australian people. So overcoming […]
Since retiring from my last formal denominational role on the founding Standing Committee of Generate Presbytery, (an orthodox evangelical oversight of some 100 mainly small country churches) I naturally survey my over 50 years in ordained ministry. Here is one perception: The rapid replacement and overreaching power of secular entities of the needs, maladies and […]
I don’t like writing on this subject at all, but my pastoral practice and heart troubled for the safety of children compels me. It is a minefield of self-justification, identity confusions, desperate human failings and more. But most of all it’s trauma and deep grief and security demolition for young children. It’s the fact and […]
The Coronavirus/Covid-19 plague is so virulent in effect because of the fear of death, that core human fear. Enter the True Man who brings the Gospel to the earth and within reach of the fearful humanity all at sea on the ship of death. The Gospel is the Lord’s passion to rid the fear of […]
How the chief weapon of the enemy against believers is neutralised and destroyed. Not all symptoms of confusion, depression or frustration comes from within ourselves such as our past experiences, genetic make-up, personal failures and regrets or from our physical environment. For example, a Christian who has been believing for some years quite suddenly finds […]
We are in the Season when the general public is most inclined to sense the scent of general grace, the greatest gift of heaven and all heaven in that gift. But will we unwrap it and explore its fantastic dimensions of joy?
Ground breaking research has been triggered by a totally serendipitous idea which may have unique revolutionary implications for social stability, or as the research director calls it ‘togetherness’ or idiosyncratically ‘togethernest’
The Freedom of Religion debate is heating. Diversity groups are troubled by supposed hateful speech against their lifestyle from religionists.