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God Does Not Hear My Screams

I wouldn’t class myself as one of the Green Left Weekly types, so I was a bit nervous when i headed down to Royal Perth Hospital to take part in a vigil for a Refugee who is on a hunger strike. Saeed Hassanloo is a Christian who, with his brother, sought asylum in Australia after […]

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Why I disagree With Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policy

I realise how risky this post might be. I’ve stood back a bit on the whole asylum seeker thing for a while now. But I’m growing more uncomfortable with our treatment of asylum seekers with each passing day. Here’s why: 1) Its inhumane. we seem to have breached a number of international conventions and laws […]

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No Malcolm, You Are Wrong!

Sorry Malcolm, but this is total nonsense. The vast majority of Australians want the Labor version of the NBN, with fibre connection to the home. They don’t care how much it costs, and they really are prepared to wait longer if it means a better service. Your election victory was NOT a mandate to implement […]

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Why Same Sex Marriage Might Just Be Good For Christians

Yep, thats right. Your eyes do not deceive you, that’s what the title says alright. Same sex marriage might just be what Christianity needs. OK here’s whats going on. It all started when I tuned in to Q&A recently, that shameful episode that pitted Fred Nile against three atheists and Bishop Gene Robinson, an openly […]

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Whatever Happened to Character

We had a professional learning day today. The speaker was inspiring, clear and thoughtful, talking about what it means to equip and prepare kids to thrive in the 21st century. It was all good stuff and certainly had staff talking and thinking outside the box – always a good thing. But something felt amiss It […]

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No Whyalla No Emerson!

After watching our politicians screw up the asylum seeker thing, then watching(??) Craig Emerson’s stupid attempt at singing, I am giving VERY serious consideration to not voting at all at the next federal election. Voting has always been a social responsibility that I was taught to take seriously, both as a citizen and as a […]

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The Faith of Bell

Is Rob Bell a Heretic? Is he even a Christian? Is ‘Love Wins’ heresy? Or have we been the victims of a clever marketing strategy designed to do nothing more than maximise exposure and profits? Andrew Jones called the book ‘a lemon’. Mark Sayers considers it a form of cultural heresy; where ‘heretic’ is the […]

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Bad Boys

Last week the press in general took a big stick to Peter Costello for questioning the value of AFL players as appropriate role models for our kids. The list of people lining up to have a whack at him included current and former AFL players, club presidents, AFL officials; the list was endless! How dare […]

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