A Response to the Australian Christian Lobby

Dear ACL, This is now the umpteenth email I have received from you concerning same sex marriage. When you begin to address issues such as our asylum seeker policy, the environment, welfare and healthcare with the same fervor and enthusiasm as you do with same sex marriage, I might start listening to you, and you […]

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When Banking Goes Wrong

So I needed to do some banking stuff this morning, and like I usually do I went to my mobile app to do it.  Through a series of mistakes (all mine) the bank suspended the transaction, fair enough. I then went to call the number suggested by the bank, only to be told that they […]

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Jesus Is Lord

It is time for the Church to cry ‘Jesus is Lord’! In the early days of Christianity, when Rome was the dominant power and Caesar was considered divine, the crowds shouted ‘Caesar is Lord’. It was a shout of loyalty, and submission to the Emperor that was expected from every person under Roman rule. The […]

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Australia Day From The Wrong Side

Australia Day is gazetted as a national public holiday where we’re supposed to celebrate all the things that make this country so good. Except… I’ve been reading some of the articles, posts and speeches, and suddenly I don’t really feel like celebrating. The reasons why can fall into 2 groups Group 1 is the “I’m […]

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Stopping People Smugglers Won’t Stop The Refugees Tony!

Dear Tony, We’ve all been shocked by the images of kids washed up on the shores of Turkey. What is equally shocking is your response! You think that somehow stopping the trade in people smuggling will somehow result in less deaths at sea. You said that “If you want to stop the deaths, if you […]

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“We Will Do Whatever It Takes…”

I’m one of the minority of people who think that this whole asylum seeker/refugee policy is immoral, unchristian, dangerous. Now we seem to have more revelations that the Federal Government is paying people smugglers to return their human cargo back to Indonesia. I’ve got 2 things to say on this. Firstly Indonesia. Its pretty obvious […]

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Mark Driscoll

Just the title of this post will, I’m sure, have people reading further. Well the dust has settled, the furore has died down and the issue is sorted. Mark Driscoll will not be coming to the Hillsong Conference. Even after his very public removal from ministry and the demise of Mars Hill church, it seems […]

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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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Coming Out of Australian Christian Politics

On the weekend I got an email from the Australian Christian Lobby. I get regular emails from them and other Christian political groups, telling me about the latest struggle in their fight against abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriage etc (I’ve never subscribed to their websites, yet somehow they seem to have obtained my email address, […]

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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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