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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Nelson Mandela

I grew up in the 70s and 80s. I remember watching the news and seeing the images of the violence that was taking place in South Africa. I heard the name ‘Mandela’ in the midst of all of this. As a kid I figured he was just a guy in jail for kicking up a […]

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Driving Safely

Found this quote last night and thought it worth sharing… Inspection stickers used to have printed on the back ‘Drive carefully – the life you save may be your own’. That is the wisdom of men in a nutshell. What God says, on the other hand, is ‘The life you save is the life you […]

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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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6 Coaches Jobs – who’s in and who’s out

I know its early in the season and we have a ways to go, but here’s my list of coaches who are making the grade… and those who should be looking over their shoulder. Coaches who make it: 1) Ross Lyon. Yes I’m a Freo supporter, so bias isn’t out of the question. But it […]

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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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