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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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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Getting Back on the Horse

I’ve been out of the ministry scene for nearly a year now. Its been an interesting time, changing work routines, juggling finances and (I’ll admit) the relief of not ‘running a church’ anymore. What have I learned during that time? Here’s a few thoughts… Leading from your strengths is critical I used to go to […]

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Sandilands – do we need him THAT much?

OK OK, I realise I’m lining myself up for the blog equivalent of a footy shirtfront, but I’m wondering whether Freo may not be a better side without Sandi in the team. Don’t get me wrong, I love the guy, he’s a great player and and I’m certainly NOT suggesting he shouldn’t be at Freo. […]

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So Who’s in Charge?

In my early years if you had asked me about congregational government I would have pretty much stood up and defended the idea – in principle anyway. I would have gone to Bible passages like Acts 7 and 15 and 1 Pet. 2 to support the argument. But over the last few years I’ve begun […]

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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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Highway to Bell!

In case you missed it, Rob Bell has written a book! ‘No, really!’ I hear you exclaim in mock amazement. It seems that there isn’t a Christian in the world who hasn’t got an opinion on it. Some have read the book, most (I suspect) have not and never will. But that won’t stop them […]

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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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