31 May, 2018 Liberty to the Captives 3: Building Health and Freedom in a MBB Community
Posted at 07:56h in Discipleship, Freedom, Leaving Islam, Video 0 Comments
Presentations at the Horizons’ Legacy Conference, May 2018....
09 Apr, 2018 Were the ‘Dark Ages’ Really Dark?
Posted at 10:08h in Faith & Worldview Blog, Religious Literacy, Restoring Worldviews 0 CommentsToday just about anything and everything may be objected to as ‘sending us back to the Dark Ages’, including restrictions on subsidies for renewal energies, growth in faith schools, acts of terrorism, destruction of art works, the popularity of right-wing parties in Europe, the rise of superbugs, and denial of global warming. The Dark Ages have become proverbial.
04 Apr, 2018 Calling for Violent Jihad in Australia
Posted at 21:05h in Freedom, Religious Literacy, Understanding Islam 0 CommentsFor at least four years, a copy of the Noble Qur’an was placed for public use in Canberra Airport's prayer room. This particular edition of the Qur’an, printed in the millions by Saudi Arabia, has very disturbing footnotes, which promote an aggressively radical interpretation of Islam not very different from the doctrines and practice of ISIS. It is disturbing that this particular Qur’an was selected for the prayer room. (After this article was published, the Qur’an was removed.)
24 Mar, 2018 Who Are We?
Posted at 10:18h in Changing World, Faith & Worldview Blog, Identity 0 Comments
I read a thought-provoking post this week by Orthodox Jewish savant and author, David Goldman. He was commenting on the death of a pedestrian, run over by an automated Uber self-driving car....
07 Feb, 2018 Theology and Church Viability
Posted at 14:09h in Discipleship, Faith & Worldview Blog, Faith and Culture, Restoring Worldviews 0 Comments
It is a cliché of our times that churches are declining. Dwindling membership is a fact of life for many congregations. But not for all churches. Certainly not outside the West, where Christianity is rising in many nations....
04 Jan, 2018 A Letter from Patricia
Posted at 08:30h in Changing World, Faith & Worldview Blog, Marriage 0 CommentsLast year I received a hand-written letter from 'Patricia', responding to something I had written on changing Ausralia's marriage laws, in which I argued that society should support the norm of marriage as a couple raising their own biological children. I enjoyed reading Patricia's thoughtful letter, which was clear and well-expressed. Here is her letter and my reply.
22 Dec, 2017 When the Church Loses its Way
Posted at 10:09h in Changing World, Discipleship, Faith & Worldview Blog 0 Comments
In my devotional reading today I was reflecting on the career and fate of the sons of Eli. Hophni and Phinehas were religious leaders who were going very wrong, exploiting their priestly office for material gain and sexual favours. 1 Samuel 2: 25 reports that...
18 Nov, 2017 After the SSM Party is Over: Troubles and Opportunities Ahead
Posted at 21:51h in Changing World, Faith & Worldview Blog, Marriage 0 CommentsThis week Australia received the very unsurprising news that a majority of those who voted in the postal-survey supported Same Sex Marriage. Four out of five people voted, and of those who voted, three out of five voted 'yes'. No-one could say Australians are united on the SSM marriage issue, but it is clear that parliament must soon modify our marriage laws to degender marriage. In Australia's political system even 55% support from voters is considered a landslide. The 61.6% is being hailed as a crushing victory.