Culture

Australia Day: A Time Both To Mourn And To Celebrate

Sadly, Australia Day has become an increasingly polarising topic in our society, with strong opinions in two opposing camps, and (like with so much of discourse nowadays) seemingly very little middle ground. In the one camp, the very notion of ‘Australia Day’ on January 26 (the day the First Fleet arrived in 1788) is seen… Continue reading Australia Day: A Time Both To Mourn And To Celebrate

Bible

“I like Jesus, but not the rest of the New Testament”

Every now and then you hear someone express the sentiment that they believe in the authority of Jesus, but not the rest of the New Testament. They hold up (in theory) the authority of the Gospels, but not the letters and other books written by Jesus’ first followers. “I agree with Jesus,” for example, “but not… Continue reading “I like Jesus, but not the rest of the New Testament”

Faith & Life

“Peace On Earth” – Really?

The gospel of Luke records that two thousand years ago, God made a groundbreaking announcement. The very night Jesus was born, “a great company of the heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests” (Luke 2:13-14). Peace. And… Continue reading “Peace On Earth” – Really?

Culture

Jim Carrey And The Search For What Satisfies

A few months ago Jim Carrey had this bizarre interview where he explains his firm belief that Jim Carrey does not exist. It sounds weird, and from a funny guy like Jim Carrey you’d think he was making some joke, but he’s completely serious. He believes that no one exists, and the idea of ‘self’… Continue reading Jim Carrey And The Search For What Satisfies