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
A good friend of mine recently asked me a question that got me thinking. He’s a pastor of a local church in Perth who’s got a strong vision for Christians working together to see the gospel shape the people of our city, and one of his many spiritual gifts is that he asks good… Continue reading What Would Gospel Renewal Look Like?
Aronofsky’s Noah has been out for just over a week, and it’s already stirred up a lot of controversy. Even amongst Christians, there’s been a wide range of responses. I’ve read a bunch of different articles from different perspectives, but really wanted to wait until I’d seen the movie before I could make my own judgement. My wife and I… Continue reading Why Christians Should Watch Noah
I just recently read an article written in response to the close defeat of a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in New South Wales. I was surprised to find that the article had pretty much nothing to do with same-sex marriage at all, but was instead a vitriolic tirade against Christianity. The author criticised the… Continue reading Is the Gospel offensive, or are we?