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The SRE Battlefield: where facts become increasingly absent

With the ascendancy and inauguration of President Trump, a new term has been newly minted, ‘alternative facts’. ‘Facts’ which seem to be at odds...

A Modest Gospel Proposal for Australia Day

Here in the great southern land it’s Australia Day, the anniversary of 26 January 1788 when the First Fleet landed at Port Jackson (which incorporates...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Every year there is the nativity scene.  I used to see it around shopping centres, but it seems to be more and more dominated...

Believing and Enjoying the Virgin Birth

The Bible records many surprising births. Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist were all, among others, born to barren women.God supernaturally...

Helen Roseveare, 1925-2016

Helen Roseveare was one of the most unforgettable characters I’ve ever met. The news of her death in Northern Ireland at the age of...

Advent: Where Solemnity and Hope Combine

As a kid, I remember when Christmas was fast approaching. The Christmas tree was up, it was hot outside, and Mum would buy a...

Democracy Trumps Meritocracy

The Shock of Democracy In 2016 the sleeping giant of democracy has awakened. In the rise of minor parties in many Western democracies, in the...

The Trump Apocalypse: An Invitation to Reflect

I am clearly in a minority in Australia. I always thought, right to the end, that Trump had a solid 40% chance of winning,...

Another Golden Image?

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be...

Evangelical? What’s an Evangelical?

Since the ascendency of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee (and now, President-elect), there has been some chatter regarding the state of Evangelicalism and...

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Christian Courage this Easter

This is going to be an interesting Easter season. In a previous era, under sociological conditions of “Christendom”, Christianity was sufficiently woven into the...