Do You Want to Die?

Reading through Philippians this morning the following question struck me: Do you want to die? Not the sort of question one normally expects on a Monday morning, but seriously, do you want to die? We would normally associate depression with those who answer yes to this question. Particularly relevant with…

Guest Post: Why an unborn baby is different from a diseased appendix

Jim Collins is Family Voice Australia’s Tasmanian Representative, this article was originally posted here “Many people will read yesterday’s report of the Legislative Council Committee A on the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013 with heavy hearts,” FamilyVoice Tasmania state officer Jim Collins said today. “The report’s overwhelming message…

Kevin Rudd vs. The Bible

The Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has made no secret of his Christian beliefs. Whether it be his 2007 address to Christians; his controversial decision in 2009 to receive Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass in honour of Mary MacKillop despite being an Anglican; or, more recently, change his view completely…

Lara Giddings Hates God

Perhaps you read this headline and agree with its sentiment. You could point to our premier’s presence on the radically feminist Emily’s List as evidence. You could, perhaps, refer to the numerous anti-christian pieces of legislation being put through parliament under her watch as further proof (i.e., euthanasia, gay marriage,…

My Letter to Paul Harriss MLC about the Abortion Bill

The Honourable A. P. Harriss MLC, Member for Huon Legislative Council PO Box 252 Huonville 7109 Dear Mr Harriss, I am writing to you, as a very concerned constituent, regarding the Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013. A number of things concern me about this bill, not the least…

And Who are You to Judge?

With the announcement that Tasmania may be the first state in the country to legalise same-sex marriage it has come to me rather forcefully that I need to have my arguments polished and I need to know how to use them. I was talking with an office staffer for one…

A Letter to Phil Pringle of C3 Church

Dear Pastor Phil Pringle, Just yesterday I found myself watching the following video. [youtube=http://youtu.be/21UnCWm7eO0&w=450] If you ignore the intro graphic and overlaid text, which are clearly from someone who does not appreciate your ministry, what is left is a video of you giving the Presence Conference attendees some pointers on…

Hell on Trial on Trial – A Book Review

We have a problem, Hell has disappeared. It had seemed that Hell would just go on forever, that the ‘worm’ would indeed, never die. But one day it just ceased and its memory all but forgotten. Certainly, some people refer to it from time to time but when they do…

Why I Love Jesus… and Religion

You’ve seen the video of Jefferson Bethke, a 22 year-old from Tacoma, Washington, saying how he hates religion but loves Jesus. 17 Million views on youtube can’t be wrong, the guy has made an impact, but I’m not sure all of it has been good.   If you haven’t seen…