The Moral Malaise in Public Life

In 1916 and 1917, during World War I, Australia went through two divisive referenda dealing with the issue of whether men could be conscripted for overseas service. In 2017 we …

Thoughts on Euthanasia

Spring is in the air, and once again the thoughts of progressives turn to euthanasia and/or assisted suicide. At the time of writing, the NSW Parliament is expected to deal …

Confidence – The Right Kind

The fuel that drives so much of modern society seems to be a form of bravado, expressed in terms of confidence. Confidence is one of those many terms which can …

The Golden Rule

Many people will appeal to the so-called Golden Rule as their guide as to how they conduct their lives – or how they think they conduct their lives. It is …

One Thing Needful

While being distracted by a number of battles – all of them which I believed to be valid, and still do so believe – I came to Spurgeon’s exposition of …

Doctrine and Sentimentality

In 1923 J. Gresham Machen wrote his devastating critique of liberal theology in Christianity and Liberalism. With precision and logic he showed that Christianity and liberal theology were two different …

Does God Need Us?

A few weeks ago, in a Scripture class, we drifted off the topic onto ‘the attributes of God’. In answer to a question, I referred to Acts 17:24-25, ‘The God …