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What Christians must require of Malcolm Turnbull

What Christians must require of Malcolm Turnbull

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took to the podium to speak on the night of the Federal election, there are a number of things he could have said that wouldn't have been surprising at all. What he did say was very surprising. I can report that based on the advice I have from the party officials we can have every confidence that we will form a Coalition majority government in the next parliament (source). This statement was clear. It was decisive. It was confident bordering on arrogance. At the time I wasn't sure whether it was a sign of madness or a stroke of genius. I'm still not sure. What is clear though, is that the PM took a bold gamble. And won. And this speaks to the kind of man he is I think. He didn't get caught up in the hype of the media analysis. He surrounded himself with ...

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Nancy Guthrie is in Sydney Again!

Nancy Guthrie is in Sydney Again!

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Return to your Rest

Return to your Rest

"Where is God? Where is He in my suffering? Where is His goodness He promised me? Why has He forsaken me?" This week has not been an easy one for me. I've been stressed out, depressed, and struggling with several key questions in my life. In the midst of it all, I cried out "Where is God?!" In my desperation, I opened my Bible and flipped to Psalms and started reading. One verse almost immediately stood out to me: "Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." (Psalm 116:7). I felt the words touch home: "God has been good to you. Run back to the truth you know about Him. Find in Him the rest you know from experience that you will find. Be at peace, my troubled soul. For the Lord has been good to you." We can't always see God in our trials or feel His presence in our suf ...

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An elegant acquiescence: The Fault in Our Stars

An elegant acquiescence: The Fault in Our Stars

The weight of a simple human emotion Weighs me down more than the tank ever did. Don't give it up just yet; Stay grand for one more minute. –Troye Sivan Star-crossed young lovers in an ill-fated battle with deadly forces. It's a story that has resonated with a hundreds of generations over dozens of centuries, but is written for this generation particularly, as the best stories must be. I watched the movie recently and have been thinking about it ever since. That's what good art does. And this is good art. It is worthy of consideration. But this is not a review of the The Fault in Our Stars itself as much as a critique of the generation for which The Fault in Our Stars was written. I like it. The story, I mean. And the generation. And I recognise that the movie is different from the book. H ...

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Digesting ‘Gay Marriage’ in Australia

Digesting ‘Gay Marriage’ in Australia

The push for legalising same sex marriage in Australia seems unstoppable.  Our cultural drumbeat says gay marriage in Australia is not a matter of 'if', but 'when'.  'Get on the right side of history', is proclaimed.   If gay marriage is inevitable, then how should Christians react?   Allow me to give you a few thoughts. 1.  Recognising our World:    Let me start out by saying that I oppose efforts to re-define marriage.  I've written other articles about what Bible has to say about sexuality and marriage.  This article is not written to justify gay marriage, but rather sadly recognise that probably the majority of Australian hearts have already hardened towards God on this issue.   Allowing gay marriage in this nation may well be part of God's consequential judgement. God has a history of ...

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