Opinion
The lucky country?

The lucky country?

Can we really remain neutral in these crucial areas? Can and should the Christian be neutral? Well, it depends on what we are talking about. Let me first deal with the term being used here. One online dictionary offers two senses of the word “neutrality”:-The state of...

The people on the fringe

The people on the fringe

In a righteous society, where righteousness is uplifted and exemplified by the leaders of the nation, the society is centred around honesty and righteousness and therefore the fringes of society are more likely to be wrong than right, if they oppose that centre. Quick...

The myth of neutrality

The myth of neutrality

Can we really remain neutral in these crucial areas?Can and should the Christian be neutral? Well, it depends on what we are talking about. Let me first deal with the term being used here. One online dictionary offers two senses of the word “neutrality”:-The state of...

Wicked Leaders and Housing

Wicked Leaders and Housing

Home ownership is not something which is antithetical to Christianity. We read this in Isaiah: "20 No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the...

Gimme that old time interfaith religion

Gimme that old time interfaith religion

God is no fan of religious syncretism and idolatry.Most modern westerners want nothing to do with religion, but if they must have it, they much prefer syncretistic religion. They are happy to say all religions are the same, all religions lead to God, and we can pick...

Not just Jews, antisemitism threatens everyone

Not just Jews, antisemitism threatens everyone

Family First is deeply concerned at antisemitism rising in Australia.The party is pleased to support initiatives like the “Antisemitism is Un-Australian” rallies and SA Chair Deepa Mathew is speaking at the Adelaide event on March 3.The Sydney rally last Sunday...

Australia’s Uncontested Cultural Revolution

Australia’s Uncontested Cultural Revolution

Almost inevitably it seems, we woke up on 26 January to see pictures of a bronze statue of James Cook lying on the ground having been sawn off at the ankles causing it to topple from its plinth. It seems as though the perpetrator of this act of vandalism believed he...

Men are not designed to breastfeed

Men are not designed to breastfeed

Trans-women’s milk as good as breast milk, says NHS trust (archive.md)It is one thing that politicians and bureaucrats cannot define the words woman, man or sex. It is another thing altogether when medical practitioners jump on the fantasy-feeling bandwagon and make...

New old evils

New old evils

You could say humanity is good at dreaming up new evils. But I find that, more often than not, what we see is example after example of humanity returning to ancient evils. Quick share links: Here is an example of an old evil being revived,“Just a...

The disco church

The disco church

This is where some churches have now stooped to: For some decades now I had a standard line about the decaying church surrendering to the surrounding culture, especially on things like homosexuality. I would often say this: ‘We might as well just give it all up and...

Be good or be accepted as good.

Be good or be accepted as good.

Is it better to be good or be accepted as good? This is perhaps the most pertinent moral question that every single person has to grapple with at many points in their life. The school child who is given a choice to bully a weaker kid with his friends or refuse to do...

The seven deadly sins

The seven deadly sins

We are all familiar with the story of Jesus overturning the trading tables and driving out the moneychangers from the temple. Following this outburst, Jesus was confronted by the chief priests and elders demanding to know by what authority he was doing these things....

The blame game

The blame game

On 1 July 2014, my first day as a Senator, Adelaide’s Advertiser newspaper published an opinion piece I had submitted titled, Shedding the ‘Bludger State’ tag, in which I implored the SA State Government to stop bludging on the other states and start...