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Listening key to restoring faithful’s faith

Parties on the left of politics are starting to wake up to what has been happening for quite a while now. They have been losing touch with people of faith. Now, to be fair – you could say they have deliberately alienated people of faith but whatever the cause, they now realise it is hurting … Continue reading

Peter Singer defends Folau

The Israel Folau case dominated the news all week and it was interesting to see how his support picked up through the week. First was the pulling down of the fundraising website – under the guise of inclusiveness but really as one newspaper put it – it was inclusive exclusion. It seems you can fundraise … Continue reading

Tolkien’s life – Disney style

There is a new movie coming out and it is supposed to chronicle the life of the man who wrote Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien. He is a fascinating subject for a movie – an extremely talented writer – veteran of the First World War and one of a group of outstanding Oxford scholars … Continue reading

The future of freedom

As we rake over the coals and the counting after yesterday’s election, the thoughts of many people now turn to the future of freedom. Specifically, freedom of speech, conscience and belief. In the last days of the campaign an opinion poll emerged showing just how much Australians care about the issue. The YouGov poll – … Continue reading

Slovenia follows Austria on gay marriage

#1174 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 3 January 2016 Slovenia is a republic in south central Europe. Two weeks ago Slovenians followed their Austrian counterparts in voting decisively against gay marriage, with more than 60 per cent of those who cast their vote in a referendum saying No. The Slovenian parliament had earlier passed legislation giving … Continue reading

Christianity faces death in Middle East

#1173 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 3 January 2016 At a reception for Christians connected to the Middle East, Prince Charles gave graphic descriptions of the suffering faced by Christians under attack from terrorists. The Prince described the plight of Christians he has personally met who have been kidnapped, tortured, threatened with beheading but who … Continue reading

Alcohol is our worst drug menace

#1172 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 3 January 2016 In our efforts to protect kids and adults from the serious harmful impact of drug use, the widespread availability and abuse of alcohol must not be sidelined. In a recent opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Benjamin Veness, who works in the emergency department of a … Continue reading

Biblical values and American politics

#1171 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 27 December 2015 For good or ill, we will continue to be bombarded by media reports of the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. federal election. Sadly the gap between party rhetoric and the professed faith of candidates has never been wider. During a recent Republican presidential debate in Las … Continue reading

Research counters expectations on abortion

#1170 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 27 December 2015 According to research from the MELISA Institute, since Chile’s ban on abortion in 1989, not only has maternal health improved but the number of women seeking illegal abortion has plummeted. This places Chile in an enviable second place for the lowest maternal mortality rate in the … Continue reading

Small ripples make a difference

#1169 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 27 December 2015 A few days before Christmas, social justice advocate and blogger Scott Higgins observed that while there are many things to be thankful for today, compared to the time of Jesus’ birth, we might ask, “Where is this kingdom of justice and peace that Jesus proclaimed?” He says … Continue reading