So since my impassioned letter to the Sydney Archbishop, my perspective on the ban on religious services has changed.
For those unaware, the Australian Government has issued a ban on any nonessential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. In response to this, the Archdiocese of Melbourne has suspended all public Masses indefinitely. Many of my closest friends live in Melbourne, and after hearing about what it’s been like there over the past 24 … Continue reading My Letter to the Archbishop of Sydney
So the posts have been a little light-on of late, and I can only apologise. It’s just that time of year, you know what I mean? One thing after another. Anyway this is just a quick post to let you know I’m still alive and well, and to share some updates. First of all, I’m … Continue reading No, I’m not dead
A few days ago a reader alerted me to the news that popular evangelical Christian author Josh Harris of I kissed dating goodbye fame renounced his Christian faith following his recent divorce. Or more accurately, he announced that the renunciation of his Christian faith was intricately linked with his well-publicised divorce. The obvious question here … Continue reading Kissing Christianity goodbye
Being a Christian has never been an easy gig. However, being a Christian seems to have gotten so much harder in recent times. I'm not talking about the last few decades, I'm talking about the last 10 years.
Something that has come up again and again in discussions on this blog and elsewhere in response to what I've written is the need for community. The loss of community is one of the many scourges of the modern age, particularly in countries like Australia. Unlike many older countries, we do not have the customs, … Continue reading Why you need a community
I love to read. And some of my favourite things to read are fantasy novels. A couple of years ago, I came across an author who manages to combine great storytelling, compelling characters and thrilling romances with a promotion of virtuousness. This is so rare!