The Gospel and Race: A Truly Dangerous Idea

Late last year, the Sydney Opera House hosted the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, an annual event that features discussions on a number of contemporary issues and controversies. I was excited to be attending one of the festivals most anticipated talks in its line-up: Why Black Lives Matter. The premise of the discussion was simple: considering … Read more…

Will You Walk With Me? A pastoral care framework for ministering to same sex attracted young people

It would seem that the battle lines have been drawn. The church, with its ancient might and conservative strictures has hewn its trenches. Seemingly diametrically opposed stands a well-resourced, highly passionate LGBTI social movement. Shots have been fired and the toll keenly felt by both sides. Few paradigm clashes hold the social and emotional gravitas … Read more…

Greens v Catholics: this just got interesting

So hang on, a Greens candidate is taking the Catholic Bishops to court for explaining to Catholics what Catholics believe about marriage. Well this just got interesting. Tasmanian Greens candidate Martine Delaney has complained to the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner about the Catholic Bishops writing a booklet supporting traditional marriage (titled “Don’t Mess With Marriage” – bam! … Read more…