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51 per cent of us are Christian? Yeah, right! image
51 per cent of us are Christian? Yeah, right!

There’s as much chance that 51 per cent of Australians are Christian as there are that fifty per cent of our young people are gender fluid when it comes to their sexuality. The latest research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics from that census (you know, the one we were

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What should I call my book?

I'm about to submit a manuscript to Matthias Media, which God-willing they will publish. The working title has been 'Living Well', but I'd like to give them some ideas for a title and sub-title that is a little bit more explanatory and a lot more catchy. As you

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Everyone Smiles at Ten K

I ran my first marathon this past weekend.  Maybe even my last marathon.  It’s not that I ran terribly or that I hated it, (3:18, thanks for asking), it’s just that the whole marathon thing doesn’t do it for me.  Never has. Give me a frisky 5, a tasty 10,

Why It Might Need to Get Worse In Order to Gets Better image
Why It Might Need to Get Worse In Order to Gets Better

Things must be getting strange when even veteran atheist (he’s been shifted from the new category) Richard Dawkins now advocating a return to religious instruction classes in British schools. Perhaps it’s just a turn in the evolutionary cog, but Dawkins is now, publicly, advocating comparative religious classes in

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Mirrors 9th June 2016

"It's not life hacking [to get just get a Solution] but hacking being human." A very emotional and personal episode of the Startup Podcast about a startup founder juggling work and parenting. Reflecting on complementarianism and domestic violence. I try to squeeze a little bit of God into my

Gender differences, the Bible, the church, preaching, cultural forms and the workplace image
Gender differences, the Bible, the church, preaching, cultural forms and the workplace

There has been some heated discussion in response to a sermon by Carmelina Reid and a video segment at the recent Equip Women's Conference in Sydney. Two big points of contention were 1) the relevance of 1Corinthians 11 to appropriate Christian women's hair length today and 2) whether the Bible

Liberty of conscience means slightly different things in the Bible and in political theory image
Liberty of conscience means slightly different things in the Bible and in political theory

As I was trying to write about Christian freedom for the book I'm working on, I began to get that slippery/fuzzy feeling in my head, that something wasn't quite right. Often this feeling comes when I am conflating ideas. And in this case I think I was.

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Pentecost Sunday and Terror

https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/000_p887h-635x357.jpg?w=640 We wake up on Pentecost Sunday to yet another round of terror.  For most secular Westerners it’s just the second day of the weekend, or the second day of a three day weekend if you are lucky enough to

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