Free Indeed

October 9, 2018

Not too long ago, a colleague and I were called as witnesses before a Parliamentary Committee exploring Section 18C of the Federal Racial Discrimination Act. We were asked to describe our experience of being at the pointy end of an anti-discrimination complaint, and what we thought about such “hate laws”. Read More...

Don’t follow the UK!

September 17, 2018

There are few better places in the world for a Scotsman to spend a three-month Sabbatical than Sydney. As a general observation, Australia is in a much healthier position than the UK. You are not as far down the progressive/regressive rabbit hole into which we are fast disappearing. But there are warning signs. Read More...

The Forgotten Reformer

August 30, 2018

But what of Oecolampadius? One of the leading Hebrew scholars of his day, an outstanding biblical commentator and reformer of a prominent city, yet his name is largely unknown outside specialist circles and the great bulk of his work has never been translated into English. Who was this forgotten reformer? Read More...

Evangelicals unchained

August 21, 2018

Evangelical Christians profoundly influenced Australia -Stuart Piggin talks to Mark Powell- Stuart Piggin was director of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience at Macquarie University and head of the Department of Christian Thought of the Australian College of Theology. He Read More...

Blessed change

August 13, 2018

Maybe “growth” is a better word than “change” for us Presbyterians. It’s less scary. Living things grow, and growth means change. As John Henry Newman put it, “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Read More...

Pursue God’s Dream

July 23, 2018

One of the first Bible verses I learnt as a teenager was Proverbs 16:9, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” At the time I didn’t realise how helpful it would be in countering all the worldly advice I received about my future. Read More...