Culture Wars by John Heinenger

The Universal Struggle between Christianity and Secular Humanism. In recent years the denigration and vilification of Bible believing Christians and religious fundamentalists has become a growth industry In Australia the electronic and newsprint media has been largely the facilitator of this attack rather than a moderating voice. A Queensland science teacher informed a student that […]

12 Reasons Why Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalised by Peter James Saunders

1 Voluntary euthanasia is unnecessary because alternative treatments exist. IT IS WIDELY BELIEVED that there are only two options open to patients with terminal illness: either they die slowly in unrelieved suffering or they receive euthanasia. In fact, there is a middle way, that of creative and compassionate caring. Meticulous research in palliative medicine has […]

Almighty God & The Australian Constitution by Dr Graham McLennan (1996)

100 year ago the Bathurst branch of the Australasian Federation League held a People’s Convention. Amongst the League’s Vice Presidents were the Anglican and Catholic Bishops of Bathurst. The local Wesleyan minister was the Convention’s Secretary. The Convention was preceded on the 15th of November by the observation of Federation Sunday, with special church services […]

The Case for Christian Social Involvement by Bill Muehlenberg

Martin Niemoller was a decorated submarine commander in WWI, an ardent nationalist and a pastor in Germany. At first he welcomed the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. Later, however, he realised that Hitler was heading the wrong way, and he became an outspoken critic of Hitler and Nazism. While most churches and church leaders […]

Engaging the Culture by John Whitehead

All too often modern Christians portray Jesus Christ as a meek, harmless friend of the world. But that is not the picture found in the Gospels or the book of Revelation. Far from being passive or meek, Jesus Christ was both controversial and dogmatic. Jesus Christ was not ‘broadminded” nor did he regard multicultural beliefs […]

Australia’s Christian Heritage by Dr Graham McLennan

As Christian leaders we need to reflect on our foundations and recognise the hand of God in the commencement of a Christian nation in the Pacific within reach of the great Asian nations. While many Australians look to a convict past with its fear of authority and feeling of inferiority, rejection, isolation and loneliness, there […]