Jack is a quietly spoken man. He has a beautiful smile. And he openly shed some tears when we recently spoke. There was no vitriol, rather a humble, challenging request from this proud Kamilaroi man. “Please embrace our invitation. Please walk with us towards reconciliation. We can do this.” And words I won’t forget; I … Continue reading Raise our voices
What should Christians do about guns?
“I know of churches that would never hire a pastor who smoked but have shooting events at their yearly men’s retreats. I know Christian parents who warn their kids about the dangers of marijuana use but don’t hesitate to buy them firearms. I know conservative people of faith who affirm the need for legal and … Continue reading What should Christians do about guns?
May our slumber be shaken
“When an ordinary person with a good heart pays attention to our situation, they will surely feel our pain,” writes Mehdi Ali. For the life of me, I cannot understand how for so long our Prime Minister and senior government leaders have chosen to close their ears and hearts to the cries and pain of … Continue reading May our slumber be shaken
Hear us and walk with us!
“In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.” This is the final paragraph of the Uluru Statement of the Heart. Four … Continue reading Hear us and walk with us!
The day after
So the election is run and won and I'm home fighting of "man flu". As I lay in bed sipping chicken soup I've been pondering the following ten things we can all do the day after the election: 1. We can, to quote a good man, Andrew Palmer, remember that "democracy is a beautiful beast. … Continue reading The day after