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During a recent visit to the Gold Coast, where I met with my brother, after we'd discussed the Big Questions of Life, we fell into a deeper discussion, commiserating together about the moral decline of the West and in particular Australia.
  • On-Line Bible Series, Highlights Israel

    When my grandson Ezekiel decides to go to bed and read, he takes his computer or iPad with him. Times have changed. I remember reading a book under the blankets with a flashlight.
  • "Ya mon, no problem!"

    "Don't worry, be happy. Everything gonna be all right!" So sang Derek, our bus driver, as he cheerfully transported a dozen tourists, including myself, up Jamaica's famous Blue Mountain. By the time we reached the top he had us all singing it.
  • Don't feel sorry for Jesus

    As Christians celebrated Easter, I noticed again a missing link in the meaning of the season. The message from pulpits and online articles suggested Easter's focus was the physical agony of Jesus dying on the cross.
  • Who am I?

    Questions of identity concern us all. Who am I? Where do I come from? As we grow up we tend to take our identities for granted. But later on some of us start to question.
  • Days of Noah Part 3.

    The Jewish wise man Maimonides said, "Each and every Jew should strive to become as great as Moses."– (Maimonides, Laws of Teshuva 5:2). Christians are instructed to grow each day to be more like Jesus!
  • We live in a beautiful world

    Don't laugh now, but the thought of snorkelling has always made me a little nervous. Breathing through a pipe while having your nose blocked made the word 'claustrophobic' come to mind, so I never felt the need to go out of my way to try it. That was, of course, until we recently visited the Great Barrier Reef.
  • The Days of Noah or The Days of Elijah?

    "Much of the church has acted, and still acts, as though it has been grafted into a Christmas Tree – flashing its attractive lights and decorations, but unconcerned about its loss of roots and wondering why it is spiritually drying up and dying."
  • Communicating Science and…

    Science is wonderful and exciting! So why does it have such a bad rep? It's too hard, you can't understand it, only people in white coats do it.
  • Dangers on the Web

    The invitations are alluring, complimentary and full of promise. A website says, "Geeks were once ridiculed and reviled" but then "geeks became the people to know. In fact, they started being considered cool." For many teens today 'cool' is a craving.
  • Train Brakes

    A kid from the wool country could always get a job in a shearing shed and it's where I started earning a pay packet but the work was intermittent, the cook was slobbery and the food was definitely not mum's home cooking.
  • The Rise & Fall of Christendom (part 2)

    In the last article, we considered the demise of Christendom. I attempted to show that momentum has been building to remove, piece by piece, our Christian heritage from our institutions, laws and mores.
  • Like Nigella. Not.

    The room was hushed as I prepared to push the button on the blender. All eyes were upon me.