Why Christians can say ‘Good on you!’ to same-sex marriage

The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you… I will bless you… so that you will be a blessing… and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ (Genesis 12:1-3, NRSV) From talking with Christians who plan to …

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Reflection: Quoting scripture for whose purpose?

One of the occassional light-ish reflections I write for the church email newsletter… It’s always interesting when people in public life quote the Bible. There was a great example this week. Tony Abbott concluded his last speech as PM with the following words: In my maiden speech here in this Parliament, I quoted from the …

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