Effing with the Ineffable: Why we shouldn’t teach the Bible to our Children

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January 27, 2017

“I’m praying for you.”

These are words I never thought I’d hear - in the context of hearing them from someone worried about my salvation being in jeopardy. I know I’m not the only one who has heard these words from concerned family or friends.


May 30, 2016

I wonder how many other people share my addiction? I’ve sat in churches all my life and for most of that time I’ve had one kind of “experience envy” or another. We’d have guest speakers visit our country congregation who’d been “rescued from their li...

May 29, 2016

Being a parent is a tough job and although there have been many books written on how to wrangle and discipline children, there is no one handbook that shows us exactly how to parent. Mostly parenting is a journey that evolves and grows with our child...

May 26, 2016

When I was 20 years old I may, or may not have, received a prophetic message for my life one night in church. There was an unusual outpouring of the Spirit that particular night. My cynicism was only beginning to blossom and with desperate hope, I al...

May 22, 2016

As I stood at the entrance to our favourite night club, I looked across the road to watch a man standing on a wooden box yelling at the crowds of party-goers walking by. “Repent now! Your sins will send you to hell!” I shook my head and looked down a...

May 18, 2016

I have grown up with an unhealthy obsession with sex, one which for all its trying, was not helped by the church. My teenage years coincided with the dawn of the increasing popularity and accessibility to the internet and invariably to internet porn....

May 11, 2016

As I was growing up, the topic of sexuality was something to be feared and revered. It was talked about as something that must be overcome and carefully confined to marriage or you would be damaging your soul, irreparably.

So when the topic of homos...

May 10, 2016

I used to be a prayer warrior. A veritable superhero of the supernatural realm.

Heaven and earth were depending on me, after all. They couldn't do without me. At least that's how it seemed. For decades I was someone who laboured for hours a day as I...

May 5, 2016

Jesus walks through a wall, like a ghost, appearing to his followers, and says to them, “Peace be with you” (which is the right thing to say to your friends who are probably screaming and wetting themselves) then immediately turns to Thomas and says,...

“Subvert the system” I silently chant as I navigate my way around the oppressive asylum seeker detention centre.  My own Government is resolute in not settling asylum seekers. Their message is simple: ‘If you come to Australia illegally by boat, ther...

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