Review: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook – Jeff Kinley

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying the living dead within. by Jeff Kinley Thomas Nelson 2011, Kindle edition  I suppose it says a lot about this book that I requested it to review around Halloween (and when I was just getting into the TV series The Walking Dead) but have only just managed to finish reading it. The book alternates chapters between a zombie story and non-fiction […]

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A response to the ACL’s position on asylum seekers

The Australia Christian Lobby posted a media release today supporting off-shore processing for asylum seekers. According to ACL’s Managing Director, Jim Wallace: “Deterrence must be a strong part of our response to this, if these disasters are to be averted, and that means making it unattractive for people to attempt this. “The Malaysian solution is an attempt to address this, and whether we institute it […]

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Angels we have heard on high, sweetly shouting o’er the play

In case you haven’t seen this one doing the rounds, here is a special Advent video that will make you giggle:    

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I remember

I remember the songs we sang at your funeral, and how I came to learn why you loved the line “suffering children are safe in Your arms”, and how I could never again sing the final verse of How Great Thou Art without a lump in my throat. I remember your sharp, navy blue three-piece suit. I remember how you’d later need to wear oversize […]

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What if they’re right?

I have to state upfront that this post is me musing. It is something that popped into my head while I was at the gym last week while listing to my mate’s song “Do I hope for fiction?“, and I wonder if there’s value in it. We all come to things with preconcpetions, and we’re all susceptible to confirmation bias. What if we asked the question about […]

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Calvinism vs Arminianism and the need for context

It’s been a number of years since I got into heated (read: nasty) debates about Calvinism vs Arminianism, and indeed, I’m not proud of some of things I typed in those days, and for the prideful, hurtful things that I said. Thankfully, Vicky Beeching’s recent foray into the issue has been calm and considerate, and so I have, for the first time in a while […]

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