Bob Hyatt proposes an interesting solution to the same sex marriage connundrum. As marriage is a church term, states shouldn't "marry" anyone, hetrosexuals included. They should however offer civil unions to everyone.
Do Christians need a Christian prime minister? - "Recently disendorsed NSW Liberal candidate, David Barker, expressed concern that Julia Gillard was "anti-God" and that a non-Liberal vote would be a vote for Muslims, thus reintroducing religion, kicking and screaming in protest, to the campaign agenda." Excellent critique of theocratic Christianity by Greg Clarke.
Election ignores marginalised says Anglicare - Sydney Morning Herald reports, "The poor and marginalised will be left out of this year's election debate as leaders focus on middle Australia, the Christian charity Anglicare says."
I have been involved in a few conversations about Gnosticism lately and it's prompted me to ask, what can Christians learn from Gnostics? I ask this because, while I do see Gnosticism as a counterfeit form of Christianity, I nevertheless think there are opportunities to learn from it. I think this of every religion.
With Gnosticism this can be a bit tricky though. Because often things are attributed exclusively to Gnostic scriptures which are already found within the New Testament. For example, authoritative females (Acts 18:26) and mystical experience (Acts 22:17).