Why do Christians hate LGBTIQA+ people? Is God anti-gay?

Why do Christians hate LGBTIQA+ people? What is it about Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Queer or Asexual people – or those encompassed by the ‘plus’ that means Christians pit themselves against them? Is it because God is against them? It certainly looks like we hate… And even that we

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Finding Our Identity In Christ

This week in our series, Got Questions, we looked at the question Why do Christians hate LGBTIQA+ People and is God Anti-Gay? In answering this question during the talk, we heard the issue we all face is in finding our identity in our sexuality or anything else other than God.

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Remembrance Day

This Sunday marks the 100 years since the end of the ‘Great War’ – Remembrance Day. The 11th of November. A day etched into our nation’s shared ‘religious calendar’ – a sacred day up there with Anzac Day in the national story, and a reminder of the sacrifice our forebears have

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The Inclusion Zone: Imagining a society with less abortions

Time to imagine a society with less abortion, and churches as inclusion zones The Queensland Parliament passed changes to the abortion law in Queensland yesterday to move abortion from being dealt with under the Criminal Code in Queensland to being dealt with as a health issue. The change came after

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Would Jesus donate his organs?

A new ad promoting organ donation is generating a lot of discussion. Some find it clever. Some find it offensive. Some find it just plain silly. I find in it a great opportunity to talk about the gospel. If you missed the ad, here it is – a short clip

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Pregnancy: a woman’s reflection

I didn’t love being pregnant. Lots of my friends did love it, do love it – they feel a glow, they enjoy the process, that their hair was thicker and that they were part of something very special. These things are true, but they are not a universal experience and

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Abortion and loving our neighbours as we love ourselves

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with

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Passing the baton of faith to our kids

There is a lot of stuff written about how to raise kids into adults. It seems everywhere you look there is someone writing their approach to raising young people, and if you look hard enough, you could find someone who agrees with the way you think. This is all very

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