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Setting the gay record straight

  Heather Barwick was raised by two lesbian mothers, and she is now speaking out against gay marriage. The reason, though, is not hatred – she loves both her lesbian moms. The reason is simply because she’s realized that children should have the right to grow up with both a mom and a dad, and […]

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Why “Science can’t prove God” doesn’t really work

“I’m under no obligation to believe in a God that science can’t prove to exist” “My rejection of all gods is common sense backed up by the absolute lack of evidence.” These sound like very reasonable justifications for not seeking God. But unfortunately it’s not that easy. The truth is that we don’t need science […]

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State of the Nation

Last night I watched the State of the Nation address in all it’s riotous glory. For those who missed it, our President’s speech had only just begun when his opponents began to derail it. This resulted, after much heated argument, in their violent forced removal which only stirred other opponents into action against the constitutional […]

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Along the road

Back-to-school means back-to-traffic. It’s crazy how bad the traffic is in most places on the first day of school term. As a parent sitting amongst the exhaust fumes this morning watching the sixteenth taxi pass you on the pavement, I wonder if you were tempted, just for a moment, to reconsider you child’s schooling. Education’s […]

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Holiday

Two days into work and you’re already feeling exhausted. You need a holiday. But you just had one. It was supposed to charge the batteries, but right now you feel like you forgot to plug in the charger. It’s weird how many people feel that after the holidays, and it makes us wonder whether there’s […]

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3 Uncomfortable truths of Christmas

When we think of Christmas, we tend to think of the fluffy, happy stuff – the stable, the still starry night, the shepherds. But the truth is; that first Christmas was far from fluffy. In fact, there are some very uncomfortable facts of Christmas that not many people like to talk about. But the bible […]

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Pax Romana

Caesar Augustus probably didn’t celebrate Christmas. He was around when it happened but he didn’t know about it. He was the boss of the greatest Empire the world had ever seen, so he had a lot on his plate. In fact, Luke tells us that at the very time Jesus was born Caesar Augustus was […]

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Shipwrecked!

“SHIPWRECKED”… a word you’d never expect to be used for a top class professional sailing team competing in a world class event. And yet, on the 30th of November 2014, the unthinkable happened to team Vestas Wind in the Volvo Round the World Ocean Race. Not long after sunset, while travelling at 19knts (about 35kph) […]

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