Depression – The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From My Experience

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues.  Approximately 1 out of every 6 people will experience depression at some point in their life.  Often the results are significant and, in the extreme, may lead toward suicide.  It would be good if Christians were immune to experiencing depression but we are not.  I know … Read more

Why Halal Certification Serves the Gospel of Jesus

There have been calls within Australia to ban products with halal certification.  I understand the feelings of some but I do not share their view.  Most of the opposition to certification revolves around how monies paid to certifiers are being spent.  There have been suggestions that some certifiers are funding terrorists.  I cannot comment on … Read more

Find Your Voice

Martin Niemöller was arrested in 1937 by the Gestapo for speaking against the Nazi government.  He was not released until World War II was ending in 1945.  It is true that he initially supported the Nazi party, a decision he regretted this for the rest of his life.  In this haunting quote he reflects on … Read more

When God Met A Refugee

Without a doubt one of the serious ongoing issues Australia faces is that of asylum seekers.  The issue is not isolated to Australia, and if we’re honest, our issue is fairly insignificant compared to that of other countries.  Our media treats it as a major issue and politicians are most concerned with stopping the boats.  … Read more

Depression: The Negative and the Positive

Much has been written about the scourge that is depression and the Christian life. From my own experience, though it may seem strange, there actually may be some kind of blessing that can come from experiencing depression.  This paradox is something that has helped me, as one who experiences depression, to endure.  Depression can be … Read more

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