A Poem – GUILTY AS CHARGED

My last couple of posts have been like a whirlwind for me – I know that some people following along who don’t know my background or the background of the Lutheran Church of Australia may have looked at my post a bit perplexed as to what exactly am I talking about. A tiny bit of … Continue reading

Five Hundred’s Reason Against Inerrancy

I used to say that I did a four-year apprenticeship to learn how to play “Five Hundred”. The game that was played during crib breaks underground was more important than any actual work that happened in the mine. It was with great fear that I would stand in for one of the regular players – … Continue reading

Two Sets of Rules?

I spoke briefly about how the “Honour Shame” system works on Guys (here) – it is only fair to now talk about how this affects women. It is also only fair to warn you ladies, that the news is not good. The “Honour Shame” system was a way of thinking that was prevalent in Jesus … Continue reading

Easter Inclusion

The Old Testament is all about exclusion, about holiness, about separation. Priests with disabilities were not allowed to offer sacrifices, the blind and mute were not allowed in the Temple. Women, children and Gentiles were also excluded. Interestingly, those with “crushed nuts” ¬†or removed penises and those that were born Eunichs were also excluded from … Continue reading