Blog - Christian
There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst Christians as to the proper place for judging – or not judging. I was reading a Facebook thread on the weekend on Ireland’s vote for gay marriage, and especially U2’s Bono […]
As you’re probably aware, Israel Folau’s Australian rugby union career appears over (see report) after a three-person panel ordered that the Wallabies star’s four-year contract be terminated as punishment for his breach of the players’ Code of Conduct.[i] My purpose […]
In asking this question I’m not referring to the denomination or style of the church you’re part of (or not part of). Over my 30 years as a pastor, I’ve observed many “kinds” of people who refer to themselves as […]
Why are women allowed to speak in the church when the Bible says they should be quiet? There are two passages of Scripture that teach this very clearly: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12:
“Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.”
“A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.”
"Born again!". It's a familiar term that's been done to death in recent times. If you google it you come up with all sorts of things from movies to songs, albums to books, and of course the Abba tribute band Bjorn Again. Born again is a hair product, a beauty mask, a motorbike restoration business and a fashion show. It's an American activist group and a comic book. Right here in Melbourne you can even cover your concrete slab with "Born again floors." Born again is an Elvis impersonator in Sydney, and rapper Snoop Dog said he was born again after visiting a Rastafarian Temple in Jamaica earlier this year where a High Priest told him, 'You are the light; you are the lion.' He now refers to himself as “ Snoop Lion” . I kid you not.