Australia · Education - General

WA Police: Ban kids from social media

“PARENTS need to wake up and realise the only way to stop their children being cyberbullied is to ban them from using social media, the WA Police Force warns.” This is what ‘PerthNow’ reported today on its website. The website is quoting acting Assistant Commissioner of State Crime Pryce Scanlan, speaking to an inquiry examining… Continue reading WA Police: Ban kids from social media

Arts

ALL OF BACH

the online treasury of the nederlands bach society WWW.ALLOFBACH.COM Some of the great benefits of the internet are that things distant come close, the truly beautiful and done to God’s glory can be enjoyed, and the complex is made clear. In terms of good music the Nederlands Bach Society’s website does all these things. The… Continue reading ALL OF BACH

Arts · Education - General · Opinion · World

“Everyone did what was right in their own eyes”

Part 1 With this year’s 500th anniversary of the Great Reformation, the life and work of Martin Luther, John Calvin and other Reformers have our attention. We are very well served with informative and inspiring lectures and articles. Christian schools too are active in studying and sharing the significance of the Reformation. Sermons focus on… Continue reading “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes”

Christianity

SUDAN: Christian Refugee Children Denied Food in Camps

(from Voice of the Martyrs) Since early September, Christian children are being denied food in Sudan’s refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers. A mission aid worker at the camp reports: “The majority [of children] are left in camps, some in a very terrible situation. They are confined in those places. Thus, they are given… Continue reading SUDAN: Christian Refugee Children Denied Food in Camps

Christianity

NEPAL: President Signs Anti Conversion Bill into Law

(from Voice of the Martyrs) A Criminal Code Bill, which includes clauses that criminalise religious conversion and the “hurting of religious sentiment,” was signed into law on 16 October by Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari. The Bill was passed by the Nepali parliament on 8 August. Human rights defenders had appealed to the president to… Continue reading NEPAL: President Signs Anti Conversion Bill into Law

Christianity

MALI: Militants Attack Churches in Northern Regions

(from Voice of the Martyrs) In late September and early October, at least three churches in the Mopti region have received “visits” from jihadists. In Dobara, the militants smashed their way into a church from which they removed crosses and furnishings that were later piled up outside and burned. In Bodwal, members of the same… Continue reading MALI: Militants Attack Churches in Northern Regions

Australia

City Of Sydney Allows Free Use Of Its Halls For Same-Sex Weddings

(reported by ARPA Australia) The City of Sydney has passed a motion which will allow same-sex couples free use of its halls and facilities to host weddings during the first 100 days after same-sex marriage is legalised. Heterosexual couples will still be required to pay for facility hire. The vote was not unanimous, with one… Continue reading City Of Sydney Allows Free Use Of Its Halls For Same-Sex Weddings

Australia

Australian Christian Lobby’s Ad Rated MA15+

The Australian Christian Lobby’s latest ad for the marriage campaign has been hit with an MA15+ rating, meaning it cannot be screened by television stations until after 8:30pm. The 15+ age rating is ironic given that the content which prompted it (two on-screen quotes about genitalia and sexual activity) were sourced from ‘Safe Schools’ curriculum… Continue reading Australian Christian Lobby’s Ad Rated MA15+

Australia

Participation Marriage Postal Survey At 74.5%

(reported by ARPA Australia) Participation in the Marriage Postal Survey has now grown to 74.5%. Four million votes still need to be received before polls close on Tuesday 7th November. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used a Facebook Live broadcast this week to predict that same-sex marriage would “sail through the Parliament” by Christmas in the… Continue reading Participation Marriage Postal Survey At 74.5%

Education - General

Lifelong learning – the role of learning in our lives

When have I finished learning? Has a graduating student finished learning when they graduate from high school? Have we completed our learning of the Heidelberg Catechism when we do our Profession of Faith? Or is it after we’ve graduated from college or university that we are finally finished learning? At this time of year, many… Continue reading Lifelong learning – the role of learning in our lives