Australia

Conservative MPs move five amendments to SSM bill

Conservative MPs in the Liberal Party are preparing amendments to the bill to legalise Same Sex Marriage. These amendments are intended to protect certain human rights for those who support ‘traditional marriage’. How quickly things can change. Same Sex Marriage is not even legalised yet and already now we have to defend the rights of… Continue reading Conservative MPs move five amendments to SSM bill

Australia · Christian Schools · Christianity

Celebrating 60 years of reformed education

Rejoicing, recounting, remembering, reflecting! What an evening it was! The convention centre in Perth was packed with 2300 voices praising God in song and words! I don’t think I ever heard that many voices at once singing in unison from the psalms and hymns: Come thank the LORD, his goodness praising (Psalm 118), O LORD… Continue reading Celebrating 60 years of reformed education

Australia · World

Should the government guarantee higher taxes for your children in return for lower taxes for you?

There is hardly any government that does not borrow money to finance its desires. It is not done today, to increase taxes. In a democracy, increasing taxes almost certainly is political suicide. Instead of staying within its means, the government often decides to borrow money. Easy, of course. Keep everyone happy. The problem? The next… Continue reading Should the government guarantee higher taxes for your children in return for lower taxes for you?

Christianity · Life Application

Outraged all the time: why Christians can’t be

Lots of stories go around on the internet, on Facebook and other social media, or are being forwarded by email, preferably to all the contacts in your address book. Those articles, which speak about dreadful things government authorities and other organisations are doing, whether it is in the USA or in our own country or… Continue reading Outraged all the time: why Christians can’t be

Science and Technology · World

Princeton scientists announce discovery of “sex chromosome”

Reformed Perspective runs an interesting article written by Rob Slane, about a discovery by scientists at Princeton University. These scientists published findings which could forever change the way we think about biological sex. Until now, it had been assumed that the sex of a person was determined by how a person felt. But now researchers… Continue reading Princeton scientists announce discovery of “sex chromosome”

Australia

No consensus on protection of religious freedoms

With same-sex marriage set to be legalised, there is still no consensus on how religious freedom will be protected. Some conservative politicians (including Mathias Cormann and Peter Dutton) are pushing for religious freedoms to be protected in separate legislation and debated next year. A second group (including Matt Canavan, Scott Morrison, Eric Abetz and Andrew… Continue reading No consensus on protection of religious freedoms

Australia · Christian Schools · Christianity · Education - General

WA: Faith-based schools under threat

As was predicted, the legalization of same-sex-marriage (which still has to happen) will not be the end of the crusade of the gay-movement against Christianity. Now they are going after the faith-based schools. Australians are not allowed to have different opinions than theirs, and what is the best way to change the opinions of future… Continue reading WA: Faith-based schools under threat

World

Canada: Maoist Struggle Session at Wilfrid Laurier University

Another example of political correctness killing democracy and turning it in a Maoist dictatorship, is what happened at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Even the leftist media took note and realized that things have gone too far. It is certainly telling that a newspaper like ‘The Globe and Mail’ sees the need to… Continue reading Canada: Maoist Struggle Session at Wilfrid Laurier University

Church News - General · World

The Supreme Court as Reformed Synod?

ARPA Canada lawyer, John Sikkema ARPA lawyer John Sikkema appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada last week, making arguments as an intervener in the so-called “Wall” case. That’s the one where the Supreme Court has been asked whether secular courts have authority to intervene in matters of ecclesiastical discipline. The arguments are being heard… Continue reading The Supreme Court as Reformed Synod?