Christianity · Church News - General

Attempt to church unity in the Netherlands

In June of this year, after severing the ties with the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, Synod Bunbury of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) decided to maintain contact with two small church federations in the Netherlands. These churches are usually referred to with the acronyms DGK and GKN. DGK stands for De Gereformeerde… Continue reading Attempt to church unity in the Netherlands

Australia

ARPA urges action: write your Legislative Assembly Member

ARPA Australia reports that currently, a Bill is before the WA Parliament, which, if passed, will allow male same-sex couples and single men to access surrogacy in order to have children. ARPA reminds its members that this proposal totally contravenes God’s design for the family, exploits women and places the rights of children as secondary… Continue reading ARPA urges action: write your Legislative Assembly Member

Christianity · World

“I want my sex back” – documentary

Part of the whole gender rights movement is that people who ‘don’t feel happy’ in their body, should have the right to ‘change gender’. Grammatically, it is incorrect to speak about changing gender, while is meant a change in sex. Gender refers to behaviour, while sex refers to biological and physiological characteristics. So when talking… Continue reading “I want my sex back” – documentary

Christianity · Life Application · World

Religious people live longer

“The Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS) released a study last month demonstrating that religious people live longer.” That is what Fox News reported recently. Researchers found that religiously affiliated people lived between 5.64 and 9.45 years longer than those who were not religiously affiliated. However, there is no reason yet for Christians… Continue reading Religious people live longer

Church News - General · Churches

Synod Reflections (3): Inter Church Relations

In my first article with Synod Reflections, I already mentioned a few things about relationships with sister churches and contact churches. There I discussed the argument of geographical distance, which has been used in the past as a reason not to enter in a sister church relationship with church federations in other parts of the… Continue reading Synod Reflections (3): Inter Church Relations

Australia · World

Assisted-Dying laws incentive for insurance companies to deny coverage

In several countries, states, provinces over the world, assisted-dying laws have been adopted and implemented. Those resisting the adoption of these laws often warned that the availability of the option of euthanasia / assisted-dying would put pressure on those who are terminally ill to choose this option. This appears to  be happening now in a… Continue reading Assisted-Dying laws incentive for insurance companies to deny coverage