Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools?

Okay folks, I’m looking for your wisdom and insight here. I’m subscribed to the ‘Linux for Christians’ mailing list (don’t ask!). A few days ago somebody posted this article, which is about a man in America who is on a crusade to get Christian parents to take their children out of the public school system.Continue reading “Should Christians send their kids to non-Christian schools?”

My New Year’s Resolution

I’ve been thinking about what I should resolve for the New Year. Let’s see… I could probably lose a bit of weight. However, I’ve lost 10kg in the last year, and I’m still eating healthier food and working out several times a week. Let’s call that one retrospective. I don’t think I had it onContinue reading “My New Year’s Resolution”

A late Christmas present

One of my favourite podcasts is The Drabblecast, which features short fiction and a heap of other other whacky and unusual stuff. The Drabblecast is produced by the multi-talented Norm Sherman. As well as doing some incredible voice work on a few projects, he’s a half-decent singer/songwriter with a flair for the less than normalContinue reading “A late Christmas present”

Church boycotts carol service over popular hymn

HYMNALS STARTED TO FLY when Brokeback Community Church, situated in the town of Colac in Victoria, Australia, decided to boycott a local community carol service because organisers insisted on singing a controversial verse in the song ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing.’ The church, which is a vocal critic of the idea of same-sex marriage, believesContinue reading “Church boycotts carol service over popular hymn”

Wait—it’s Christmas!

Christmas is a time for many things, but I’ll always associate it with waiting. It starts back in September, when the Fathers’ Day displays disappear and shops begin to fill with Christmas merchandise. So we say, ‘That can wait.’ December comes along. The kids, surrounded by glitzy ads ask for more and more, and weContinue reading “Wait—it’s Christmas!”

Cameron’s top ten Christmas songs

Over the last three weeks I’ve been to a huge number of carol services, carol sing-a-longs, Christmas parties involving the heavy use of carols, Christmas concerts and, of course, church on the four Sundays of Advent. I can cope with the busy-ness of Christmas. For musical reasons I’m over it for 2008. Still, while atContinue reading “Cameron’s top ten Christmas songs”

A meeting of the Heavenly Host

This is a piece I wrote for a corps newsletter a few years ago, and it’s also appeared in the OnFire magazine. It’s just sitting wasted on my hard drive right now, so I thought I’d release it to the world! Once upon a time, about two thousand years ago, the Captains of the HeavenlyContinue reading “A meeting of the Heavenly Host”