“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

Moderator’s Comments

Knowing our Limitations, 15 September 2020

If anyone is looking for suitable reading in lockdown – or in wild freedom, for that matter – Blaise Pascal’s Pensées is indeed food for the soul and for the intellect. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a distinguished French scientist who sought to write an apologetic for the Christian faith, but death took him before the work could be completed. No matter, for Pascal’s work in its…

Sanctity of Life Sunday, 24 May 2020

As a denomination which has committed itself to a pro-life message to our people and to the world, can I ask you to recognise 24 May 2020 as a Sanctity of Life Sunday? A number of other denominations and organisations will be joining us in this. We cannot be indifferent to the fact that about 90,000 abortions take place every year in…

The Bolt Report

On Wednesday, 24th August, I agreed to appear and be interviewed on the Bolt Report on the Sky news channel, regarding same sex marriage. The interview was about 10 minutes of which Andrew Bolt took half that time in introducing the issue. I had much more to say, but the constraints of national media, made…

Team Australia? Yes and No!

Pauline Hanson and now Sonia Kruger have called for curbs to be placed on Muslim migration levels into Australia. I believe the concern of each has been a seeming lack of integration of Muslims into the Australian community, failing to join Tony Abbot’s, ‘Team Australia.’ I am appalled by the lack of integration seen in…

One True God

Pauline Hanson and now Sonia Kruger have called for curbs to be placed on Muslim migration levels into Australia. I believe the concern of each has been a seeming lack of integration of Muslims into the Australian community, failing to join Tony Abbot’s, ‘Team Australia.’ Genesis 1 records God speaking (‘And God said’,’Then God said)…

100, 500 Years

There is a college in Oxford dating back to 1379 which has the audacity of being called, New College. Travelling in the UK, one has a sense of one’s own immortality being surrounded by buildings 500, 600 or even more years old. In Australia, 100 is quite an achievement and 150 is remarkable since white…

Emergency Assembly

I have just been to an Emergency Meeting of the NSW General Assembly, which met at Roseville Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. The issue, to test the appropriateness of the NSW Trustees’ suspension of the Council of Scots College, Sydney and to appoint a Management Committee to govern the College until the 2017…

You won’t be late

I have had punctuality bred into me, even now, if I am meeting my sisters, I know they will be at least 10 minutes early and sometimes I am even earlier. Some people are habitually late, I am habitually early. Oscar Wilde said that he was always late on principle, the principle being that punctuality…

Wee Waa NSW 2388

Wee Waa’s boom years were the mid 1960’s to the mid 1980’s, there was plenty of water, and cotton, as an Australian industry, was in its infancy. American farmers led by Paul Kahl and Frank Hadley, two Christian men from California, were instrumental in establishing the industry, centred on Wee Waa. Wee Waa Presbyterian was…

The Cross

Toplady’s hymn expresses it well: “Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to thy cross I cling; Naked turn to you for dress; Helpless look to you for grace; Foul I to the fountain fly; Wash me, Saviour, or I die.” By dying on that cross, Jesus won our salvation. To do so, Jesus had…