Atheist. The word embodies a certain, and not small amount of, hostility, don’t you think? It can inadvertently be hissed when spoken, resembling an act of mild aggression. It’s a title certainly, almost an epithet. I, the atheist. Yet to be an atheist is not really to be a something or a someone, and I do not […]
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NEWCASTLE, NSW – The minister of a small, Presbyterian church in the Newcastle suburb of Wallsend has gotten much more than he bargained for when he posted this message on his church billboard earlier this week. A church spokesman confirmed to the Newcastle Herald that the billboard was in response to the introduction of two separate […]
I’m done being embarrassed about my problems. I often make errors of judgement that take me places I don’t want to be, and I’m working on that. But I don’t care what people think as much as I once did. Everyone’s got the stuff, you know? If it’s a toss up between keeping up appearances, pretending I don’t need God’s grace because I’m so worked out, and looking like a loser because I need his grace like I need oxygen, it’s the latter I choose. With the grace comes Him. With me, I just get…me.
As a Christian, how have your views on social issues been formulated? I am conducting some research into how Christians come to hold the views on topical social issues of the day.
Todays survey question is about same-sex marriage.