Category Archives: Social Comment

Social Comment

A House Divided

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Who said it? If you said ‘Abraham Lincoln’, you would be correct, though it was originally said by Jesus (Mark 3:25), referring to an internal conflict going on within an individual person. Lincoln … Continue reading

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Judge not, Madam Premier, and you shall not be judged!

I have no issue with the Premier (or any representative of the state) singling out those of us who break the law, but the civil law and the moral law are not the same thing. One is secular and one … Continue reading

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Ashura commemoration in the West

August 17, 2021 – It was my privilege to speak at the conference, “Ashura Commemoration in the West”, organised by the Ashura International Foundation in cooperation with the One Nation Center for Intellectual and Strategic Studies in Iran. It is … Continue reading

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Lockdowns defile what is sacred

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” (Matthew 10:28) Human beings were created to live in community. Indeed, I don’t believe it is possible to enjoy a full life unless you’re part … Continue reading

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There is only one God, and it’s not the Minister for Health

Over the last few weeks, churches around the world have been reacquainting themselves with the ancient stories of David, King of Israel – his triumphs and his failures. These accounts have reminded me of an uncomfortable Biblical truth – that … Continue reading

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A plea to the Premier

I was reminded by the Hebrew Bible reading we had last Sunday (from 2 Samuel 12) that, in the days of old, God would send prophets to speak to the rulers of the people, to remind them that they are … Continue reading

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We used to think it noble to sacrifice lives to preserve our freedom. Now we sacrifice our freedom to preserve lives

“Perfect love casts out all fear” (1 John 4:18) Once upon a time we would go to war, believing that it was worth sacrificing millions of lives, if necessary, to maintain our freedom. Now we do exactly the opposite. We … Continue reading

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A critique of American Human Rights

My thanks to Dr Yahya Jahangiri for the kind invitation to speak at this conference, organised by Tehran University in Iran.  I participated  via  the live  stream  on  June  30,  2021 It is a privilege to be invited to speak … Continue reading

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Sheikh Nimr is greatly missed – Khamenei.ir interviews Father Dave

It has been my privilege to appear a number of times now in Iranian publications. Not many Australian priests can make this boast, and the reason I am selected so regularly as an Australian Christian voice is quite simple – nobody else … Continue reading

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