This past week, I shared the following links on social media and I think they’re worth sharing here too:
The Free Reformed Churches of Australia
It’s been a long time coming, but the FRCA finally has a new website. It now includes news items from our churches (which you can also get delivered to a blog aggregator like Feedly via RSS).
What To Do About Halloween on the Sabbath?
This is, to me it seems, a distinctly North American discussion. Halloween is a thing here in Australia, but not a big thing. It’s certainly not anywhere near as big as in the US and Canada. That suits me just fine.
Legalism: What It Is and What It Is Not
Chris Gordon: “Too often when people critique confessional Protestants, who affirm the abiding validity of the Ten Commandments, as “legalistic,” they are really advocating antinomianism, rejection of God’s moral law. What they are saying is this: we won’t require anything of you if you come to us. This is all an escape tactic for people who are running. God’s law is totally disregarded, and the consequences of this are evidenced in the way people approach him in worship.”
Victorian Government to Discriminate against Faith-Based Schools
While this is a deplorable development, I can’t help but wonder if the real problems are being missed here: churches which don’t practice church discipline, and then Christian schools which don’t make biblical church membership a requirement for employment.
Appeal court overturns UK puberty blockers ruling for under-16s
The case of Keira Bell (Bell v Tavistock) has received a lot of attention from Christians concerned about so-called conversion therapy legislation. This is a set-back, however an appeal to the UK Supreme Court is in the works.
Study: Majority of Self-Identified Christians Don’t Believe the Holy Spirit is Real
Perhaps a better title: Majority of Self-Identified Christians Don’t Really Believe Christian Doctrine.
Christian vs. Atheist Debate
I didn’t post this one on Facebook, but last week I did show it to participants at a Reformed Apologetics course I taught in Western Australia. Brace yourself — one unhinged atheist makes it a wild ride.