JUSTICE AND MERCY: A TALE OF TWO PROPHETS

How do we synthesise two prophetic messages in Scripture, given at the exact same time to the exact same people, that appear to be not just different but contradictory? One prophet seems entirely focused on putting an end to evil and suffering and seeing swift justice, whilst the other desperately pleads for leniency and more time before the inevitable judgment. Which view is correct or … Continue reading JUSTICE AND MERCY: A TALE OF TWO PROPHETS

Do it yourself religion?

“How can I live a better life?” This theme had dominated my priorities since getting to know God. I could see how a healthy life, utilizing advice on psychology, diet and work, among other things provided in the Bible, had benefited my friends, mentors and many throughout history. I wanted this for myself. I wanted a clear mind, I wanted energy, I wanted diligence in … Continue reading Do it yourself religion?

NIKOLA TESLA- THE INVENTOR TIME FORGOT

The ship pulls into port and a man full of world-changing ideas steps into New York. The year is 1884, and Nikola Tesla has left Serbia to chase opportunity. His past is not perfect- he never graduated from university and he has cut off his family to ensure they never find out, he has suffered a nervous breakdown and, to many around him, seems completely … Continue reading NIKOLA TESLA- THE INVENTOR TIME FORGOT

THE CORONAVIRUS PARADOX

I think I’ve given up on FaceBook. Probably not permanently, but definitely until I can open up the app without having literally all of my feed be about the Coronavirus. From the toilet paper crisis, to the impending and inevitable spread of the virus across Australia, I’m honestly exhausted by the constant news cycle, and frankly even the memes that attempt to lift spirits during … Continue reading THE CORONAVIRUS PARADOX

VEGGIETALES DID NOT PREPARE ME FOR THIS

One of my favourite things to do on a Sabbath afternoon was sitting on the couch and watching Veggietales for four hours with my siblings, this in turn, drove my parents up the wall as we only had three Veggietales VHSs. However, that did not stop my sister and I from binge watching “Josh and the Big Wall” over and over and over and over … Continue reading VEGGIETALES DID NOT PREPARE ME FOR THIS

HISTORY HAS ITS’ EYES ON YOU

The Edge of Glory In 2015 the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton’ took the world by storm. The musical focuses on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. Hamilton fought as a general in the American Revolutionary War and served as George Washington’s right-hand man. Hamilton eventually goes on to establish America’s national bank but dies still in his prime. Throughout the first act … Continue reading HISTORY HAS ITS’ EYES ON YOU

THE LIFE OF THE EXILE

ANARCHY AND BLOODSHED ‘Were the principles of God’s laws regarding the distribution of property carried out in the world today, how different would be the condition of the people. An observance of these principles would prevent the terrible evils that in all ages have resulted from the oppression of the poor by the rich and the hatred of the rich by the poor. While it … Continue reading THE LIFE OF THE EXILE