Why is the Bible called the Bible?

Moses was responsible for the book called The Torah which means The Law. Many other books written by learned Jews were added over the years. It was in Alexandria that the books were combined and translated into Greek. Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great.  After his death one of his generals became leader of … [Read the full story]

Jesus had 2 dads, and he turned out okay

Is Australia a Christian country? Why do I ask this question, well yesterday a knock at the door, and there stood a young man who asked me if I was a Christian. Normally I would expect to respond with get off my doorstep, but it was not a Jehovah Witness. He was erstwhile, young, and … [Read the full story]

First book in America up for auction for $30m

A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million. Only 11 copies of the Bay Psalm Book survive in varying degrees of completeness. Members of Boston’s Old South Church … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

An election will be fought out this September and issues of importance should be discussed over the coming months. Do you consider personal and private revelations are important? Do you consider back stabbing and leadership challenges are the order of the day? Of course it would be helpful if either party could establish a leader … [Read the full story]

China tries to keep a lid on ‘end of earth’ mania

The police in China have detained 101 people,, among them members of a fringe Christian group, for spreading rumours of the world’s impending end. It was reported that police confiscated leaflets, DVDs and other apocalyptic propaganda in the recent arrests in eight provinces across China. The detentions come ahead of Friday, December 21 – a … [Read the full story]

Youth gets sentenced to 10 years of church

Tyler Alred, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the crash that led to his 16-year-old friend John Dunn’s death in December last year. Muskogee county Judge Mike Norman in Oklahoma gave Alred a 10-year deferred sentence for DUI manslaughter. The conditions included 10 years of church attendance, finishing high school and completing a welding … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Saint John the Divine was a monk on Patmos around one hundred years after the death of Christ. He wrote a book about Revelations…or possibly he dreamed about what he thought would happen after the destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Romans. Mostly his anger was directed at Nero. Now today, we are … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup meeting. The fashions the fantastic horses, and the stars come out to enjoy the fun and hopefully win some cash. Green Moon was outstanding and an easy winner. I expect him to be back next year to win it again.  Excuses for our tip?…you cannot expect him to win when … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How did a Slipper problem become a story of misogyny and sexual innuendo? Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott had a slanging match full of accusations, but somehow missed out on the main reason for the argument! Slipper resigning was lost in the bitter tirade between pollies in a slanging match. Do they really think this … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis was not the only early rock-and-roller from a strict Christian background who struggled to reconcile his religious beliefs with the moral implications of the music he created. He may have been the only one to have one of his religious crises caught on tape, however—in between takes on one of his legendary … [Read the full story]

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