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Brownies: Helping Hands.

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Thursday, 02 July 2015
Written by The Kiwi

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Brownies: Helping Hands by Caroline Palisted, illustrated by Katie Wood.

What it's about:

Katie, Ellie, Charlie, Jamila and Grace are best friends who've recently joined the Brownies. Have you heard of the Brownies? They are the group for younger members of the Girl Scout Movement, though that group has different names in different countries of the world.

And that's what these girls and their Brownies group are going to learn about for "Thinking Day"!

What is it like?

Letter to an MP re. Same-Sex Marriage.

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Monday, 29 June 2015
Written by The Kiwi

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After holding off, I finally decided to criticise the sample letter put out by the "Gospel in Society Today Committee" of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. (See the comments section under Nathan Campbell's post for my criticisms). As expected, I was challenged to provide an example of a letter that had all of the characteristics I think are missing from the sample letter.

I don't really want to write one.

I think the letter from "leaders of Australia's major religions" is a good one, though it comes from a Judeo-Christian-Islamic point of view as opposed to a specifically Christian point of view.

I guess, though, I said I'd do it, so I've made an attempt. Below you'll find a quick explanation as to why I wrote the letter the way I did, and then the letter itself.

I'm open to criticism.

Camp Chaos (A Go Girl book).

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Sunday, 28 June 2015
Written by The Kiwi

Camp Chaos

Camp Chaos by Meredith Badger (go girl series)

What it's about:

Sophie is a girl stuck between two friends. Megan is her oldest friend and Alice is her newest. Megan likes reading magazines, talking about clothes and make-up, and Alice likes running around and playing games. Megan doesn't like Alice and Alice doesn't like Megan.

Sophie find this hard enough, but when they all end up sharing the same tent at camp, things get very uncomfortable!

What is it like?

What is humility according to this parable?

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Monday, 22 June 2015
Written by The Kiwi

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A page of notes on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

LET'S START WITH CONTEMPT.

In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 18:9-14, Jesus teaches that self righteousness leads to contempt for others. And the logic is quite straightforward; if we derive our “rightness” from ourselves, we inevitably class other people as more or less “right” depending on those people’s ability to match the standards we measure ourselves by. Since, in the way of humanity, we minutely adjust even the most rigorous outward standards for a snugger fit, other people inevitably are less righteous than ourselves. Hence, contempt.

Same-sex Marriage: What Do We Do?

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Written by The Kiwi

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(No one's asked my opinion, but when has that stopped me before?)

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In Australia, a bill creating same-sex marriage as a legal reality is being put to the parliament, and a number of Christians are not happy about it. But what is the right thing - the biblical thing - to do?

Well, here are some ideas.

10 Surprising Statements about Religious Freedom.

Category: I'm Registering an Opinion
Published: Monday, 01 June 2015
Written by The Kiwi

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Below I've listed 10 suprising statements about freedom of religion from a Christian point of view.