1. You are not to worship any other Gods. 2. You are not to make Gods cast from metal. 3. You are to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 4. All firstborn animals are to be sacrificed to God. 5. … Continue reading →
I was mindlessly sifting though my Twitter feed the other day when I stumbled upon a short Tweet that caught my eye. It said: “Singer (who I will leave unnamed) dedicates their newly released single to God, after giving up … Continue reading →
My day job is to look after 20-odd toddlers. Some older, some younger. Some toilet trained, some not. Some needy and prone to tantrums. Some introverted and happy to observe. All of them fearfully and … Continue reading →
“Jesus and the religion that bears his name are not the same thing.” There is a rich flowing river of life-giving water that is found in the person of Jesus. The Christian religion has had a long and storied history … Continue reading →
Pope Francis is the first non-European Pope in ~1300 years. He is the first Latin American Pope, and the first Jesuit to hold the office. His emphasis on, and passion for the simplicity of the Gospel and the rights of … Continue reading →
During Jesus’ ministry there was (at least) one occasion where a group of Pharisees approached Him with the intention of deception. They had in mind a cunning plot to trip Jesus up over his own teaching. They knew He had … Continue reading →
I wrestled with the decision of whether or not to comment on Kevin Rudd’s recent explanation on why he supports marriage equality. I wondered whether or not Chasing Truth was the place for it. But I eventually decided that given Australia’s political … Continue reading →
I was sitting in a church one Sunday morning, a church that I will leave unnamed. There was a young couple who had a child who was suffering from severe condition that meant they were constantly in and out … Continue reading →
This passed Tuesday I drove to Sydney Town Hall with a good friend of mine to witness a debate between prominent Christian philosopher and apologist, Dr. William Lane Craig and theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Professor Lawrence Krauss. The topic in … Continue reading →
Mary Magdalen is one of the most controversial characters in the New Testament.
She pops up almost everywhere in Christian fiction, film and documentary.
Perhaps the most famous and influential in recent times is her key role in Dan Brown’s best-seller The Da Vinci Code. In this narrative, which Brown himself has on multiple occasions qualified as fiction, Mary Magdalene is depicted as Jesus’ wife and the mother of His lineage. Continue reading →