Good news on top of the Solicitor-General’s ruling that the ACT legislation is unconstitutional

ANGLICAN DIOCESE MAY OPT OUT OF MARRIAGE IF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGALISED

The Bishop of North West Australia, the Rt Rev Gary Nelson, has warned that if same-sex marriage is legalised, Anglican clergy in his diocese would no longer serve as marriage registrars. Bishop Nelson said “If we were compelled as marriage celebrants to marry same-sex couples then, as far as this diocese is concerned, I would be withdrawing my approval for ministers to act as marriage celebrants. Clergy would be permitted to perform marriage services according to the rites of the Church, but couples married in the church would need to go to a civil registrar to have their marriage recognized by the state. 

Australia was in the midst of a culture war between those holding a traditional Christian worldview and post-modernists. “The post-war rise of deconstructionism impacted ethical thinking, suggesting that humans are free to create their own natures and decide upon their own purposes — so marriage could be regarded as one social construct among many,” he said. “In forming an ethical position, you have to decide if you are committed to a relative or absolute set of values. As Christians, we ask what is the Bible, as God’s disclosed word, saying on any issue.”

Martin, Makor Ha Tikvah’s Cookie and CMJ Canada’s Sharon

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Martin, Makor Ha Tikvah's Cookie and CMJ Canada's Sharon

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The Olive Tree

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The Olive Tree

The tree behind Fraser Harding & Martin Weatherston is over 150 years old. It was the central feature of the hotel we used in Jerusalem, of the Australia travel agent who organised our trip and of the theology underlying the study undertaken by tour members. What a rich thread it has been from the beginning of our tour right through to the end.

The Garden Tomb

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The Garden Tomb

Who better than one of the group’s leaders – Fraser Harding – to introduce us to this site which challenges one to consider the question which Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, asked: “Who do you say that I am?”. This is a question which each person will have to answer sooner or later…

Our Roots

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Our Roots

As you know, we do not support the root of the natural olive tree but the root supports us (the wild olive). This unusual perspective makes one wonder: what supports the root? The current tour members will tell you that you would need to come on a Shoresh Tour to find the real answer to this question.