We are not in postmodern times, one author emphasizes, saying the sooner we realize that, the better.
Hoping to debunk what he calls the myth of modernist Christians vs. postmodern Christians, author and speaker Mark Sayers posted an article on his website explaining why he believed there was no such thing as a postmodern Christian – because to him, postmodernism was never an epoch.
“For the last ten to fifteen years a great fallacy has clouded debate around the future of the Church in the West. The fallacy goes something like this. At some stage...the postmodern era began. All of a sudden everything changed and a line was drawn in history. On one side were the postmodernists and on the other the modernists.” more >>
Billboards have emerged across Sydney, Australia, carrying the slogan “Jesus: a prophet of Islam.” The advertising campaign is being run by Islamic group “MyPeace,” which has said that the purpose of the campaign is to encourage interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims.
However, a number of Christians in the region have condemned the controversial campaign and called for the billboards to be removed, labeling them as provocative and offensive to Christianity.
Catholic bishop Julian Poreous, of the Archdiocese of Sydney, has clarified that for Christians Jesus was “more than a prophet” as the campaign suggests. more >>
Violence broke out at a same-sex marriage rally this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, as a Christian group preached near the march.
The "Equal Love" event clashed with a small group of evangelicals, whom the marchers claimed were shouting: “Homosexuality is a sin, you will all go to hell.”
The confrontation quickly escalated into a scuffle as tempers flared. According to The Brisbane Times, Equal Love march organizer Kat Henderson said, “They were bigots. They were using a PA to say ‘You must repent now. You’re going to hell.” more >>
The end of the world, doomsday, apocalypse, rapture 2011 – whatever people are calling it, the May 21, 6 p.m. prediction by Harold Camping didn’t happen in parts of the world that already passed the deadline.
In Australia, where it is early morning Sunday now, people are tweeting that nothing happened Saturday night and mocking Camping’s rapture claim, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Rapture time here in Melbourne. A rather quiet sort of rapture if you ask me,” tweeted Melbourne resident Jon Gall. more >>
Two of the world’s largest Christian aid agencies are working together to respond to the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand’s second largest city Tuesday, killing at least 65 people.
The powerful earthquake struck during the lunchtime rush, falling tall buildings, splitting concrete highways, and toppling the iconic spire of Christchurch Cathedral in the central square. Tuesday’s quake is one of the country’s worst natural disasters.
“We have been in communication with our New Zealand colleagues since the earthquake struck,” said World Vision Australia CEO, Tim Costello. “World Vision New Zealand has offered practical support to the Salvation Army who is working on the ground.” more >>
Even after a full day of interviews, 21 to be exact, Grammy award-winning artist, Rebecca St. James was as delightful as ever, perhaps because love was in the air.
In the midst of promoting her new album, I Will Praise You, the 33-year-old Australian-born native who recently got engaged stopped to talk with The Christian Post about life, love, and faith.
CP: Well first of all, I don’t really know the story of how you and Jacob met. more >>