Few lawyers have won so many battles for Christian schools, churches, resisting bank foreclosures – all, plus more, were cases David Mitchell took on. The internationally-watched Noah’s Ark case brought by a sceptic was one of his great victories.
A graduate of the Universities of Tasmania, Oxford, Essex and Strasbourg, Dr Mitchell served British, African and Australian governments. He was more qualified than probably any other magistrate, judge or attorney-general in Australia, yet he never sought prominence. His defence at the United Nations of Lesotho (Africa) in its dispute with South Africa won $113million for this tiny state.
Retiring from public service at 45, he became a minister and served as church planter, pastor and procurator. Continuing to use his legal skills in Christ’s service – he did so, amazingly neither seeking or accepting remuneration for his services. Other lawyers also offer their counsel pro bono at times, but none ever like David Charles Mitchell.
Mark Twain famously said . . . . .
. . . something we all should remember. This is so right now as the media keep Scott and Bill in our face all the time. Well Mark Twain said, "If you don't read the news you are ill-informed. If you do read the news you are misinformed!"
How Christian are Christian Schools?
Greg Sheridan in God is Good for You- a defence of Christianity in troubled times, (everyone should read it) says some provocative things about Christian schools. He says “a big challenge for all Christian churches is to use Christian schools more effectively to teach the content of their religion.” And adds, “Once Christian schools were dry and scholastic … in their religious instruction. … Now they are hip and groovy and driven by the exploration of situation ethics, comparative religion, topic-focused individual modules of study and activism, social justice, environmentalism and other fashions. What they are not doing is providing any systematic knowledge of the content of Christian belief.”
If Shorten wins the election is promise is to hold a plebiscite on Australia being a republic in his first 100 days. He wants to dump QEII as queen of Australia.
Republicans regard the Queen’s status as repugnant. Their chief, wrongheaded, deceptive argument is that we need our own Head of State. This is a blatant lie. The Governor-General has been our Head of State for many years. Like all lies, if repeated ad nauseam, many unthinking people will fall for it.
They should ask, Why shouldn’t we become a republic? Here are some reasons why our monarchical system is best.
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Welcome to my blog where you can read about books, bods and battles for the truth. Your comments are invited.
Minister, pastor, evangelist, convention speaker, college lecturer, private pilot, invitee to minister in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Kenya, Cyprus USA and China, CEO of a Sydney church Retirement Village and author of four biographies - these are some areas in which I have served Christ for more than 60 years. Called to preach at age 16 I have served mainline and independent churches in all States save the NT. Decades of ministry, have led me to conclude that "judgment has begun at the church of God". Where will this end?