Homosexuality and the Christian Faith

Homosexuality and the Christian Faith Homosexuality and the Christian Faith – Introduction The topic of homosexuality has been a point of contention within the Christian community, often causing division and controversy. While some Christians maintain that homosexuality is a sin that goes against the teachings of the Bible, others argue that LGBTQ+ individuals should be … Read more

The Miraculous Healings of Jesus: A Closer Look

The Miraculous Healings of Jesus: A Closer Look Introduction to the Miraculous Healings of Jesus As I’m a Christian, I regularly hear about the miraculous healings of Jesus during sermons. These stories showcase the power and compassion of Jesus, and they continue to inspire and encourage people to this day. If Jesus is the same … Read more

The great commission includes PWD (persons with disabilities)

Introduction I acquired a disability in 2009, and now use a wheelchair to get around and regularly experience accessibility issues, which makes it difficult, or impossible, to get where I want to go. I’m also a Christian, and this blog focuses on inclusion for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Christian churches. Firstly, I need to … Read more

Alive and not Kicking (a sample from my memoir)

‘Alive and not Kicking’ memoir ‘Alive and not kicking’ is the name I choose for my memoir and shares my life from September 11, 2009. The ‘not kicking’ part of the book name is an attempt at humour, and laughing is vital when living with a disability. The ‘alive’ part celebrates the medical professionals’ efforts … Read more

Jasmine and Bailey’s Wedding

The engagement Bailey asked for permission to marry Jasmine. There was no hesitation as I replied with a ‘Yes’, and I offered my home for an engagement party. The engaged couple organised the whole party, and their timing was perfect. We welcomed over a hundred guests, a few weeks before the COVID-19 restrictions commenced in … Read more

Published my first book ‘The Eighteen Point Five’

The Eighteen Point Five starts. As I was thinking (and multitasking) on my toilet, I pondered the thought. ‘Why do only famous people get their memoir published?’ I read twenty-five memoirs about people living with a disability and found many to be boring. I wanted to publish a compilation of memoirs of 25 people who … Read more

Life Church Ingle Farm – An Inaccessible church if you use a wheelchair

Man Up 2016 – promising to help men The event ‘Man Up 2016’ at Life Church, Ingle Farm, promised to help men learn how to be a Christian man in today’s world. After parking my van, I jumped into my wheelchair and couldn’t find a suitable entrance. A church member opened a set of blinds, … Read more

No More Christian Nice Guy – a book by Paul Coughlin.

No More Christian Nice Guy – Introduction I feel that I’ve chosen to be nice, rather than good. In 2009, I was hit by a tree, and I didn’t have the energy, strength or time to be anything other than nice. This would change over time. The ‘no more christian nice guy’ book has been … Read more

Tithing Then and Now – do we tithe like the Israelites?

I’ve attended a variety of denominations of the Christian Church. They include the Methodist Church, the Uniting Church, the Salvation Army and Australia Christian Churches. All of them have a few common factors including Jesus, Protestantism and Tithing. This blog explores ‘Tithing then and now’. Definition of Tithing For a Christian, a tithe is giving … Read more