Dan’s Online Diary 

# 24.9.04 by Dan
The counter near the coffee machine at work is strewn with magazines, many of them related to the technical/broadcast industries, but the odd 'mainstream' issue does get a place.
So I was flicking through TIME magazine and I was really struck by the quality of the publication. I didn't have time to read the articles, so I can't comment on the quality of the content, but the photography, typography, and formatting are great. An image-heavy article that looked at US election campaigning had a great deal of superb black and white photography. Awesome stuff.

In other news, sixty-three percent of the Presbyterian Church here in NZ has voted against the ordination of practicing homosexuals.
Some may say this a good thing, but I am becoming increasingly annoyed with people who appear to have a specific anti-gay agenda. The article I have linked to paraphrases spokesperson Graham Redding and says that "the result is not certain, but the vote is a significant step in stopping gay people from becoming church leaders.".
In my opinion, this is not the kind of statement a church leader should be making. Admittedly, the article may be taking his words out of context, but the issue is not that we should be preventing gays from leading the church. This is putting the horse before the cart.
Rather, this issue should be recognised as a means of ensuring that only those who are living godly lives in accordance with the Word of God be considered for church leadership. There are many other vices (or sins, if you will) that can go overlooked, while homosexuality gets the spotlight. Where is the uproar over marital infidelity in church leadership? I find it hard to believe this isn't an issue in our church today.

Anyway - enough ranting, time to do some other stuff.
Enjoy your day!