5 Things That Don’t Sit Right About Australia’s Response to Covid

During our national vaccine rollout, Australians have been cajoled with fear, threats, shifting messages, and the silencing of dissent. Something doesn’t sit right about the way Australia is dealing with this virus. We can and must do better. For those who have been happily vaccinated, there is a sense of optimism in the air. Lockdowns… Read More 5 Things That Don’t Sit Right About Australia’s Response to Covid

New Study Reveals Covid Lockdowns Will Cost More Lives Than They Save

A recent paper that examined over 100 COVID-19 studies has revealed that government-mandated lockdowns fail any reasonable cost/benefit analysis by a significant ratio. Published in the International Journal of the Economics of Business, the study found that lockdowns have only marginally reduced COVID-19 deaths, but come with enormous long-term costs that far outweigh their benefits. Authored by Canadian… Read More New Study Reveals Covid Lockdowns Will Cost More Lives Than They Save

Australia Faces International Condemnation for Covid Human Rights Abuses

International media outlets, MPs and protesters have cast the spotlight on Australia in recent times as our fundamental freedoms have been severely curtailed. “We are a proud liberal democracy,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced in a speech during his recent attendance at the UN General Assembly: We believe in a world order that favours… Read More Australia Faces International Condemnation for Covid Human Rights Abuses

5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster

Many Australians affirm mandatory vaccination without considering the implications. But no matter how you look at it, vaccine passports are an ethical disaster. A year ago, mandatory vaccines were almost unimaginable, the stuff of science fiction. Now vaccine passports are being presented to us as the best—if not the only—way out of Australia’s covid crisis. Recent… Read More 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster

The Most Joyful Athlete in Tokyo is a Christian and She Just Won Gold

American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock became an Olympic gold medallist on Tuesday after winning the women’s 68-kilogram freestyle wrestling final. Infectiously joyful, Mensah-Stock is an openly Christian athlete who chose to honour God during her post-match interview. “I surprised myself! It’s by the grace of God I’m able even to move my feet,” the American athlete told a… Read More The Most Joyful Athlete in Tokyo is a Christian and She Just Won Gold

The Case for Christians to Find Their Political Voice

An excerpt from Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? Conventional wisdom today says that people are entitled to their religious beliefs, so long as they keep these views out of politics. Under this logic, the public square should be religiously neutral so that faith and politics don’t mix. The “separation of church and state”… Read More The Case for Christians to Find Their Political Voice

Could Voter Fraud Swing Australian Elections?

The issue of election fraud faced intense scrutiny following the 2020 United States’ presidential election. Though Donald Trump was unsuccessful in proving his now infamous allegations, some polls indicate that half of American voters remain suspicious that voter fraud helped Joe Biden to victory. And while Trump’s claims were roundly condemned by the corporate press, those same outlets — from CNN to NBC to The… Read More Could Voter Fraud Swing Australian Elections?

How the Sexual Revolution Won

A summary and review of Carl R. Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism and the Road to Sexual Revolution. It is bewildering just how quickly sexual morals have shifted, especially in recent years. Only yesterday it seems we were voting on same-sex marriage, and now transgenderism is front and centre. Especially surprising… Read More How the Sexual Revolution Won

UK Chaplain Reported as a Terrorist for Sermon on LGBT Tolerance

Dr Bernard Randall, an ordained Church of England minister, has lost his job as chaplain at Trent College, Nottingham, and has been reported to the government’s counter-terrorism watchdog as a ‘potentially violent religious extremist’ for a sermon he gave telling students they can make up their own minds about LGBT issues. According to Christian Concern,… Read More UK Chaplain Reported as a Terrorist for Sermon on LGBT Tolerance

ScoMo on ‘Identity Politics’ and the State of the West

“You are more than the things that others try to identify you by in this age of identity politics. You are more than your gender, your race, your ethnicity, your religion, your language group, your age.” These were the words of Australian PM Scott Morrison at a recent fundraising address. Speaking at the United Israel… Read More ScoMo on ‘Identity Politics’ and the State of the West

‘A Book for Our Time’ — A Review of Cross and Culture by Akos Balogh

A review by Akos Balogh, the CEO of The Gospel Coalition Australia. Originally posted at AkosBalogh.com. Can Jesus Save the West? That’s the question Australian author Kurt Mahlburg seeks to answer in his excellent new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? Mahlburg is an author with the Christian organisation The Canberra Declaration,… Read More ‘A Book for Our Time’ — A Review of Cross and Culture by Akos Balogh

The Only Way to Be Truly Countercultural Today: Follow Jesus

The following is an excerpt from Kurt Mahlburg’s new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? I have always loved punk rock music. I recently rediscovered some of my old favourite albums and my wife found it very amusing. Angie couldn’t take me seriously; she certainly couldn’t imagine me as a twenty-year-old ‘skanking’ at… Read More The Only Way to Be Truly Countercultural Today: Follow Jesus

A Commonsense Guide to Critical Race Theory

You’ve almost certainly encountered Critical Race Theory over the last year, even if those words aren’t familiar. Gaining immense popularity in the wake of the George Floyd protests, Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the view that Western civilisation is inherently racist, and that white people benefit from this status quo at the expense of people… Read More A Commonsense Guide to Critical Race Theory

Twitter Censors Conservatives But It Doesn’t Censor Porn

Twitter is among the worst offenders when it comes to Big Tech censorship. Hiding behind vague and ever-changing policies, the Big Tech giant is known to have been shadowbanning conservative accounts for years. During the 2020 election race, Twitter suppressed damning stories about the Biden family’s shady business dealings, all the while adding warning labels to any Trump… Read More Twitter Censors Conservatives But It Doesn’t Censor Porn

Big Tech Doesn’t Censor Conservatives, and Other Myths

For several years, I’ve been highlighting Big Tech bias when I encounter it, knowing that my ability to do so online may not last forever. I’ve received a lot of pushback to this. The many examples I’ve provided were algorithmic anomalies, I was told—and I may in fact be suffering from a victimhood complex. So… Read More Big Tech Doesn’t Censor Conservatives, and Other Myths

Media Censorship in 2020: Were You Paying Attention?

Last week, a Chinese citizen journalist was sentenced to four years in jail. Her crime: reporting on the coronavirus outbreak that began in her city of Wuhan. Zhang Zhan insists that her reporting was based on first-hand accounts from locals. But because she scrutinised her government’s response to the virus and provided a more sombre… Read More Media Censorship in 2020: Were You Paying Attention?

Meet the Atheists Who Are Grateful for Christianity

The Australian journalist Greg Sheridan has quipped that these days, “the academic fashion is to attack Western civilisation, not study it.” With historic statues being trashed and toppled around the western world, and accusations of systemic racism being levelled against the fairest societies that history has produced, Sheridan couldn’t be more right. Sadly, those trying… Read More Meet the Atheists Who Are Grateful for Christianity

Six Reasons Socialism is Sexy Again—But Shouldn’t Be

Wherever you look, socialism is sexy again. In the UK this week, Jeremy Corbyn is seeking election as the nation’s Prime Minister on a proudly socialist platform. In the USA, socialist Bernie Sanders is making a second run for President, and he has the endorsement of “the Squad”—a group of socialist Congresswomen which includes the… Read More Six Reasons Socialism is Sexy Again—But Shouldn’t Be

America’s Founders on the High Price of Freedom

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”—Thomas Paine Such was the mood on the North American continent centuries ago, when pilgrims and pioneers dreamt of a brand new nation to call their own. Somehow, their experiment worked. Despite the founders’ striking flaws and all of modern America’s faults, the United… Read More America’s Founders on the High Price of Freedom

Ten Reasons Jesus is the Most Influential Person in History

Let’s be honest: it’s all too easy to highjack Jesus and make him the pin-up boy for our cause. Depending on your flavour he’s the middle-class moralist, the enlightened guru, the hellfire preacher, the social justice warrior—and the list grows every year. The reason Jesus keeps getting a rebrand—the reason he simply refuses to go… Read More Ten Reasons Jesus is the Most Influential Person in History