It’s a city that’s always fascinated me. I remember crafting cardboard models of New York landmarks for a board game I made in Year 4. And if you’re a regular to my site, you may have noticed that my homepage header is a photo of Times Square, also known as “The World’s Crossroads”. But this… Read More New York, or what I saw of it in 100,000 steps
The corporate activists are cheering, but they shouldn’t be. Back in April, Rugby Australia, under pressure from its major sponsor Qantas, sacked rugby superstar Israel Folau for posting a paraphrased Bible verse on Instagram. In May, a tribunal upheld the decision, allowing his $4 million contract to be officially torn up. Now in June, GoFundMe… Read More Israel Folau and the Crush of Corporate Activism
Have you ever left a comment online taking a stand for Jesus, only to return an hour later to a barrage of criticism? Or sat in the lunchroom listening to someone unleash on the evils Christianity, not knowing how to respond? It’s a common experience. Standing for truth in the public square comes at a… Read More Feel Like a Fool? All Good, God Chose the Foolish Things
Over two months have passed since Israel Folau found himself in the media spotlight, and buckets of ink are still being spilt as his story develops. In recent days, the focus has shifted to Izzy’s GoFundMe campaign. He’s hoping to raise $3.0M for his legal showdown with Rugby Australia. In this and every other stage… Read More Israel Folau and the Fight for Underdog Status
Across the West, Christians in the medical professions are finding it harder and harder to practice both their career and their faith. Some are even having to choose between the two. Historically, the church has played a disproportionate role in healthcare through the centuries. After ending infanticide in the ancient world, followers of Jesus went… Read More Fired For Their Faith: The Crusade Against Christians in Medicine
The Australian Labor Party has abandoned Aussies of faith. This is the story being told by media outlets as diverse as the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, SBS, Nine News and the ABC, in the fallout from Labor’s shock election loss. Labor’s own Chris Bowen agrees. Pulling out of Labor’s leadership contest, he reflected that,… Read More Good Lord, Where Did Labor Go?
A Book Review of Escape From Reason by Francis Schaeffer We’re two decades into the new millennium but something strange is in the air. We can’t name it, but somehow we can sense it. In the West, new trinkets and ideas surround us; still something about our lives feels frayed, hollow, fractured. Francis Schaeffer’s Escape From… Read More Turning the Tide on the West’s Cultural Decline