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
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
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
The arguments given by those supporting vaccine passports sound impressive, but do they really hold water? Last week I wrote 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster. It was met with plenty of praise and agreement—but more than a few rebuttals as well. Some who disagreed with me are in open support of compulsory… Read More The Case for Vaccine Passports is Feeble and Fading
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
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
Today, many people assume that believing the Bible involves blind faith. But what if there was evidence that the Bible isn’t just a bunch of fairy tales, but the words of the living God? Actually, there is. Bible prophecy provides amazing evidence that there is a God, and that He inspired what has become the… Read More How Do We Know the Bible is True?
Those of us who live in Western nations are incredibly blessed. “The rule of law” is a principle that has long protected us from tyranny. It is the conviction that kings and dictators no longer get to run our lives. Rather, we are governed by a Constitution — an irrevocable law that can only be amended by… Read More Have Our Leaders Let Power Get to Their Heads?
What can we learn from the missionaries that brought England to Christ, so that we can further the spread of the Gospel today? The Early Middle Ages was a time of remarkable mission activity in the British Isles that saw the region transformed for the Gospel. We can learn many powerful lessons from this era of church… Read More Lessons From the Missionaries to the British Isles
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