Christmas is indescribably special. Even for those who don’t believe in Christ, the festive season is still a time of great joy and celebration. Why? How can we find words for the real meaning of Christmas? Christmas is a magical time of year. This holy season summons a colourful array of feelings, memories and hopes… Read More 5 Big, Beautiful Themes that Reveal the Meaning of Christmas
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?
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
Christians have always maintained that Jesus is God: fully human, and fully divine. But some have suggested that Jesus never claimed to be God — that Christians misunderstood Jesus and invented this idea after the fact. Is that true? The answer to this is clear: the Jesus we meet in the pages of the New… Read More Did Jesus Claim to Be God?
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 following is an excerpt of Kurt’s new book Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? There is an incurable habit of the human heart to ‘otherise’ evil—to identify all of the injustices of the world with some other person or group of people. Our tendency to blame others goes right back to the… Read More Systemic Injustice and the Good News of Jesus
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
A review by David Robertson, the Director of Third Space, a project of the City Bible Forum in Australia. Originally posted at The Wee Flea. Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? by Kurt Mahlburg – 8/10 This book was given to me by a friend and I have to say that at first I… Read More ‘Readable’ and ‘Brilliant’ — A Review of Cross and Culture by David Robertson
Has equality for women been achieved? You’ll hear quite different answers to this question depending on whom you ask. But here’s something we can all agree on: in the West, by almost any measure, today is the best time for women to be alive. This isn’t to say we’ve created a perfect world — there… Read More Ten Ways Jesus Has Changed The World For Women
Artwork: So Loved, by Glenny Naden The following is an excerpt from Kurt Mahlburg’s new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? The Myall Creek massacre of 1838 was one of the darkest events in Australia’s history. A group of former convicts had been roaming the surrounding district to hunt and kill Indigenous people.… Read More What Does Reconciliation Look Like?