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
In the distance, the townsfolk could see a runner tracing a hilltop ridge and then dipping into the valley on the near side. His silhouette grew larger and more defined as he made his way up a winding path towards them in the village. Those who had gathered to wait for his message could feel… Read More The Good News of Easter
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
The words “conspiracy theory” are being thrown around a lot these days. Once upon a time this phrase was used sparingly to dismiss the quirky beliefs of a lunatic fringe. Now, conspiracy theories are talked about regularly in politics and the media. What is happening in the West that this label is suddenly being used… Read More So Are We All Conspiracy Theorists Now?
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?
An excerpt from Kurt Mahlburg’s new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? It was a year for the history books. Each of us has a story to tell about how the events of 2020 impacted us. Fires, pestilence, lockdowns and riots: for a while it felt like the world was going to… Read More Why the Unrest in the West?