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?
And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. — Zechariah 12:3 After a time of relative peace, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated… Read More Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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
“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 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
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