There’s No Place for White Supremacy in the Church

Racism has been a hotly-debated topic for much of 2020. The murder of George Floyd earlier this year and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests have prompted important discussions about race and justice across the Anglosphere. Of particular focus is white supremacy—the belief that people of European descent are superior to other races. In pursuit… Read More There’s No Place for White Supremacy in the Church

Why Christians Clash with the Current Culture

It’s becoming more obvious with each passing year, and just about everyone in the West will agree: to be a Christian means to walk out of step with mainstream culture.  It’s such a fixed feature of modern life that Christians have adapted a variety of solutions to this dilemma. Some believers relish the opportunity to… Read More Why Christians Clash with the Current Culture

Religion Causes all the Violence—Just Look at the Crusades

Religion causes all the violence—just look at the Crusades. Have you heard this before? It’s a claim that many critics of Christianity make. In summary, it goes something like this: For hundreds of years, Popes declared ‘holy war’ and sent religious fanatics marching to the Middle East. They went there to colonise, and they slaughtered… Read More Religion Causes all the Violence—Just Look at the Crusades

“Don’t Judge”—What Jesus Really Meant

Fewer and fewer people today know the Bible. But if there’s one verse that’s still commonly quoted, it’s, “Judge not, and you will not be judged”. These are the words of Jesus. And what people normally mean when they repeat them is, “It’s not your place to judge my moral choices. It’s 2019—everyone should be… Read More “Don’t Judge”—What Jesus Really Meant

But God is the Strength of My Heart

The question we all ask when faced with suffering is “Why?”  Sometimes we ask it personally: “Why is this happening to me?” Other times, existentially: “Why does a good God allow evil and suffering?” Either way, it’s an instinctive and very human response.  When we feel like this, we’re in good company among the world’s… Read More But God is the Strength of My Heart

Feel Like a Fool? All Good, God Chose the Foolish Things

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

The Christian Roots of Human Rights

Religion has fallen on hard times across the West—at least in the media, the major universities, and our other culture-shaping institutions. But there’s one form of religion today that’s praised and promoted widely, and that’s the religion of human rights. Human rights might be secular. But to the secular, they couldn’t be more sacred. In… Read More The Christian Roots of Human Rights

Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

You’ve probably heard the accusation: the Bible contradicts itself. More evidence—if we needed it—that the Bible was written by simple people in a much simpler era. In fact, there’s a group called the Reason Project who claim to have found five hundred such contradictions in Scripture. So does their accusation stand? On closer inspection, most… Read More Does the Bible Contradict Itself?