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
The book Rules for Radicals, written in 1971, has had a lasting influence on political activism right up to our present day. It was penned by Saul Alinsky, the “father of community organising”, a year before he died of a heart attack in 1972. In the book’s epigraph, Alinsky wrote, Lest we forget at least an… Read More How a Book Praising Lucifer is Shaping Politics Today
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?
The “memory hole” is one of the most haunting images in George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Used by government workers at the Ministry of Truth, this chute in the wall enabled Oceania’s one-party government to edit history at will and incinerate all evidence of their propagandistic deeds: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified,… Read More You Can’t Learn From Deleted History
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”—Thomas Paine Such was the mood on the North American continent centuries ago, when pilgrims and pioneers dreamt of a brand new nation to call their own. Somehow, their experiment worked. Despite the founders’ striking flaws and all of modern America’s faults, the United… Read More America’s Founders on the High Price of Freedom
It’s a city that’s always fascinated me. I remember crafting cardboard models of New York landmarks for a board game I made in Year 4. And if you’re a regular to my site, you may have noticed that my homepage header is a photo of Times Square, also known as “The World’s Crossroads”. But this… Read More New York, or what I saw of it in 100,000 steps