Once upon a time, the Bible was a trusted book. Today many people hold it in suspicion, and feel that to believe Scripture is to take a leap of faith into the dark. What a curious turn of events. Peter, one of the Bible’s authors, said, “We were not making up clever stories when we… Read More What Makes the Bible Unique?
Since the 1960s, Hinduism has profoundly shaped the West. But it goes beyond vegan food, henna and hippy culture. We’re all one with God; there’s a divine spark within each of us; I’ll find my own path—all of these Hindu ideas have gone global. Hinduism inspired brilliant movies like Inception, Avatar and Interstellar. And many… Read More How Hinduism Points to Jesus
In a recent post I shared three secrets I’ve discovered working with young adults that are making a big difference in our church: Give up trying to do so much ministry Get rid of your best quality people Tell them how hard it is to follow Jesus The response to this was huge, so I’ve decided… Read More More Secrets to a Thriving Young Adults Church
So apparently there are educated people who still believe the earth is flat. I wouldn’t normally waste time on such mindless drivel—except that it’s been getting a lot of press lately. This week Elon Musk made history and launched the world’s most powerful rocket—on private funds no less. Yet most of what I saw online… Read More The Myth About the Flat Earth Myth
Despite its many faults, Western civilisation has lead the world for centuries in technology, education, science, liberty, and more. Why? Lots of reasons. But the greatest force that shaped us, overlooked by many, is a humble carpenter from Nazareth. // Read this series from the beginning, or start here for how Jesus shaped Science. * * * Richard Dawkins has… Read More How Jesus Shaped the West: Science
Why aren’t we accepting more refugees or giving more aid? Especially at election time, these are important questions that many of us as Australians are asking. It’s strange though that no one stops to reflect on deeper issues. Like, why is it western nations like Australia that refugees want to migrate to? Why do we have both the means… Read More How Jesus Shaped the West