The Australian journalist Greg Sheridan has quipped that these days, “the academic fashion is to attack Western civilisation, not study it.” With historic statues being trashed and toppled around the western world, and accusations of systemic racism being levelled against the fairest societies that history has produced, Sheridan couldn’t be more right. Sadly, those trying… Read More Meet the Atheists Who Are Grateful for Christianity
It’s been many decades since the term culture wars was dubbed, and the label is now more relevant than ever. What began as a reasoned debate on issues like abortion, multiculturalism and homosexuality has turned into a hearts-and-minds battle for the soul of our civilization. The rapid growth of the culture wars vocab is evidence… Read More Three Secrets to the Culture Wars
The fires that have torn through the Australian landscape in recent weeks are without doubt the most widespread natural disaster in our nation’s living memory. Fellow Australians are hurting as they grieve the loss of properties, livelihoods and loved ones. Yet in the flames and through the smoke, there is hope, and evidence of God… Read More Miracle Stories From The Australian Bushfires
From the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, I was sceptical. He was a mogul from liberal New York, unfaithful in marriage, divorced twice, and verbally ruthless towards his opponents. None of that has changed. And while there is still lots to dislike about Trump’s persona, his performance has surprised me. “I’m now… Read More 20 Reasons Trump Will Win Again In 2020
It’s a day that will go down in history. The chattering class called it the unwinnable election. All the major polls, pundits and papers were unanimous: Labor was certain to take power. Even Sportsbet picked the wrong side, paid punters out early, and lost $5.2m for their troubles. But by 10pm Saturday night, a nation… Read More How ScoMo Took Australia By Surprise
When I was 19, I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I moved to the jungles of South-East Asia. If you know me now, that may sound like the course my life was always going to take. Let me assure you: it was anything but an inevitable decision at the time. My… Read More The Year in the Jungle That Changed My Life
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?
Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. We all know the tune. But how much confidence can we actually have that anything the Bible records is true? Many skeptics of Christianity are adamant that the Bible is not a reliable source of history. If they’re right, then as followers of… Read More Is the Bible Historically Reliable?
You’ve probably heard it suggested that the Bible we read today is nothing like the original, given how many times it’s been copied through the centuries. Surely this has provided too much opportunity—so the argument goes—for people to copy it poorly. Or worse, to tamper with it to suit their own agenda. This makes for… Read More Has the Bible Been Tampered With?
In recent posts, I’ve explored the place of Jesus among other gods. Using controversial titles, I suggested that every major world faith contains clues that point to him. In this cultural moment, it’s scandalous—even arrogant—to suggest that Jesus might be the only way. I’d get a lot more traction if I said that all religions… Read More How Pluralism Points to Jesus