The arguments given by those supporting vaccine passports sound impressive, but do they really hold water? Last week I wrote 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster. It was met with plenty of praise and agreement—but more than a few rebuttals as well. Some who disagreed with me are in open support of compulsory… Read More The Case for Vaccine Passports is Feeble and Fading
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
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?
Those of us who live in Western nations are incredibly blessed. “The rule of law” is a principle that has long protected us from tyranny. It is the conviction that kings and dictators no longer get to run our lives. Rather, we are governed by a Constitution — an irrevocable law that can only be amended by… Read More Have Our Leaders Let Power Get to Their Heads?
An excerpt from Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? Conventional wisdom today says that people are entitled to their religious beliefs, so long as they keep these views out of politics. Under this logic, the public square should be religiously neutral so that faith and politics don’t mix. The “separation of church and state”… Read More The Case for Christians to Find Their Political Voice
I grew up on a farm in the Adelaide Hills, running through corn patches and building cubby houses with my sisters on the banks of our creek. I have great memories of my childhood. I was blessed to grow up in a Christian family. We attended the local Lutheran church diligently and prayed together at… Read More Kurt’s Faith Story
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
Science has a very trusted reputation—so much so that in recent years, “trust the science” and “the science is settled” have become fashionable phrases in policy-making and public debate. Science deserves this reputation, given how dramatically the discoveries of modern science have transformed our lives for the better. Whether it’s the laws of motion, genetic… Read More Coronavirus Backflips: Trusting the Science When the Science Keeps Changing
It’s important to have reasons for what you believe. “If only God gave me a sign” is a common thought people have if they are still unsure if God exists. And fair enough—it doesn’t make sense to “just have faith” and throw reason out the door. But what if the best evidence for God’s existence… Read More The Best Evidence for God is You
There’s a lot of conflict in our world right now. Disagreement over the pandemic and this year’s riots in America tell the story all too well. Despite the mess and division, I think most of us long for unity. One of the ways we express this desire for peace in our times is to suggest… Read More Don’t All Paths Lead to God?