Dr Bernard Randall, an ordained Church of England minister, has lost his job as chaplain at Trent College, Nottingham, and has been reported to the government’s counter-terrorism watchdog as a ‘potentially violent religious extremist’ for a sermon he gave telling students they can make up their own minds about LGBT issues. According to Christian Concern,… Read More UK Chaplain Reported as a Terrorist for Sermon on LGBT Tolerance
Pastor Artur Pawlowski from Calgary, Canada, has been arrested by a SWAT team on a busy highway for failing to close his church under Alberta’s strict Covid-19 health order. Enduring rough treatment during his arrest, Pastor Artur is now in jail, where he has been deprived of contact with his lawyers. According to Rebel News,… Read More There is Now an Underground Church in Canada
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
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
Over the last month, global protests have been drawing attention to the unjust treatment of minority communities. As an organisation and as a slogan, Black Lives Matter has captured the world’s attention. In America particularly, police departments are facing serious scrutiny in an effort to root out racial bias and corruption. The Minneapolis Police—whose officers were… Read More Tell Pornhub and Planned Parenthood that Black Lives Matter
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
In case you didn’t think 2020 could get any more perplexing, there are now uncontrolled riots taking place in dozens of American cities. From coast to coast, cars and businesses have been set alight, numberless shops have been looted, vehicles have been driven into crowds, and mob violence has broken out on city streets. In… Read More Are America’s Riots Still About George Floyd?
This is a free country. It’s a phrase we’ve all used, even from schoolyard days—often to stand up to a bully trying to exert their control over us. “This is a free country” are words I repeated countless times as a child, long before I understood the concept of liberty. I guessed it had something… Read More Lockdown and Liberty: Is Australia Still a Free Country?
We are living in a different world to the one we were in a week ago. In December 2019, a pneumonia outbreak was detected in the city of Wuhan, China. It was soon traced to a new strain of coronavirus—but not before infected travellers had crossed international borders in every direction. A few months on… Read More Pandemic Panic: Where is God in our Current Crisis?
What price do you pay to follow Jesus? Five hundred years ago, the people of Europe whispered of a mysterious ‘Garden of Eden’ across the seas. It was a distant utopia better known as the Spice Islands, the home of cloves and nutmeg. In London and Paris, these intoxicating spices were worth their weight in… Read More The Price We Pay To Follow Jesus