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?
It’s a strange time to be celebrating Easter. We would normally be enjoying the long weekend near water or sun; spending time with our friends extended families; perhaps gathering in our local churches. Instead, for the most part we will be bunkered down inside our homes, seeking safety from a deadly virus that has spread… Read More Easter: God’s Vaccine for Humanity
Like most westerners, I grew up somewhat skeptical of miracles. I was raised in the church and believed in God, but supernatural events seemed oddly stuck in the ancient world. In a past post, I’ve shared how my views on this have shifted over the years. I have experienced a growing list of undeniable ‘encounters’… Read More Angie’s Supernatural Stomach Healing
I love Christmas carols. They are the soundtrack of the season. As great as carols are, it’s possible to make it through the whole month of December, hear these tunes, and yet not tune in to what the carols are really saying. On closer inspection, Christmas carols make some audacious claims. Consider just a few… Read More What if there was proof that God became a baby at Christmas?
The question we all ask when faced with suffering is “Why?” Sometimes we ask it personally: “Why is this happening to me?” Other times, existentially: “Why does a good God allow evil and suffering?” Either way, it’s an instinctive and very human response. When we feel like this, we’re in good company among the world’s… Read More But God is the Strength of My Heart
Israel. It’s bizarre that such a tiny nation somehow makes news headlines every week. I guess when you occupy the hottest piece of real estate on the planet, the whole world is going to have an opinion. Today the media buzz is mostly about Israel’s injustices. But if you look back in history, there’s probably… Read More How Judaism Points to Jesus
This week we commemorate Anzac Day. For some, it’s a day of national pride. For others, it’s a chance to mourn our nation’s injustices. So which should it be? And why is our civilisation so divided over this? For most majority-world nations, on days of remembrance there is no remorse or introspection, just gratitude and… Read More Why We Love to Hate Ourselves on Anzac Day
Have you ever read the entire Bible? It’s a big book. To read it from start to finish takes about three days without a break. With so much to comprehend, it’s little wonder that literally millions more books have been written to explain and apply it. “To read the Bible from start to finish takes… Read More Understand Any Book of the Bible in Ten Seconds
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 Education. * * * Peeling glad… Read More How Jesus Shaped the West: Education
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 Heroism. * * * You… Read More How Jesus Shaped the West: Heroism