Israel Folau and the Hogwash of His Heresy Hunters

It’s been three months since Israel Folau’s sacking, but the nation’s big news outlets are still finding stories to publish about the saga. Last week, the Sydney Morning Herald carried two hit pieces on the former rugby star, and they’ve unsettled many who had sided with Izzy. In an article called Did Israel Folau actually… Read More Israel Folau and the Hogwash of His Heresy Hunters

Israel Folau and the Crush of Corporate Activism

The corporate activists are cheering, but they shouldn’t be. Back in April, Rugby Australia, under pressure from its major sponsor Qantas, sacked rugby superstar Israel Folau for posting a paraphrased Bible verse on Instagram. In May, a tribunal upheld the decision, allowing his $4 million contract to be officially torn up. Now in June, GoFundMe… Read More Israel Folau and the Crush of Corporate Activism

We’re Not Debating Same-Sex Marriage—We Just Think We Are

Part 3 of 3 It’s still a fortnight until Australia votes, but the topic is already hot and has been for weeks. Who said Australians don’t care about politics? Both sides have offered compelling arguments. In a recent blog, I tried to navigate these and champion a response that looks like Jesus, where principles are… Read More We’re Not Debating Same-Sex Marriage—We Just Think We Are

The Compelling Case For and Against Same-Sex Marriage

Part 2 of 3 Over the next two months, Australians will be asked by postal vote whether they believe federal law should be changed so that same-sex couples can marry. Like most Australians, I’m concerned that any public debate around this issue is conducted with respect, given that this isn’t merely an “issue”. We’re discussing… Read More The Compelling Case For and Against Same-Sex Marriage