Last Year I Was Engaged—Now My Wedding’s Cancelled

Today was going to be my wedding day. Angie and I had everything planned. A ceremony by the beach; our reception at the winery across the road from where I grew up; thirty guests joining us from overseas. But then corona came. I first read of the strange Wuhan virus back in January. By February,… Read More Last Year I Was Engaged—Now My Wedding’s Cancelled

Pornography is a Public Health Crisis

In an effort to normalise pornography, there are people who point out that porn has been around since ancient times. That might be true, but porn today is like nothing the world has ever seen. Pornography is now everywhere. It’s available on almost every screen and smartphone on the planet. In the West, what was… Read More Pornography is a Public Health Crisis

But God is the Strength of My Heart

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

Last Year I Was Single—Now I’m Engaged

A few years ago I wrote about singleness. That article, Last Year I Was Unmarried—Now I’m Single, has remained one of my most-read. I didn’t plan on it, but for a while I became a kind of poster-boy for singleness. I’ve never enjoyed the spotlight, but I was grateful for the opportunities I had to… Read More Last Year I Was Single—Now I’m Engaged

New York, or what I saw of it in 100,000 steps

It’s a city that’s always fascinated me. I remember crafting cardboard models of New York landmarks for a board game I made in Year 4. And if you’re a regular to my site, you may have noticed that my homepage header is a photo of Times Square, also known as “The World’s Crossroads”. But this… Read More New York, or what I saw of it in 100,000 steps

How Buddhism Points to Jesus

Let’s be honest, it’s the world’s most fashionable religion. Buddhism has an exciting mystique about it, especially for us spiritually starved westerners. Mindfulness has gone mainstream, along with Zen gardens and the Dalai Lama. Buddhist themes light up our cinemas, from The Matrix to Kung Fu Panda and every Star Wars film in history. Christians are sometimes… Read More How Buddhism Points to Jesus

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