Coronavirus Backflips: Trusting the Science When the Science Keeps Changing

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

Three Secrets to the Culture Wars

It’s been many decades since the term culture wars was dubbed, and the label is now more relevant than ever. What began as a reasoned debate on issues like abortion, multiculturalism and homosexuality has turned into a hearts-and-minds battle for the soul of our civilization. The rapid growth of the culture wars vocab is evidence… Read More Three Secrets to the Culture Wars

Fired For Their Faith: The Crusade Against Christians in Medicine

Across the West, Christians in the medical professions are finding it harder and harder to practice both their career and their faith. Some are even having to choose between the two. Historically, the church has played a disproportionate role in healthcare through the centuries. After ending infanticide in the ancient world, followers of Jesus went… Read More Fired For Their Faith: The Crusade Against Christians in Medicine

Ten Reasons Jesus is the Most Influential Person in History

Let’s be honest: it’s all too easy to highjack Jesus and make him the pin-up boy for our cause. Depending on your flavour he’s the middle-class moralist, the enlightened guru, the hellfire preacher, the social justice warrior—and the list grows every year. The reason Jesus keeps getting a rebrand—the reason he simply refuses to go… Read More Ten Reasons Jesus is the Most Influential Person in History

The Myth About the Flat Earth Myth

So apparently there are educated people who still believe the earth is flat. I wouldn’t normally waste time on such mindless drivel—except that it’s been getting a lot of press lately. This week Elon Musk made history and launched the world’s most powerful rocket—on private funds no less. Yet most of what I saw online… Read More The Myth About the Flat Earth Myth

It’s Time for Revolution

500th anniversaries don’t come around too often. This week, though, is a big deal for western civilisation—or at least it should be. Today marks the quincentenary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31st, 1517 was the day Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, unleashing a revolution that transformed Europe and… Read More It’s Time for Revolution