What if there was proof that God became a baby at Christmas?

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?

Greta Thunberg, Climate Strikes, and the End of the World

If you own a screen, chances are you’ve heard about this week’s climate strikes in a city near you. Chances are you were also recently introduced to a 16 year old called Greta Thunberg. So what’s all the hype about? The protests have been organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR), whose website states: “We are facing… Read More Greta Thunberg, Climate Strikes, and the End of the World

Religion Causes all the Violence—Just Look at the Crusades

Religion causes all the violence—just look at the Crusades. Have you heard this before? It’s a claim that many critics of Christianity make. In summary, it goes something like this: For hundreds of years, Popes declared ‘holy war’ and sent religious fanatics marching to the Middle East. They went there to colonise, and they slaughtered… Read More Religion Causes all the Violence—Just Look at the Crusades

America’s Founders on the High Price of Freedom

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”—Thomas Paine Such was the mood on the North American continent centuries ago, when pilgrims and pioneers dreamt of a brand new nation to call their own. Somehow, their experiment worked. Despite the founders’ striking flaws and all of modern America’s faults, the United… Read More America’s Founders on the High Price of Freedom

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