A recent paper that examined over 100 COVID-19 studies has revealed that government-mandated lockdowns fail any reasonable cost/benefit analysis by a significant ratio. Published in the International Journal of the Economics of Business, the study found that lockdowns have only marginally reduced COVID-19 deaths, but come with enormous long-term costs that far outweigh their benefits. Authored by Canadian… Read More New Study Reveals Covid Lockdowns Will Cost More Lives Than They Save
Many Australians affirm mandatory vaccination without considering the implications. But no matter how you look at it, vaccine passports are an ethical disaster. A year ago, mandatory vaccines were almost unimaginable, the stuff of science fiction. Now vaccine passports are being presented to us as the best—if not the only—way out of Australia’s covid crisis. Recent… Read More 5 Reasons Why Vaccine Passports are an Ethical Disaster
Those of us who live in Western nations are incredibly blessed. “The rule of law” is a principle that has long protected us from tyranny. It is the conviction that kings and dictators no longer get to run our lives. Rather, we are governed by a Constitution — an irrevocable law that can only be amended by… Read More Have Our Leaders Let Power Get to Their Heads?
A summary and review of Carl R. Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism and the Road to Sexual Revolution. It is bewildering just how quickly sexual morals have shifted, especially in recent years. Only yesterday it seems we were voting on same-sex marriage, and now transgenderism is front and centre. Especially surprising… Read More How the Sexual Revolution Won
You’ve almost certainly encountered Critical Race Theory over the last year, even if those words aren’t familiar. Gaining immense popularity in the wake of the George Floyd protests, Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the view that Western civilisation is inherently racist, and that white people benefit from this status quo at the expense of people… Read More A Commonsense Guide to Critical Race Theory
A review by David Robertson, the Director of Third Space, a project of the City Bible Forum in Australia. Originally posted at The Wee Flea. Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? by Kurt Mahlburg – 8/10 This book was given to me by a friend and I have to say that at first I… Read More ‘Readable’ and ‘Brilliant’ — A Review of Cross and Culture by David Robertson
Has equality for women been achieved? You’ll hear quite different answers to this question depending on whom you ask. But here’s something we can all agree on: in the West, by almost any measure, today is the best time for women to be alive. This isn’t to say we’ve created a perfect world — there… Read More Ten Ways Jesus Has Changed The World For Women
Last week, a Chinese citizen journalist was sentenced to four years in jail. Her crime: reporting on the coronavirus outbreak that began in her city of Wuhan. Zhang Zhan insists that her reporting was based on first-hand accounts from locals. But because she scrutinised her government’s response to the virus and provided a more sombre… Read More Media Censorship in 2020: Were You Paying Attention?
Racism has been a hotly-debated topic for much of 2020. The murder of George Floyd earlier this year and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests have prompted important discussions about race and justice across the Anglosphere. Of particular focus is white supremacy—the belief that people of European descent are superior to other races. In pursuit… Read More There’s No Place for White Supremacy in the Church
I’ve noticed something, and I’m sure you have too. We’re facing a time of major cultural upheaval across the Western world. Divisions run deep, and the cultural rifts that have long sat silent beneath our feet are emerging in the light of COVID-19 and the U.S. election. When the world around us starts to shake,… Read More God is God—Government is Not