A review by Akos Balogh, the CEO of The Gospel Coalition Australia. Originally posted at AkosBalogh.com. Can Jesus Save the West? That’s the question Australian author Kurt Mahlburg seeks to answer in his excellent new book, Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? Mahlburg is an author with the Christian organisation The Canberra Declaration,… Read More ‘A Book for Our Time’ — A Review of Cross and Culture by Akos Balogh
The words “conspiracy theory” are being thrown around a lot these days. Once upon a time this phrase was used sparingly to dismiss the quirky beliefs of a lunatic fringe. Now, conspiracy theories are talked about regularly in politics and the media. What is happening in the West that this label is suddenly being used… Read More So Are We All Conspiracy Theorists Now?
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
Most of us have heard of Watergate—the political scandal that engulfed the Nixon administration in the 1970s. So infamous was that chapter in American history that we’ve since borrowed the “-gate” suffix in the English-speaking world to portray any political scandal—serious or otherwise—with intrigue or grave criminality. What was Watergate? Put simply, unknown men broke… Read More Biden, Trump, and the Greatest Scandal in American History
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
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
It’s important to have reasons for what you believe. “If only God gave me a sign” is a common thought people have if they are still unsure if God exists. And fair enough—it doesn’t make sense to “just have faith” and throw reason out the door. But what if the best evidence for God’s existence… Read More The Best Evidence for God is You
There’s a lot of conflict in our world right now. Disagreement over the pandemic and this year’s riots in America tell the story all too well. Despite the mess and division, I think most of us long for unity. One of the ways we express this desire for peace in our times is to suggest… Read More Don’t All Paths Lead to God?
The Australian journalist Greg Sheridan has quipped that these days, “the academic fashion is to attack Western civilisation, not study it.” With historic statues being trashed and toppled around the western world, and accusations of systemic racism being levelled against the fairest societies that history has produced, Sheridan couldn’t be more right. Sadly, those trying… Read More Meet the Atheists Who Are Grateful for Christianity
Over the last month, global protests have been drawing attention to the unjust treatment of minority communities. As an organisation and as a slogan, Black Lives Matter has captured the world’s attention. In America particularly, police departments are facing serious scrutiny in an effort to root out racial bias and corruption. The Minneapolis Police—whose officers were… Read More Tell Pornhub and Planned Parenthood that Black Lives Matter