Why The Modern World Makes Belief In God So Difficult

Appreciating The Social Dimension of Belief.

Are you a modern western Christian, who occasionally finds yourself doubting God’s existence? If you do doubt, then you’re normal. It’s normal to doubt God’s existence in this modern world of ours. And there’s a surprising reason why. It’s not because of science. (If anything, modern science shows that God’s existence is more probable than not.) And […]

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Is Australia Becoming An Atheist Theocracy?

Why Religion is Being Forced to the Margins of Society.

I spent the first four years of my life in an Atheist Theocracy. Of course, nobody called it that. But that’s what it was. Like any theocracy, there was only one acceptable view of ‘ultimate reality’ –  of life, meaning, the universe.  In that case, it was Atheism. If you practiced any other religion in public, […]

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The Most Shocking Statistic I’ve Learned About Terrorists

Why Do People Become Terrorists?

Why do people become terrorists? It’s an urgent question. From Nice to Pakistan, terrorists are murdering victim after victim. And we never know where – or who – the next target will be. And so, we grasp for answers. We want to know why people would massacre their fellow human beings, in the hope of minimizing the […]

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Have You Seen The Bizarre French Response To Islamic Terrorism?

The Worldview That Revolutionised How Westerners Respond To Enemies.

Something bizarre is happening in France – and I don’t mean the terrorist attacks. France is responding to the attacks in an unexpected way. Instead of vengeance and demonising all Muslims, there’s a surprising response – a response you wouldn’t expect after 3 major terrorist attacks in 18 months. 1) Instead of Outrage and Vengeance Against […]

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How Should We Respond to Sonia Kruger and Waleed Aly ?

Social Media Firestorms, Islam, and #SendingForgivenessViral.

A firestorm erupted on Social Media last week. Sonia Kruger, Channel Nine TV show personality, made provocative comments about Islamic Immigration and  terrorism: There is a correlation between the number of people in a country who are Muslim and the number of terrorist attacks…Personally, I would like to see [Islamic immigration] stop now for Australia. […]

Waleed Aly and Sonia Kruger. Courtesy of dailytelegraph.com.au

Are We To Blame For Islamist Terrorism?

What The Eastern European Experience Can Teach Us.

It’s happened again. France is reeling after yet another terrorist attack. This time in the port city of Nice.  A single Islamist terrorist, wielding nothing more than a driver’s licence and a small truck, managed to murder just under 90 people and injure many others. And so the urgent question we need to ask – and answer […]

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3 Stunning Truths About Christianity and The (Secular) West

The Secular West Has a Christian Foundation.

Islam is in the news a lot these days. Sadly, much of the coverage is negative. Self-identified Islamic militants are causing havoc across the world, from Paris to Baghdad, from Pakistan to Orlando. Now obviously not all Muslims are militants – most just want to live in peace. But some secular commentators see the problem […]

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6 Things That Should Have Been Discussed In This Election (But Weren’t).

Imagine having to listen to Donald Trump’s electioneering for 18 months. If you’re in America, that’s how long his election campaign for President will be, come the November election (it’s ‘Yuuuuge!’). Thankfully Australian election campaigns are much shorter. (It’ll be nice having my FB feed and letterbox back to normal!) But throughout the recent election campaigns, […]

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When Jesus Does Psychology

An Intersection of Christianity and Modern Psychology

Chances are,  you’re chasing after happiness. If you live in Australia, you might do it in one of four main ways: getting the right postcode; a higher pay packet; a more rewarding position or a sexier partner. But if we’re honest , we know that lasting happiness is hard to find: no sooner does it […]

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