The Unexpected Truth That Shocked Atheist Students

The surprising link between Christianity and Western morality.

A secular university isn’t a place you’ll hear unexpected truths about Christianity. Sure, you’ll hear about the evil things that Christians have done throughout history. But such a roll-call of evil acts is not news – let alone a shock – to many Atheist students, who often consume a steady diet of Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris. […]


Unlikely Allies: Can Christians Work With Gay Activists?

Should We Join Forces To Advance the Common Good?

Here’s a question: can Christians work with Gay rights activists to help address problems in society?   Considering our highly polarised culture, it might seem like a stupid question. And yet, according to Jim Daly, President of the Christian organisation ‘Focus on the Family’, the answer is ‘yes’. In order to combat human sex trafficking in their […]

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What Christian Bale Could Teach Us About The “Safe Schools” Program

I saw a Christian Bale movie the other day, called ‘The Big Short’. It’s about the 2007 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Bale plays genius hedge fund manager Michael Burry,  who – unlike the US government and Wall St –  foresees the financial collapse. Before the crisis, Bale’s character looks ‘under the hood’ of the US Housing […]

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How To Respond To The Ugly Side Of Sexual Politics

The heat in the Same-Sex Marriage debate just got turned up a notch. Last week, a major conference of traditional marriage advocates that was to be held at a Sydney hotel  had to be cancelled, due to threats of physical violence from SSM supporters. The Weekend Australian broke the news: The Accor Hotels group confirmed […]

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Does God Believe In Aliens?

The Bible on Extra-Terrestrial Life.

Our secular world is fascinated by aliens. The Guardian news website – not exactly a hub for right-wing conspiracy theorists – posted an article recently that was shared over 9,000 times on FB. It said the following: A Russian radio telescope scanning the skies has observed “a strong signal” from a nearby star, HD164595, in the […]


Dear GetUp! RE: Your Anti-Plebiscite Video

Dear GetUp! I recently watched your ‘Anti-Plebiscite’ video, in which you condemn the Plebiscite as a bad idea. It’s clear that you’re against the Plebiscite, for a variety of reasons. You’re adamant that same-sex marriage is an important human rights issue. And you believe Parliament, not a ‘people’s vote’, should redefine marriage. That all comes […]

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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 […]


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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