4 Secular Myths About Religion

(And Why They're Potentially Dangerous)

An increasing number of overtly secular people believe in myths: myths about religion – and about how religion works. Unfortunately, many of these secular people are vocal in the public square, driving important discussions around the role of religion in society. As far as they’re concerned, religion’s place in society – including freedom of religion […]

Why I Thank God For My Painful Mid-Life Crisis

It happened at the strangest times. Whether arriving home from coaching my son’s soccer team, or finishing a long-distance bike-ride with friends. Without any warning, I felt it: A blanket of emotions – depressive, suffocating – descended on me.   Taunting me. Whispering to my soul. Making me feel things I had rarely felt before. I […]

How To Survive The Moral Revolution: What You Should Know

Australia is changing. From same sex marriage, to euthanasia; from gender fluidity to eroding religious freedoms:  we’re experiencing seismic shifts in public morality and worldview. The Australia of today is not the same as the Australia of even five years ago. This raises a variety of challenges for Christians and churches. Challenges that we must face […]

“Modern Elites Are The Tyrants Of Tolerance” – Former High Court Justice

Dyson Heydon Speaks Out On Religious Freedom

One of the most ominous things I’ve read in a while is a recent speech by former High Court Justice Dyson Heydon. He spoke on the topic of ‘Religious ‘Toleration’ In Modern Australia: The Tyranny of Relativism’, at the Australian Catholic University in Adelaide last Tuesday. In his speech, Heydon describes the scorn many modern […]

“SSM Is Not The Final Frontier Against Homophobia”

LGBTI Advocate Benjamin Law Gives His Vision For Society

How might society change if SSM were legalised? Well, we’ve caught a glimpse over the last few weeks. A public petition (since pulled down) was signed by 5000 people calling for the deregistration of Sydney doctor Pansy Lai, who publicly opposes SSM. Violent protests disrupted a peaceful ‘No’ campaign at Sydney university. And a teenage […]

Engaging the SSM Debate – Part 2 – When Christians Should Say ‘Yes’

Christians should be known as people who say ‘yes’. Yes to human rights. Yes to love. Yes to freedom. And yes, to marriage. And that’s what we’re being asked to do when it comes to this postal vote. A gay acquaintance wrote to me publicly, saying: I would ask you and your readership to understand that […]

How Should Christians Engage the SSM Debate? Part 1 – Political Theology 101.

So we’ve got a voluntary ‘Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey’ (commonly known as a plebiscite) coming up in September. The future definition of marriage is likely to be decided in the next few months. And while most Christians I know are happy to vote in the Postal Survey (plebiscite), questions are being asked about how […]

Should Christians Care About Religious Freedom?

Religious Freedom has been a hot topic recently – both in the news and on social media. Even secular commentators are discussing it. But is it something Christians should be concerned about? Should we care about religious freedom? Thoughtful Christians give a variety of answers to this question: some are more concerned about it than others. And […]

Does Christianity Cause Domestic Violence?

Does Christianity – in particular, Evangelical Christianity –  cause Domestic Violence? That seems to be the underlying question being asked in a disturbing article by the ABC, and the corresponding story on the ‘7.30 Report‘. Reporters Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson write: Research shows that the men most likely to abuse their wives are evangelical […]