G’day, and welcome to my blog here at akosbalogh.com. I’m Akos Balogh (pronounced ‘Ah-kos Balog‘), the owner of this blog.
Thanks for dropping in!
Read on to see how my blog can help you see your world from a Christian perspective.
My content is aimed at helping you see your world through a Christian lens. Whether you’re a Christian, or a non-Christian who’s perhaps curious to know what/how Christians think, my blog will help you see our rapidly changing world from a Biblical perspective.
What do I blog about?
I blog about news and current affairs of all different kinds: from world news, to local cultural trends. I’m particularly interested in understanding how our worldview (i.e. the way we see our world) affects the way we live our lives. However, my particular focus is on issues that affect human well-being.
These include issues such as:
- Freedom of speech/conscience/religion;
- Ethical issues;
- Apologetics (i.e. defending the Christian faith);
I normally publish 1 post per week, on Wednesday mornings (5.30am Sydney (Australia) time to be exact!). To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via email.
Why do I blog?
As a Christian, I love to think about and discuss the deep issues of life. I also believe that God has revealed Himself to us, through His Word, the Bible, so that we’re not in the dark about what He thinks. And so my goal is to think God’s thoughts after Him, in order to know how we Christians should live in this rapidly changing world of ours. And my aim is to invite you, my reader into the conversation, because I think these issues need to be discussed in a meaningful and intelligent way.
(I should also mention that I’m from a Hungarian background (hence my strange name!), and grew up in family where discussing politics and current affairs was a daily part of life. I have well and truly kept this part of my cultural identity!).
Where to find my popular posts.
Here are a few of my more popular posts. Be sure to check them out:
Freedom of Speech/Conscience/Religion:
- Beware The Dangers Of…Religious Freedom?
- How Free Societies Commit Suicide
- The Totalitarian Push To Rid Religious People Of “Prejudice”
- The Things You Need To Know About Your Inner Nazi.
- How To Destroy Freedom One Wedding Cake At A Time.
- The 4 Dangerous Characteristics Of Radicalised Christians
- The Most Important Thing This French Atheist Taught Me About Christianity.
- Is Your Church Toxic?
- Dear Safe Schools Coalition, I Have Questions
- Dear Charlie Pickering, RE: Your Safe Schools Segment
- Do We Love Gay People?
- Do We Cause Islamic Terrorism?
- 5 Important Things We Should Consider After #ParisAttacks
I was born overseas in Budapest, Hungary, and migrated with my family when I was four years old. I grew up in Sydney, and upon finishing highschool, I joined th Australian Army (as a Combat Engineer). After the army, I completed a degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of NSW (in Sydney), and worked in the Royal Australian Air Force as an Aerospace Engineering Officer for 5 years.
After the Air Force, I went from fixing broken aeroplanes to fixing broken people, through speaking the news of the Christian gospel to them: and so I undertook ministry training. I did a ministry apprenticeship with Campus Bible Study, also at the University of NSW, and then completed a Bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College, in Sydney.
In 2010, my growing family and I moved northern NSW (near Byron Bay), Australia, to work on campus at Southern Cross University with the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES), a student based ministry affiliated with IFES.
I finished up with AFES at the end of 2015, and recently (July 2017) finished my Masters of Arts (Theology), which I did through the Queensland Theological College.
About My Family.
I’ve been married to my wonderful wife Sarah since 2002, and we have three beautiful children: Lucinda, Mishka, and baby Xavier.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cycling, and spending time with my family. I am also a member of Southern Cross Presbyterian Church, in Lismore, where I serve as an Elder on our Church’s Leadership Team.
How you can contact me.
The easiest way you can contact me is through my contact page. I would love to hear from you!