Religious Freedom In A Secular World

Should Christians care about Religious Freedom? Or should we just let pressure and persecution come our way? In this talk, I address these questions, along with the following: Why our Gay Atheist friends benefit from religious freedom; Why the Bible is supportive of religious freedom; What it looks like to defend religious freedom. Listen below: […]

Could This Be The Best 2 Mins You’ll See On Trump’s Election?

A Sports Presenter Gives His Take On Trump.

I’ve read a number of articles about Donald Trump’s victory. They range from downright apocalyptic, to somewhat hopeful. People are sharply divided! But whether you think it’s the end of America (and the world), or a bright new chapter in humanity’s history, the following 2 mins from US TV  sports presenter Ernie Johnson is well worth watching: (Courtesy The Gospel […]

When Killing Baby Girls Is Not Wrong

What happens if Christianity is absent from a culture?

Baby Sheela was dying. She was a sick eighteen month old living skeleton, and so weak that she couldn’t even cry. Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi and his wife Ruth came across Baby Sheela when they moved into her family’s village. Sheela lived with her poor parents in a dingy house in rural India. Vishal and Ruth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, from London to Baghdad, 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 […]