The Most Important Thing This French Atheist Taught Me About Christianity.

I’ve been reading a very interesting book of late. It’s called ‘A Brief History of Thought’, by renowned French Philosopher, Luc Ferry. It was a national bestseller in France for over 8 months. Now Ferry is an Atheist, and a very interesting one at that. He doesn’t hold to the fairly typical Atheist view of Christianity. You know the […]

Cults, Creeps, and Connections: Reflections of SCU O-Week 2015.

It’s been an eventful Orientation Week at Southern Cross University (SCU). In fact, it’s one of the most memorable I’ve had since being here. ‘O-week’ went from the Wednesday to the Friday, and involved many new students coming onto campus. It’s a key time of the year for our Christian Group ‘Evangelical Christians’, as we connect with new students, […]

Did You See This Coming? I Sure Didn’t.

Something happened recently that I did not see coming. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the recent terror attack in France, and made the following comment: “[T]here are very few (if any) Muslims that would advocate for the freedom to publicly insult Muhammad. Or to put in Voltairian language, no devout Muslim would ever say: ‘I disagree with your insulting of […]

Uncommon Sense.

Christian Historian and Theologian Dr John Dickson seems to have sparked some heated discussion over one of his recent posts on his Facebook page. Whilst the manhunt was still on for the killers of the Charlie Hebdo journalists, John posted the following: Surely it is too soon for Muslim leaders to say, as I just heard a […]

When Your Words Can Kill You.

 “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” – President Barack Obama, speaking at the UN General Assembly in 2012.  So it’s happened again. Another terrorist attack on Western soil. This time in France. According to intelligence site Stratorfor.com, the following took place on Wednesday: Three suspected Islamist militants attacked the […]

When Your Words Can Kill You.

 “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” – President Barack Obama, speaking at the UN General Assembly in 2012.  So it’s happened again. Another terrorist attack on Western soil. This time in France. According to intelligence site Stratorfor.com, the following took place on Wednesday: Three suspected Islamist militants attacked the […]

What People Don’t Get.

Islam, Religion, and How The West Doesn’t Get It. I would be a rich man if I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say: ‘all religions are basically the same’. The idea behind this view is that Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism etc all fall into this box called ‘Religion’, and thus are all on about the same […]

When the Poo hits the Fan, God gets a Hashtag: Reflections on the Lindt Cafe Siege.

  Terrorism has come home. For all intents and purposes, the first post-9/11 terrorist attack has taken place on Australian soil. A siege at the Lindt Cafe, in Sydney. I still remember watching the events of 9/11 on TV, those 13 years ago. It was horrifying, and yet I couldn’t take my eyes off the TV. […]

Some Brief Thoughts on ‘Divergent’.

I just saw the science fiction movie ‘Divergent’, based on the best selling novel(s). Divergent is set in a post war, post apocalyptic America, where a major war has decimated the world, and the survivors have banded together to form a new society. This new society is broken up into different ‘factions’, consisting of groups of […]