No Love From Charlie

Charlie Pickering Didn't Respond...But Many Others Did

Dear Charlie, I realise you’re a busy man. And so I didn’t expect you to respond to the letter I wrote you, about your Safe Schools TV segment. However, I did get responses from many other people. And one common response warrants further exploration. I made the allegation that Safe Schools Coalition wasn’t merely an […]

Interview With A Sexologist

Dr Patricia Weerakoon on Challenges Facing Christians.

Dr. Patricia Weerakoon is a Christian Doctor, academic, and professional Sexologist, working at Sydney University. She is also the author of a number of books, including Teen Sex By the Book, which aims to show teenagers that God’s design for sex is best. I caught up with Dr. Weerakoon to continue my series hearing from […]

Dear Safe Schools Coalition: I Have Questions

An Open Letter To The Australian Safe Schools Coalition.

Dear Safe Schools Coalition, I understand it’s been a big week for you, with so much media exposure. No doubt you’re feeling under the spotlight. And yet, you’re determined to continue your work, which you describe as: [M] aking a difference in the lives of thousands of young people across Australia by saying no to […]

Let’s End Freedom Of Speech

4 Reasons To Get Rid Of This Troublesome Freedom

It’s become obvious to me and many other observers that a growing number of people on the secular Left are giving up on freedom of speech – not their own freedom, but their opponents’ freedom. Left-leaning USA today reporter Kirsten Powers is a very strong voice for freedom of speech, calling out many among the […]

How Free Societies Commit Suicide.

The Internal Threats That Undermine Freedom.

In my first year as a university chaplain I was almost kicked off campus. A gay-rights activist had it in for me, and for the Christian students I worked with. This gentleman didn’t like the fact we held to the Bible’s teachings (including on topics such as sexuality). And the University authorities supported him, meaning I had to […]

How To Destroy Your Church…Effortlessly.

Why Assuming The Gospel Is Deadly For The Church.

If you’re a Christian leader, there are many ways to destroy your church. Some of the more popular methods include: Committing adultery. Starting a controversy that divides your church. Or stealing from the general giving. They’re all successful ways of ruining your ministry. However, all of these activities take effort on your part. But what […]

Do We Cause Islamist Terrorism?

What The Eastern European Experience Teaches Us About Terrorism.

Let me start with a public confession. It’s a little embarrassing. But here goes: When I was 10 years old, I wanted to start a revolution against the dictatorship ruling my homeland. There. I’ve said it. I wanted to start a revolution against the government of communist Hungary (as it was at the time). As […]

5 Important Things We Should Consider After The #ParisAttacks

Understanding Islamist Terrorism.

So here we are again. In the space of less than a year, we’ve seen Australia come to a standstill with the Lindt Cafe terror siege. We’ve seen  Paris come to a standstill with the Charlie Hebdo massacre. And now, just a mere 10 months after Charlie Hebdo, the people of Paris have just experienced […]

From One Refugee To Another: What Should We Do About The Current Refugee Crisis?

Why Good Intentions Can Kill

I became a refugee when I was 4 years old.  I was living in communist Hungary at the time, and my parents decided we had to leave. They wanted a better life for my two brothers and I than what they had experienced: they wanted us to grow up in a free country, not a […]

Dear Makers Of “Gayby Baby”,

An Open Letter To The Producer and Director Of The Gayby Baby Documentary, Charlotte Mars and Maya Newell.

Dear Charlotte and Maya, My wife and I had the pleasure of viewing your documentary ‘Gayby Baby’at the Lismore Starcourt theatre on Friday night, followed by the live Q and A session with you both. It’s obviously been a big journey for you, and the families in the film, not least with everything that has happened in […]