3 Stunning Truths About Christianity and The (Secular) West

The Secular West Has a Christian Foundation.

Islam is in the news a lot these days. Sadly, much of the coverage is negative. Self-identified Islamic militants are causing havoc across the world, from Paris to Baghdad, from Pakistan to Orlando. Now obviously not all Muslims are militants – most just want to live in peace. But some secular commentators see the problem […]

Beware The Dangers Of…Religious Freedom? – Part 1

Should Christians Defend Religious Freedom?

Confession time: I find Australian history boring. Especially when compared to my homeland (i.e. Hungary’s) history…give me Mongol invasions; epic battles against the Ottoman Turks; and being over-run by the Soviet army – that’s what I call interesting! Not surprisingly, Hungarian history is full of trauma: the rich tapestry of my homeland’s history is coloured red with the […]

Dodging the “Exile” Bullet At Sydney Uni – For Now

A Basic Freedom is Upheld: But For How Long?

Common sense won the day at Sydney University this week. After earlier threatening to exile (i.e. de-register) religious clubs who required their leaders and members to be, well, religious, the Sydney University Student-Union came to see reason:  ‘After long and thoughtful consultation with our religious communities on campus, the University of Sydney Union Board of Directors […]

Have You Heard What’s Happening At Sydney Uni?

When A Christian Group Isn't Allowed To Be Christian

If you haven’t yet heard, there’s a storm brewing at Sydney University. The ‘Honi Soit’ campus newspaper reports : The University of Sydney Union (USU) has threatened to deregister the Sydney University Evangelical Union (EU) from the Clubs & Societies program over the latter’s requirement that all members must make a declaration of faith in Jesus […]

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 […]

The Coming Darkness: An Interview With Archbishop Glenn Davies

The Western world is rapidly changing. And with this change comes many challenges, particularly for Christians. So to get a better understanding of these upcoming challenges, I interviewed a few key Christian leaders. What follows is an edited version of an interview I did with Archbishop Glenn Davies, from the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church.   […]

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 […]

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 […]