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 […]

The Post Facebook Didn’t Want You To See

When Author John Dickson Questioned A Sacred Cow

Something very bizarre happened on Facebook recently. On Saturday (April 16), Christian Author John Dickson put up a post questioning the approach of some same-sex marriage advocates to the marriage debate. Facebook didn’t like the post, so that evening, FB took it down. John was given no warning, just the following explanation from FB: We […]

When Hollywood Takes Your Pastor To Jail

It's Now Big Business To Corrode Religious Liberty

Seen any good Hollywood movies recently? Sarah and I recently saw 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. It was a good movie: great cinematography,  great action, and pretty close to the actual story. Hollywood got that movie right.  But Hollywood doesn’t get everything right. Far from it. And I’m not just talking movies (Transformers, […]

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 Charlie Pickering, RE: Your Safe Schools Segment.

An Open Letter to TV Host Charlie Pickering About Safe Schools

Hi Charlie, I love your show, and I appreciate the way you make news and current affairs interesting, not to mention funny. Having worked with Gen Y for the last 6 years, sometimes it felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall trying to get them take an interest in things other than the […]

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 Totalitarian Push To Rid Religious People of “Prejudice”

When Churches Aren't Allowed To Believe The Bible's Teaching on Marriage.

It’s a morning I’ll remember for a long time. Jan 20, 2009. The historic inauguration of the first African-American President of the USA, Barack Obama. It was an exciting time for many people. Not least the gay community of America. Unlike George W. Bush, Obama was seen as a very pro-gay: a supporter of gay […]

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.   […]

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 […]