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: […]

Is Australia Becoming An Atheist Theocracy?

Why Religion is Being Forced to the Margins of Society.

I spent the first four years of my life in an Atheist Theocracy. Of course, nobody called it that. But that’s what it was. Like any theocracy, there was only one acceptable view of ‘ultimate reality’ –  of life, meaning, the universe.  In that case, it was Atheism. If you practiced any other religion in public, […]

Beware The Dangers Of…Religious Freedom? – Part 2

Should Christians Defend Religious Freedom?

Who would have thought religious freedom would become an election issue? Both the Greens and Labor have questioned aspects of religious freedom. And it’s made some Christians nervous. So what should Christians think? Should we defend religious freedom? In last week’s post, I outlined the view of fellow Christian blogger Nathan Campbell. He didn’t think […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Change, Or Die Out: 3 Important Minutes With Dr Andrew Cameron.

Key Challenges Facing the Western Church.

The Western world is rapidly changing. And this brings with it many challenges, particularly for Christians. So to get a better handle on these changes, I’ve started interviewing a number of Christian leaders. What follows is an edited version of an interview I did with the Reverend Dr Andrew Cameron, who is the Director of […]

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.   […]

9 Things You Should Know About Religious Freedom In Australia

Last Friday I attended  a conference on ‘Religious Freedom in a Multicultural World’, jointly hosted by the think-tank Freedom For Faith, and the University of Newcastle Law School (kudos to Associate Professor Neil Foster for organising it). The speakers included people from a variety of backgrounds, including the Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, former Anglican Archbishop of […]

How To Destroy Freedom One Wedding Cake At A Time.

Those Christian bigots are at it again. And this time it’s those Gun-Lovin’, Bible Thumpin’, Cousin’ Marryin’ conservative rednecks over in Indiana. On March 26th, Mike Pence (the Governor of Indiana) signed into law the state’s  Religious Freedom Restoration Act (or RFRA as it’s known). Many people got quite upset by this new law, and immediately both […]