Should The Government Ban Islam?

A Conservative Southern Baptist Responds.

Should the government ban the building of Islamic Mosques? Should it severely restrict the freedom of Muslims to gather together peacefully? In light of the many terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Islam, some people would want the government to restrict Muslim freedoms. But how should we think about this question as Christians? What […]

Christians In A Hostile West? Interview With a Deputy Prime Minister – Part 3.

Former Australian Deputy PM John Anderson Speaks About Challenges Facing Western Christians - Part 3 of 3.

This is part 3 of a 3 part interview I did with John Anderson, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.  John is also a devout Evangelical Christian, and I caught up with him last year to discuss the challenges facing Christians in a post-Christian West. (You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here). Christians Must […]

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 […]

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. […]