It was always a matter of time. Only ever a matter of time. No amount of smiles and public speeches by Australian politicians coming up to elections, or giving the end of year graduation address affirming the right of faith based education systems to insist on their staff holding to sexual standards that their faith […]
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Don’t Let Sexular Culture Leave Women as Also-Rans
Sooner or later reality catches up with the intellectual schizophrenia of gender identity politics and beats it to the line. And sometimes, as in the case of a dispute over prize money for a recent running race at Queensland University of Technology, actually beats it to the line. As the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports, the […]
If my male, pale and stale heart could be warmed, it would be so by the growing realisation that the baton of colonialism, long the historic burden of the conservative, Christianised West, can now been handed to the woke Left in our culture. The evidence is coming in in spades. The progressive narrative has created, […]
Religious Freedom And Sexular Culture: A Tale of Two Gospels
The reason that we are at such an impasse in Australia over religious freedom/ discrimination is simple: It’s a tale of two gospels. Competing views about good news. And as such, with so much at stake, there can be no backdown and no middle ground. Not that I would not like there to be middle […]
A Sexular Age
For all of secularism’s stated lofty and noble ideals, the separation of state and church in modern western democracies is now akin to two drunken, fighting cowboys rolling around in the gutter in gold rush California. Or perhaps two female wrestlers in jelly (that’s Jell-O in the US apparently), so tawdry and voyeuristic has it become. What […]
What Do We Take Pride In During Pride Month?
I was speaking to a Chinese ministry worker in Sydney last week who told me that when a pastor is released from prison in mainland China, his church community does the exact opposite of what would be expected, especially in an honour/shame culture such as China. Instead of skulking out by a side door to […]
Will You Be Our Valentine?
It was never going to stop at redefining marriage. I think we all knew that. For a while there every second article in every second mainstream media news outlet’s lifestyle or relationships section was about gay marriage. But with Valentine’s Day coming up, things have moved on. And moved on apace. Now every second article […]
The Australian Law Reform Commission Has Christian Schools in its Sights.
If anyone was under any illusions that there would be a “live and let live” attitude from the purveyors of the Sexular Age, then the recommendations of The Australian Law Reform Commission, in terms of how Christian schools should be able to staff themselves, will dispel such illusions. It’s quite a depressing first-up read. Make […]
Andrew Thorburn Vindicated (and before Jesus returns too!)
If there’s one thing we know as Christians is that we won’t always get vindicated in this age. The slurs and opprobrium may well stick this side of the Parousia, and we know that there have been millions of Christians who have suffered greatly for the sake of the gospel, including the loss of their […]
Strange Rites, Stranger Things and Even Stranger Bedfellows
If you haven’t read Tara Isabella Burton’s book Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World, you must. It’s an exceptional socio-cultural exploration of the shift in the West away from institutional religion to what she terms (and it’s a self-explanatory great term), intuitional religion. Yes that’s right. Just as with my term “A Sexular […]
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