Theology, A Dentist and an ex-Mormon Prime Minister

There’s something a little bit thrilling, a thrill mixed with sadness nonetheless, at the huge level of ignorance about the basics of Christianity among the average Westerner at the moment.  And it’s a level of ignorance that is only set to increase as the church participation rate continues to decline. While it does not augur […]

Mockery

I was struck today reading the Luke account of Jesus’ trial and death. A key feature of that dreadful day was mockery. Yes there was torture, betrayal and crucifixion. And they are terrible, terrible things.  And in that context mockery may seem a minor thing. But not to the Gospel writer: The men who were […]

Who Would You Be Embarrassed To Be Seen Having Coffee With?

There was a picture of Israel Folau and his wife having coffee on the streets of Sydney yesterday with a group of people. But don’t worry. Those people were representatives of the Australian Rugby Union having a stern word with him, so no one was actually putting their cultural credibility on the line by being […]

Lying Community Outraged By Folau’s Latest Tweet

There was outrage amongst members of Australia’s lying community this morning after rugby star Israel Folau’s latest social media gaffe on Instagram. Speaking under a pseudonym, spokesman for support group, Lying Is A Right, Chuck Norris, said that enough was enough and that Folau had to be called to account. “It’s getting out of hand,” […]

Transgender Activism’s Spotlight Moment

Well, this could well be transgender activism’s “Spotlight” moment. You may remember Spotlight, that fantastic Hollywood movie named after the journalistic investigation team at the Boston Globe newspaper. Through methodical research, the Spotlight team at the Globe uncovered the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in the United States in the early 2000s, pushing […]