Take Courage: You’re Not a Sole Survivor

The news coming out of the UK evangelical movement associated with the Anglican Church, Soul Survivor, is depressing. Depressing because it’s bad. And depressing because it’s all too familiar. Not that everything about the youth-focussed ministry led by Mike Pilavachi was depressing. Or familiar. Sure we’d heard about the massaging of young interns that occurred […]

Living in None-Land: How the Rest of the West Can Help American Christians in Their Decline

Post-religious America is somewhat like the angry teenager who, in seeking to self-identify in what seems like a suffocating household, becomes self-aware. Do you get what I mean? Self-aware of how transgressive they are. Self-aware of what the house rules are. Self-awareness is akin to an enlightening of the soul. The teen, bless his little […]

Hey Remember: There are Christian Schools and there are “Christian” Schools

In the current furore in Australia around who can be the student captain of a Christian school, it’s important to remember that there are Christian schools and there are “Christian” schools. You know what I mean by that? Simply this: There are schools that are committed to staffing and teaching according to a biblical/gospel framework […]

Abusive Leaders or the Sexular Culture? What’s Worse for the Church?

So what’s the biggest damage being done to the church? Is it from the “out there” Sexular Age, or the internal abuse that we see played out in so many sad ways. External or internal? What’s more likely to burn us down if we’re not careful? Well, as the taco shell girl says when faced […]


In a recent Substack article, famed New York psychologist and academic, Jonathan Haidt, showed conclusive evidence that the rapid rise in anxiety among Gen Z is directly linked to the widescale uptake of social media platforms in 2012. Faced with growing assertions that the levels of anxiety among younger generations was down to “bad politics” […]

Kate Forbes Is Done (or Why an Orthodox Christian Can Never Lead a Western Political Party Again)

Kate Forbes stands little chance of becoming the First Minister of Scotland. And this is due to her publicly stated religious beliefs. You can’t blame her for being honest. It’s kinda refreshing to watch that level of dishonesty from my vantage point in Australia, where already there are so many up in arms around the […]