When The Tasmanian Toddlers Get into the Knife Drawer

The Tasmanian Toddlers, also known as the politicians that state’s lower house of parliament, have gotten into the knife drawer.  And it won’t be pretty. Now there’s something cute about toddlers sitting on the kitchen floor rummaging through the Tupperware cupboard. Something cute.  Something safe. Something innocent. Those little bundles of joy are in no […]

Nationalism Is The Worst Thing Ever. Along With Globalism

  Nationalism is pretty much the whipping boy of international progressive politics these days. And not without some reason.  It is after all, 100 years this past Sunday, since the guns fell silent, ending the slaughter of the Great War that decimated the cream of Europe’s youth. French President, Emmanuel Macron, summed up the chastened […]

Sorry Modern Secularists, The Global Future is Large Religious Families.

The utopian ideal of the modern secular state is a world that looks Scandinavian. Cool, slightly detached, rational, autonomous units, small families, low carbon footprint (apart from all that IKEA packaging), and, most of all, post-religious. But demography is not the friend of those with such utopian ideals. A report in The Times of London […]

“The Establishment Is Appalled”: How The Gay Community Moved So Quickly From Margin to Centre

  “The Establishment is appalled” With those words in his most recent article in The Guardian, Australian public intellectual and journalist, David Marr, revealed just how the marginalised gay community moved so quickly to the cultural centre. His statement is in reference to the storm surrounding the letter written by 34 principals of Sydney Anglican […]

Analogue Christianity in A Digital Public Square

The recent response from 34 Anglican School principals in Sydney concerning the religious freedom debate in Australia demonstrates once again that when it comes to commenting in the public square, Christianity operates in analogue. And the public square is digital. When I first read the letter, which outlined a clear, irenic and concise concern about […]