One of the things we’ve been struck by since moving to Melbourne is the distinctives of our home town, Adelaide. Lots of people know Adelaide as the City of Churches. It’s not that Adelaide had an especially high number of church buildings, but Adelaide was the first place in Australia […]
In Australian public life, there’s a range of Christian voices — Danny Nalliah, George Pell, plus a constant trickle of centre-right politicians trying to put in a good word. The problem is, few of these voices resonate with me as a Christian. It’s good news that the Centre for Public […]
Atheism is stridently anti-religious, but does it have anything more to offer?
Postmodernism is big news. We Christians, with our commitment to truth, have rightly sat up and taken notice. I went through undergrad reading books with titles like The Death of Truth and Truth Decay. But I’ve become increasingly unhappy with some responses to postmodernism. There is now a wide range […]
I sometimes get the feeling that Christians aren’t much closer to the meaning of gender than anyone else. On the one hand, there’s mainstream Australian Christianity, which often acts as if gender doesn’t really exist, or doesn’t say anything much about it, and so disempowers anyone with a gender. It […]
We recently watched the 2007 debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. One topic they touch on, unsurprisingly, is the argument that an ideology can be discredited by implicating it in atrocities. Christianity caused the Crusades and the Inquisition, therefore Christianity is false or evil. Atheism caused the Gulag and […]