A big part of our problem today is most people – including most Christians – think we are living in normal, conventional and unexceptional times. Everything seems peachy – more or less – and so most folks just go on
I confess. I was once an out and proud member of the 60s counterculture. Yep, I was once fully into the whole thing: the hippy scene, the New Left, the drug culture, the Woodstock era, the peace, love and rock
About the only thing worse than rabid anti-Christian bigotry is all the clueless Christians who do not know or care about it. There are so many believers who have their heads in the sand – they are totally oblivious to
The sexual anarchists keep telling us that all sexual lifestyles deserve the same acceptance and endorsement, and we should not single out any behaviours as better or worse than others. But as I and others have carefully documented, there are
You all know what an oxymoron is right? In part it involves a contradiction in terms – or what seems to be. Examples are many: A married bachelor. A round square. Homosexual marriage. Arab unity. Here is one I would
All around the world Christmas is a time where hope is renewed. It celebrates the birth of the one who came to save us. It is about God incarnate, our saviour. That is the real meaning of Christmas, and it
If media coverage is anything to go by, most people in the West know a whole lot more about the Kardashian clan than they do about the divine family: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We would expect this to be
One can find spiritual parallels with most things in life, so let me try one here, utilising pop music. There are many musical artists who have stood the test of time, while others have burst on the scene, only to
Some of the most important questions to be asked and answered by any worldview worth taking seriously concerns the issue of personhood. Such questions would include: What is it to be human? Who are we? Where did we come from?
The Summer Olympics at Rio are now history (although the closing ceremony is still taking place as I write). There was plenty of gold on offer, and plenty of glory, but what I want to emphasise here is the fact
If a race of hostile aliens from another planet wanted to know how to destroy the West from within, they could scarcely improve upon what we are already doing to ourselves. By dumbing down an entire generation, teaching them to
Admittedly a more catchy title would have been something like ‘The GayFL and GayGE Doing Their Thing’. The Melbourne Age is the state’s most left-wing and pro-homosexual newspaper, but surprisingly I could not seem to find covered there a very
If you have a lotta money, are good at film-making, can do spiffy special effects, have a half-way decent plot about the end of the world, and are able to garner a few big name actors, you have a recipe
Sometimes you can learn something from watching a bit of television. And sometimes you might even find some spiritual truths being illustrated there. Hey, I will take truth wherever I can find it – at least for the most part.
By now most of you would have seen the Doritos television ad screened during yesterday’s Super Bowl. It was just one of many spiffy ads which appeared during the game, but it seems to have caused the most controversy. Why?
As an ex-hippy, and an old guy to boot, I could not but help take keen interest in tonight’s news item: ‘David Bowie dead at 69’. I was heavily into the rock scene from the mid-60s until my conversion to
That so many churches today are absolutely addicted to entertainment, razzamatazz productions, and keeping the masses amused and happy is fairly obvious. I have spoken to this often before. So many folks seem to think that entertainment is the missing
One good way to spot a phony Christian is when some crucial moral or social issue comes up. When they declare their hand, that usually tells us all we need to know about a person’s supposed Christian credentials. For example,