Israel’s woes: My perspective

It’s been an interesting few weeks in the world of Christianity and celebrity sport stars. Last week, it emerged that Wallaby rugby star Israel Folau had landed in hot water (not for the first time) after posting an image on Instagram stating that hell…

Confirmation bias and pet sins

I was recently reading my son a bedtime story from Ura Miller’s 101 Favorite Stories from the Bible. The story that I was reading that night was the story of Lot in Sodom. The story, as told in this particular storybook, included these words:…

Paedophiles are people too

There is a picture that has been doing the rounds recently that portrays seven skeletons, captioned in turn with the following ascriptions: black, white, gay, straight, religious, atheist and you. The point of the picture is that, underneath it all, we’re really the same,…

The irony of gay activism

In late 2008, a California ballot proposition, known as Proposition 8, was passed in the November 2008 state elections. Passed by 52% of Californian voters, the proposition sought to identify marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The proposition was appealed,…

Who am I to judge?

One of the hottest topics on the current moral landscape in the West is the issue of homosexuality. Judeo-Christian values have always maintained that homosexuality is a sin against God. This has been challenged for a long time by a pluralistic society, and in…