By anyone’s measure, Adolph Hitler represents an archetypal evil leader whose reign of terror was powerfully augmented by the Nazi regime. Indeed, a person would be justified in thinking, ‘Surely God would endorse any genuine attempt to remove this malevolent influence from the world?’ Yet none of the pre-meditated attempts to assassinate the Nazi leader … More Prayer, Politics, and the Evil Government
The COVID19 Pandemic has led to some of the harshest limitations on people’s civil liberties in living memory. In fact, the State of Victoria, Australia, has endured the toughest restrictions recorded: at least 262 days in lock-down since March 2020. Understandably, these kind of restrictions have taken a toll on people’s psychological and physical wellbeing. … More Resisting the Government: Is it ever right?
Flight or Fight When threatened, most ‘humans’ default to either one of two instinctive responses–flight or fight. With flight the threat is generally deemed too great overcome directly, so the threatened subject flees to the shelter of perceived safety. With the other response of fight, the threatened subject concludes that the challenge can be overcome by some … More Pandemic Panic: QR Codes, Vaccines, and the Mark of the Beast
If Christianity offers the only ‘real’ solution for guilt, why are so many Christians plagued by guilt in their daily lives? Of course, if you are a Christian in the Western tradition, then the notion of guilt is foundational to your understanding of the gospel. Whether you are a Roman Catholic , a Protestant, or … More Overcoming The Gospel of Guilt
Rich people have one thing in common–an uncanny ability to ‘predict’ the future. They seem to know the next new thing to invest in, can anticipate market declines/crashes earlier than many others, and always appear to have more financial successes than failures. At least, that’s how it ‘seems’. But the acquisition of wealth is not … More The future and the art of Being rich
Christians have a special relationship with the future–a relationship that no other human has. What the Christian knows and understands about the future powerfully influences how they live in the present, which in turn, profoundly influences the ‘actual’ future they come to experience. As such, the Christian life is neither lived in the present, nor … More Living toward the future
The future, who can fathom it? I was directly challenged at the end of a recent management course, to answer the question ‘What is your preferred future?‘ Interestingly, I was participating in a Christian course in moral transformation at the time, and strangely enough encountered this same question. In both instances, the question represented a … More The future: Has Anyone thought to ask God?
It is a sobering experience to reflect on the plight of lost civilizations. Those once-great human empires whose disappearance from the face of the earth seems to be shrouded in mystery. Civilizations like the Khmer of Cambodia, the Mayans of South America, and the Mississippians of North America; sophisticated civilizations whose immense power and grandeur … More The lost truth of Christianity
In our modern world, we are led to believe all that we possess we ‘truly’ own. This notion of ownership is validated by contemporary dictionary definitions that define ownership as: the act, state, or right of possessing something. It seems if you possess it ‘you’ own it! Contemporary views on ownership are also freighted with … More The Myth of Ownership