Why ‘The Case for Christ’ is a ‘Must See’

The Case for Christ is a movie currently screening in cinemas and based on a multi-million-selling book of the same name. It tells the story of a former journalist from a large Chicago daily newspaper, Lee Strobel, who attempts to apply his professional skills to discrediting the newfound faith of his wife. Instead, he discovers that the evidence he examines is compelling proof of the Biblical account of Jesus. The ending is about as inevitable as the sinking of the boat in Titanic, so why is this dubbed by some as the best Christian film ever made? Continue reading

How to Combat the PC Virus

The public bullying of those expressing personal views is increasingly troublesome. Last week, Australian tennis great, Margaret Court, was pilloried for sharing an opinion, despite attacking no-one. It seems that the honour of individuals is becoming dependent on behaving in a manner dictated by others. It has become clear that freedom of speech is only acceptable for those who give the right speech. This incident highlights the need to consider how we, too, might respond when similarly attacked by the whims of the political correctness brigade. Continue reading

How to Love People Just Like Mum Does

Does a mother have a favourite child? It has been said that she does: whichever child needs her the most at any one time. Mums are experts at making the world seem to stop for a child as they zone in on their needs, make their world a better place and love them unconditionally. This is all while managing a household, a job, other kids, or countless other priorities. Those who say there is no such thing as multi-tasking, only switch-tasking, clearly haven’t met many mothers in full flight. Our mums actually teach us a few important principles for better care of people we love in just about any area of life. Continue reading

1917-2017: Leadership Lessons from the ‘Great War’

Recent growth in the ANZAC legend reached its peak with the 2015 centenary of the miscalculated Gallipoli landing of the First World War which claimed more than 11,000 members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It was later said that, had the outstanding Australian General, Sir John Monash, commanded all the allied troops, the war would have been won earlier. Australian contributions to success in this ‘Great War’ are often undersold, but the 100th anniversary of three key battles reveals some important leadership insights. Continue reading

Good News Again

Last week, I posted on the progressive de-Christianisation of Australia. The article was published in several places and drew extensive comment in one of these. Responses were polite and well-considered, but centred on the idea that we are now a post-Christian nation and that Christian values are optional in what has become a secular and multi-cultural society. Of course, that assessment involves a choice. Christianity has not really been tried and found wanting, though, it has mostly been untried. Here’s why faith built on a relationship with God, and not the imperfect religious forms that contain it, is still thoroughly believable and essential today. Continue reading

Good News Friday

This Easter, AFL football throws up its first Good Friday match, as a majority of patrons barely bat an eyelid over yet another de-Christianising change in society. Does it matter? This one amendment is itself hardly upsetting to many Christians, judging from the reactions. Perhaps this is a sign of how far we’ve come. The broader phenomenon of the erosion of Christian values is more disturbing when examined over time. Continue reading