PERSONALITY PANDEMIC

Narcissism In 1979, Christopher Lasch eerily predicted the reality we now find ourselves in. He wrote that the “proliferation of visual and auditory images in a ‘Society of Spectacle’… encouraged a similar kind of preoccupation with self.” Lasch observed that people were responding to others as though “…their actions were simultaneously transmitted to an unseen audience or stored up for close scrutiny…”. Twenty years before … Continue reading PERSONALITY PANDEMIC

JUSTICE AND MERCY: A TALE OF TWO PROPHETS

How do we synthesise two prophetic messages in Scripture, given at the exact same time to the exact same people, that appear to be not just different but contradictory? One prophet seems entirely focused on putting an end to evil and suffering and seeing swift justice, whilst the other desperately pleads for leniency and more time before the inevitable judgment. Which view is correct or … Continue reading JUSTICE AND MERCY: A TALE OF TWO PROPHETS

Do it yourself religion?

“How can I live a better life?” This theme had dominated my priorities since getting to know God. I could see how a healthy life, utilizing advice on psychology, diet and work, among other things provided in the Bible, had benefited my friends, mentors and many throughout history. I wanted this for myself. I wanted a clear mind, I wanted energy, I wanted diligence in … Continue reading Do it yourself religion?

NIKOLA TESLA- THE INVENTOR TIME FORGOT

The ship pulls into port and a man full of world-changing ideas steps into New York. The year is 1884, and Nikola Tesla has left Serbia to chase opportunity. His past is not perfect- he never graduated from university and he has cut off his family to ensure they never find out, he has suffered a nervous breakdown and, to many around him, seems completely … Continue reading NIKOLA TESLA- THE INVENTOR TIME FORGOT

THE CORONAVIRUS PARADOX

I think I’ve given up on FaceBook. Probably not permanently, but definitely until I can open up the app without having literally all of my feed be about the Coronavirus. From the toilet paper crisis, to the impending and inevitable spread of the virus across Australia, I’m honestly exhausted by the constant news cycle, and frankly even the memes that attempt to lift spirits during … Continue reading THE CORONAVIRUS PARADOX

VEGGIETALES DID NOT PREPARE ME FOR THIS

One of my favourite things to do on a Sabbath afternoon was sitting on the couch and watching Veggietales for four hours with my siblings, this in turn, drove my parents up the wall as we only had three Veggietales VHSs. However, that did not stop my sister and I from binge watching “Josh and the Big Wall” over and over and over and over … Continue reading VEGGIETALES DID NOT PREPARE ME FOR THIS