KYRGIOS’ TOP OPPONENT

I am not a sports person. Despite having the rules of many games- cricket, basketball, and soccer explained to me several times, I am still profoundly confused about how it all works. Although I have teams, I support due to my family’s allegiances, I have hardly watched any games. However, once a year, tennis consumes my life. Each year, I tune into the Australian Open, … Continue reading KYRGIOS’ TOP OPPONENT

POLITICAL INSTABILITY- IS GOD TO BLAME?

TUMULTUOUS TIMES On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Many people did not think that Trump would reach the presidency, and once he did, most, including myself, felt that it would quickly result in catastrophe. As President Trump settled into the office, I gradually calmed. Still, when one looks at the political situation and escalating tensions created … Continue reading POLITICAL INSTABILITY- IS GOD TO BLAME?

THE THEOLOGY OF KAREN

Introduction For decades now, poor retail workers and minimum wage fast food employees have suffered at the hands of an elusive yet pervasive antagonist that has gone unnamed for years. As if on the tip of our culture’s tongue, finally the word for this unnamed enemy resounded across the internet: Karen. These women who we’d all encountered but never had a label for could finally … Continue reading THE THEOLOGY OF KAREN

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE IMAGE OF GOD

It sounds like the beginning to a bad joke. What do you get when Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley take a Swedish holiday? Apparently, you get a literary masterpiece. A competition between the three Romantic authors sparked the creation of the well-known classic, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, the winner of this auspicious competition was just eighteen years old when the gothic horror was … Continue reading FRANKENSTEIN AND THE IMAGE OF GOD

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