What is behind the proposed “hate speech” laws, and why do they matter?
The idea (commonly) that religious viewpoints should be excluded from civil affairs or public education. How do we get a Christian voice heard in the public square?
Racism, police brutality, American politics, President Trump, MAGA caps, Christianity – and Aotearoa
Amidst all the rancour and toxicity issuing from a troubled USA, some questions to ponder and discuss. And some suggested responses…
WEA Joins National Association of Evangelicals in Lamenting Racial Injustice, Calling for Prayer amid Recent Turmoil
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) joins the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), its national member body in the United States, in lamenting the recent killing of a black unarmed man at the hands of a white police officer.
Last weekend there was a very disturbing illustration of that. A talkback radio host on Newstalk ZB expressed the desire that all religious people in New Zealand should meet together and catch COVID-19 and then die from it, so that “we won’t ever have to hear from them ever again”.
Who am I, really? Who defines me? Is it what I am or who I am that counts? What is ‘identity politics’ and how does it affect how I view myself – and others?
A recent NZ survey about trust and distrust of different religions in the aftermath of the 15 March terrorist attacks suggested “evangelicals” are the least trusted group. Dr Stuart Lange comments on the survey, and the probable reasons for its findings.