Mark Powell

ABC = Anything (but) Biblical Christianity

24 November 2017 11:48 am

When it comes to reporting on religion, Julia Baird is a great example of what is wrong with the ABC,…

Political refugees seeking asylum

22 November 2017 7:26 am

For someone claiming that he has an exclusive hold on the high moral ground regarding ‘love,’ Peter Van Onselen certainly…

When is a person a person?

16 November 2017 2:05 pm

There is something deeply inconsistent that an otherwise excellent organisation such as White Ribbon which, campaigns so tirelessly regarding violence…

Dinosaurs and deplorables

8 November 2017 7:34 am

As a former state moderator of the Presbyterian Church, it was with a touch of sadness that I read a…

If love wins, we all lose

6 November 2017 7:33 am

All the way back in 1984 –- an ominous year in the literary world to be sure -– Tina Turner…

Should meek mean weak?

27 October 2017 12:11 pm

I’ve come to the conclusion that conservatives in Australia are just too nice. Which is why they lose. Every… single……

Mango, memes, millennials and the MSM

24 October 2017 7:23 am

I had a ‘delightful discovery’ of my own last week. And that is, young people today (i.e. millennials) understand what’s…

State-sanctioned suicide

23 October 2017 12:54 pm

James Merlino, Victoria’s Deputy Premier spectacularly crossed the floor last week to oppose his leader, Daniel Andrews, on the matter…

Mango and the “delightful discovery” of childhood sexual abuse

19 October 2017 2:21 pm

You know you’re getting old when your kids have to tell you what the different emojis really mean. You see,…

18c, weaponised

18 October 2017 7:25 am

Who can forget the Beaconsfield Mine Disaster of 2006? For two weeks, the entire nation was gripped with the rescue…

RIP, Mr Fairfax

13 October 2017 10:38 am

I really miss the Sydney Morning Herald. And I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I miss those halcyon days where…

Kinsey and Hef

10 October 2017 12:27 pm

A couple of weeks ago, the human face of the modern sexual revolution, Hugh Hefner died in the Playboy mansion…

Same-sex marriage and PVO and his army of straw men

2 October 2017 7:39 am

Peter Van Onselen is a timely reminder that the ‘academic aristocracy’ is alive well in our land. He recently tried…

Transgressing the Law

25 September 2017 7:25 am

Have you seen the old American TV cop show where Detective Joe Friday calms the person he is interviewing with…

Welcome to our new authoritarian ‘tolerance’

19 September 2017 7:26 am

If you ever wondered what life would look like under a Rainbow Regime, then just consider the following. Two years…

The ‘rape culture’ of Benjamin Law

13 September 2017 2:35 pm

There is nothing quite like the mention of ‘rape culture’ to send the Left into a paroxysm of rage. When one of their own commits this transgression…

The secular caliphate

12 September 2017 7:32 am

There has been a spate of articles lately putting forward the conservative case for same-sex marriage. Even our current Prime Minister, who has been described…

Gender dystopia

8 September 2017 3:30 pm

You know that we’ve reached a new nadir in Australian politics when in a recent interview Rob Sitch, one of…

Same-sex marriage and the “political advocacy” of the AMA

5 September 2017 7:31 am

Dr Pansy Lai, a practicing Sydney GP, who appeared on the Australian Christian Lobby’s advertisement for the “no” campaign last…

But it’s all about equality, right?

31 August 2017 7:28 am

We are in the middle of a storm of misinformation as the plebiscite on same-sex marriage draws near. Who do…

On the wrong side of history?

26 August 2017 9:00 am

No one wants to be on the wrong side of history. But without hindsight, it can be difficult to work…

After marriage equality, then what?

23 August 2017 12:46 pm

Much to my wife’s unease, I sat down with my four-year-old son the other day and watched The Wizard of Oz, which,…

Faith, family, violence and the ABC’s smears

3 August 2017 7:27 am

I grew up in a family that was, as they say, less than ideal. Not only was it a long…