The Necessity of Guilt

Guilt is one of those feelings that no one likes and the modern man truly fears. It alone has the power to destroy each and every aspect of happiness. Nothing reduces our own value in our own eyes quite like guilt does. There may be many uncomfortable, unwelcome and sad feelings, but were I to…


"The European Union arose on an economic foundation, and it turns out that even this is not a solid base. Cultural identity has been neglected." - Gunter Grass

To Brexit or Bremain?

The European Union (EU) needs no introductions – it is the largest and most integrated system of political and economic cooperation ever implemented. It currently has 28 members and a joint population of around 508 million citizens. The EU originated as an antidote for extreme nationalism. Europe has been through many wars and it was…


“A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart until the day you die.” -Mary Mason

Abortion – What It Is and What It Isn’t

Whenever I listen in to a debate on abortions, I cringe. Nearly every debate gets quite emotional quickly and arguments used are typically insufficient to fully justify a given stance. It makes me wonder whether the individuals involved in these debates have really given the matter enough thought? What about the wider population? I see images and…


“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life." - John 12:23

The True Joy of Easter

Easter is the time of the year when Christians remember and celebrate the crucifixion, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The festival itself is, like many Christian traditions, rooted in pagan customs and therefore associated with pagan religions. Easter specifically took its name from Eostre, a Germanic goddess whose name can be translated…


“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” ― Garrison Keillor

The Difference Between Faith and Religion

During the past few months we’ve witnessed unprecedented changes in the world and especially in Europe, where a deadly terror attack on Paris took place. While such an event was surely forecasted by many who pointed out the fatal control flaws in EU immigration control (click to see my previous article on ‘refugee’ crisis), many…


Immigrants taking a selfie after reaching shores of Greece.

Floodgates Open: Europe’s Immigration Crisis

Europe has seen an unprecedented influx of immigrants this year. It is estimated that approximately 330,000 immigrants arrived in Europe since the beginning of the year and other sources quote the number of asylum applications in Germany alone between 800,000 and 1 million. The vast majority of these immigrants are supposedly coming from Syria, using…


In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...

What the Creation Tells Us About the Creator

Those of you who watched the highly rated movie Interstellar, might recall a scene where the main character, a space ship pilot, asks a scientist what is a wormhole. The scientist picks up a piece of paper, draws two points on the opposite sides of the paper, then folds it and uses a pen to punch through the…


A gay parade in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Ugly Head of Equality: Homosexuality

One of the key values that the Bible teaches is equality of all human beings. And not just your average superficial, judicial equality which is the result of legislation being proposed and accepted.. The biblical notion of equality runs deep and has, at its heart, the ideas of purposeful creation, complementary design and laser sharp…


Disbelief is not entirely rational.

Comfort, Inertia and Disbelief

I had a number of robust, faith related discussions with several atheists and agnostics recently. I enjoy exchanging opinions, views and arguments and since I have a lot of information to back my views up, I can get the point across fairly easily. This is not to say that these discussions are short – quite…


The Big All or Nothing – Trusting God with Our Lives

One of the most fundamental concepts in finance is the concept of portfolio diversification which explains why investments should be spread across several asset types. The manager overseeing a portfolio of financial assets such as stocks will invest in a number of companies instead of purchasing stock of a single company. The reason for this is…


Islam will dominate the world freedom can go to hell

Islam: We Came, We Saw, God Won

It was September 11, 1683 and Vienna was nearing its demise after a two month siege by the Ottoman Empire forces. The Ottomans have been at war with the Habsburg dynasty for nearly 300 years and the turning point of the struggle between Christendom and the Muslim invaders finally arrived. During the battle of Vienna…


Achieving Work Life Balance

Work can be defined as ‘exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labour; toil’, it can also mean a career, an ‘employment, as in some form of industry, especially as a means of earning one’s livelihood’. There are many more definitions of work out there and each of them will contain an element of truth in relation to what work…