From the December, 2004 issue of Touchstone
culture Speaking Out Down Under by David J. Palmer

Speaking Out Down Under

Divided Christians in Australia Are Engaged in a Culture War of Their Own

by David J. Palmer

Judging by Australia’s success at the recent Olympic Games, especially when measured by medals per million head of population—there are 20 million of us—it might appear that we have an overwhelming obsession with sport. Unfortunately for many Australians, this is true, but not surprising given the inordinate amount of state funding for Olympic sports bodies as well as the abundance of open space and sunshine.

However, our athletic success cannot disguise the significant differences within Australian society. This year, Australian Christians found themselves divid . . .


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