Akos Balogh

Akos Balogh is the CEO of The Gospel Coalition Australia. He is married to Sarah, with three children. Akos was born in Budapest, and was blessed to be able to come to Australia as a refugee in 1981. He came to faith in late high school, through the influence of friends, family, and school Scripture. He went on to study Aerospace Engineering at UNSW, before working in the RAAF for five years. After completing his B. Div. from Moore Theological college, he then had the joy of serving with AFES for six years, at Southern Cross University in Lismore. Akos serves an elder at Southern Cross Presbyterian Church, also in Lismore, and blogs weekly at akosbalogh.com. You can reach him on Twitter via @akosbaloghcom.

Articles by Akos Balogh

  • 12 August 2022

    3.7 MINS

    Secular attempts to force inclusivity upon everyone are anything but inclusive. Why is this so? Let us examine the underlying assumptions of this totalitarian worldview. Inclusivity has become a hot topic of conversation since the Manly Sea Eagles Pride Jersey Saga. The Manly NRL club [...]

  • 29 July 2022

    4.2 MINS

    As Christians, we are called to love every human, created in the image of God. We respect each person's inherent dignity. But that does not mean we must be forced to affirm their behaviour. Could the Manly Sea Eagles have chosen an even more inclusive [...]

  • 22 July 2022

    2.9 MINS

    The National Church Life Survey reveals some fascinating insights into what Australians really think about Jesus, Christianity, Christians and churches. What do non-Christian Australians think of the Church? What do they think of Jesus? What do they think of Christians? If you listen to much [...]

  • 7 July 2022

    4.4 MINS

    Many who deride Christianity fail to see that the moral underpinnings of Western society rely on the Gospel, and a post-Christian society may not be palatable to them either. They are cutting off the branch on which they sit. The West is becoming post-Christian. Fewer [...]

  • 30 June 2022

    4.6 MINS

    Even as we rejoice that the Roe v Wade regime is over, we must remember to treat those in favour of abortion with kindness, and continue to do what we can to establish a culture of life. 'The Constitution does not confer a right to [...]

  • 16 June 2022

    3.9 MINS

    Human beings are not self-referential creatures. We have an innate desire for something transcendent, a reference point beyond ourselves. We are made for God. ‘Your days are numbered, Maverick. Your kind is heading for extinction.’ So said a US Admiral (played by actor Ed Harris) [...]

  • 13 June 2022

    5.1 MINS

    The modern attempt to situate all meaning in the self has led to an increase in anxiety and depression, along with a decline in resilience. Instead of basing our identity on God, we look elsewhere for our purpose and are inevitably disappointed. We’re the first [...]

  • 30 May 2022

    0.9 MINS

    If you are uncertain about the need for Australian legislation protecting the basic human right to freedom of religion, or perplexed about the paralysis of the Religious Discrimination Bill, tune in to these fantastic bite-sized videos with clear explanations about our current situation. Religious freedom [...]

  • 25 May 2022

    5.2 MINS

    The recognition that, despite our innate differences, all human beings are equal in dignity, is an idea peculiar to Christianity, which laid the groundwork for modern democracy. Australia elected a new Prime Minister on Saturday night, namely Labor’s Anthony Albanese. While the election went smoothly, [...]

  • 16 May 2022

    4.9 MINS

    Amid the scrum of earthly politics, let us keep our eyes fixed on Heaven, remembering that although governments are important, they are not the ultimate solution to all our problems. Let us be thankful for our democracy, though it may entail a messy process; and [...]