Akos Balogh

About 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.
12 12, 2019

What Airport Security Teaches Us About The “Secular” Public Square

By |2019-12-06T14:43:53+11:00December 12th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Faith, Freedom, Identity Politics|0 Comments

You can’t board an aircraft without going through airport security. Everyone and everything that enters the plane is screened. Your luggage. Your backpack. Even you. Nothing gets through without security’s permission. They’re the gatekeepers. Now airport security is a powerful metaphor for understanding how our ...read more

3 12, 2019

Should a Secular Court Decide if Izzy Folau is a Christian?

By |2019-12-02T11:49:17+11:00December 3rd, 2019|Australia, Authors, Fairness & Justice, Faith, Freedom, Identity Politics|0 Comments

Should a secular court have the power to decide if Izzy Folau is Christian? That’s what may happen if the Federal government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill – to have been tabled in Parliament last week – becomes law [UPDATE: it will be delayed until 2020]. ...read more

20 11, 2019

Why the Atheists Are Right About Religious Discrimination in Australia

By |2019-11-18T18:54:28+11:00November 20th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Fairness & Justice, Faith, Freedom, Prayer|0 Comments

Are the majority of Atheists and other non-religious Aussies right when it comes to religious discrimination in Australia? In the ABC’s ‘Australia Talks’ survey, involving 54,000 people from across Australian society, people were asked about the prevalence of religious discrimination in Australia. And when it ...read more

14 11, 2019

What Does It Mean To Live In A ‘Post-Truth’ Culture?

By |2019-11-11T22:29:33+11:00November 14th, 2019|Authors, Identity Politics, World|1 Comment

Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016. Along with his Twitter feed, a number of new words entered mainstream discourse: ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, and ‘post-truth’. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionaries selected ‘post-truth’ as 2016’s Word of the Year. Christian ...read more

13 10, 2019

The Big Mistake Secular People Make About Religious Discrimination

By |2019-10-09T23:05:20+11:00October 13th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Fairness & Justice, Faith, Freedom|3 Comments

There’s a big mistake many secular people make about religious discrimination. It’s a mistake I’ve seen repeated many times. Even by (or especially by) educated secular commentators. This mistake is a fairly recent one. But it’s impact is serious: it’s corroding religious freedom in Australia. ...read more

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