James Jeffery

James Jeffery is a trainee Presbyterian minister from Sydney with a passion to see Christian Values restored in our society. James grew up in South West Rocks, rural NSW, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. He is now pursuing tertiary studies in theology.

Articles by James Jeffery

  • 26 April 2022

    4.1 MINS

    Social media can present powerful temptations. Let us be aware of the potential pitfalls and do our best to avoid them, using social media as a force for good, not evil. Social media is a powerful weapon. Like all weapons, it can be used for [...]

  • 5 April 2022

    4.4 MINS

    Natural disasters remind us that we live in a fallen world, and that we are not in complete control of our lives or our environment. We can accept them as a call to repentance and prayer, trusting in God to provide for us as we [...]

  • 30 March 2022

    2.9 MINS

    From the perspective of Christian pastors, to psychologists and medical professionals, here are some excellent videos to watch on the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to respond to it with faith and reason. A while back, I published a piece outlining Five Books [...]

  • 23 March 2022

    3.4 MINS

    Social media has allowed us to keep in touch with friends and family across the globe, discover new information and meet people with similar interests. But at what price? Let us safeguard our souls while navigating this virtual world. Social media has unquestionably transformed the [...]

  • 10 March 2022

    3.3 MINS

    Vale Shane Warne. The passing of Australia's most iconic cricketer is a reminder for all Australians that death and eternity are sober and glorious realities that all of us will eventually face. Death. It’s something that makes us deeply uncomfortable. If death were just an [...]

  • 6 January 2022

    5.5 MINS

    Here are books by doctors, economists, psychiatrists and a journalist on the COVID-19 pandemic, governmental responses, and the general state of fear across nations. Their variety of perspectives lends rich insight into our current global crisis that is stalling economies, destroying livelihoods and ravaging communities. [...]

  • 15 July 2021

    2 MINS

    Most Australians have never lived under an authoritarian dictatorship, and therefore we are largely ignorant of how quickly circumstances can descend. It was the great Russian novelist Alexander Solzenitsyn who resolutely warned against this kind of wishful thinking. In Live Not By Lies, Rod Dreher [...]

  • 14 July 2021

    2.6 MINS

    When it comes to lockdowns, Christians are divided. On one side, it is argued that lockdowns are the obvious way to love one’s neighbour, as they prevent transmission of the virus. Indeed, various studies have shown that lockdowns do curb transmission not only of COVID-19, [...]

  • 13 July 2021

    2 MINS

    American historian Daniel J. Boorstin once said that “the greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.” These words ring particularly true when we consider the behaviour of the pharmaceutical industry, or ‘Big Pharma’. Over the past two years, two [...]

  • 7 July 2021

    5.6 MINS

    One of the more disturbing features of modern society is the practice of crony capitalism: ‘a capitalist society that is based on the close relationships between business people and the state’. An obvious consequence of crony capitalism is that products and services which are not [...]