Zac Alstin

Zac Alstin is a writer, editor and stay-at-home dad to two marvellous children, in Adelaide, South Australia.

His hobbies include martial arts, making things at home, and contemplating the underlying nature of reality itself.

Being by turns contrarian and irenic, Zac has spent far too much time, or maybe not enough, both looking for answers and progressively discarding them.

Zac is Associate Editor of MercatorNet. He also blogs at

Climate children: encouraging idealism without fear and anger
18 Jun 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, education, idealism
Can we indoctrinate hopefulness?

Criminalising cowardice: the ethics of school shootings
13 Jun 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: gun control, mass shootings, virtue
Do officers have a duty to save students?

The sacking of Israel Folau: can you see the good in it?
22 May 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: persecution, providence, same-sex marriage
Pessimism is bad for faith.

Is ‘Avengers’ America’s Iliad?
15 May 2019 | POPCORN |  
tags: Homer, Marvel Cinematic Universe, superheroes
Marvel resurrects the epic genre.

Aren’t we all a bunch of snowflakes?
9 May 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: election, Millennials, social media
Politics in the age of authenticity.

Happy International Day, Batman!
2 May 2019 | POPCORN |  
tags: Batman, morality, superheroes
Or should I wish you a Dark and Brooding one instead?

Will comparative religion save the world?
4 Apr 2019 | ABOVE |  
tags: Camille Paglia, religious pluralism, secular humanism
Relearning religion in a secular humanist age.

Empty your cup
26 Mar 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, happiness, philosophy
A surprising side-effect of cleaning house.

Thus spake Jordan Peterson
26 Feb 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: psychology, self-help, YouTube
Wherefore the global stardom of an obscure Canadian professor?

‘Often in error, never in doubt’: How the internet is driving the fractionalisation of society
8 Oct 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: opinion, Pope Francis, relativism, Star Wars
Relativism in practice.

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