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

Can we spot the wolves in sheep’s clothing?
6 Sep 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, corruption, Four Temperaments
The Four Temperaments theory is a useful key to identifying scoundrels.

Is it time to consider the lily?
28 Aug 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: happiness, parenting, providence
Parenting tip #2 from a low-energy father.

3 parenting tips from a low-energy father
20 Aug 2018 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: communication, parenting, temperament
Part 1: assertive communication actually works!

Books for the social media age II: An unlikely choice from the Beat Generation
22 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Beat Generation, books, social media
A tip on detoxing from Jack Kerouac's The Dharma Bums.

Why you should watch Cobra Kai instead of The Last Jedi
9 May 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: Hero's Journey, Star Wars, The Karate Kid
How not to enrage your fan-base.

Sackcloth and ashes on Valentine’s Day
13 Feb 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: humility, love, penance
When secular and religious observances collide.

Cosmic Christmas symbolism in the sweltering Southern Hemisphere
8 Dec 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI, symbolism
The poetry of religious meaning.

Same-sex marriage and the service-provider state
1 Dec 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: autonomy, providence, same-sex marriage
Autonomy and authenticity are trending.

God writes straight with crooked lines
17 Nov 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: contemplation, providence, same-sex marriage
Divine providence and same-sex marriage.

American mass shootings: are more guns the answer?
10 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: gun control, mass shootings, Second Amendment
An Aussie perspective on the Second Amendment.

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