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

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.

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.

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