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Hope in Hopeless Times

Sep 17, 2020

Hope and trust are needed in these difficult days:

Millions of people the world over have been wondering how long things will keep going the way they have been. It is not just a global virus, but various government responses

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Safeguards? What Safeguards?

Sep 16, 2020

There are no real safeguards when we legalise euthanasia:

When it comes to the issue of euthanasia, here is a truth you can bank on: the more the pro-death folks talk about how “safe” things will be because of all

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Further Reflections on the Current Crisis

Sep 15, 2020

2020 has been quite a year. Here are some reflections on the current state of play:

I here offer more thoughts on the corona crisis, especially on the rather nightmarish situations as found in Victoria and Queensland. Not only is

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Two Views of the State

Sep 13, 2020

We need a realistic and holistic view of civil government:

Christians are always to run with the total biblical message, and to proclaim the full counsel of God. They are not to pick and choose those bits of the Bible

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Yes We Should Hate Evil

Sep 12, 2020

Real love always discriminates between right and wrong, good and evil:

Plenty of Christians love to talk about love – and rightly so. It is a major attribute of God and is a major fruit of the Spirit, to be

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You’ve Been Chopped

Sep 11, 2020

There is a place for weeding out fake friends:

If you are into American cooking shows you will be familiar with my title. But no, I am not here going to talk about food or cooking contests. I am however

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A Faith That Makes a Difference

Sep 9, 2020

Real Christianity has always been about transforming our world – not just individual souls:

Christianity is a very practical faith. It of course offers eternal dividends for those who embrace it, but it also has very real implications for life

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Faith and Politics – Again

Sep 7, 2020

As always, some clear thinking on the matter of faith and politics is needed:

Discussions and debates about Christian political involvement will always be with us, and I will need to keep writing about this, as there always seems to

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For God’s Own Glory

Sep 4, 2020

Thoughts on the glory of God:

If we had to pick a major theme of biblical theology, it would be the glory of God. While we have all heard the Westminster Shorter Catechism on this so many times, it is

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Watchmen Missing In Action

Sep 3, 2020

Why are so few speaking out and standing up for what is right?

On the social media recently I suggested that concerned individuals write to the three MPs who had helped to pass a terrible bill in Victoria. I urged

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Is This Really Australia?

Sep 3, 2020

What a dark day for Australia:

Although I have only lived in Australia for a bit over three decades, I think I feel the same way most home-grown Aussies must feel. So many of them are now asking the question:

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This Is How Democracy Dies

Sep 2, 2020

Victoria has yet again been subject to another grievous assault by dictatorial thugs:

At 2 in the morning a handful of politicians applauded the passing of a bill to give an authoritarian ruler even more draconian powers for even longer.

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The End of History

Sep 1, 2020

Be comforted; human history is something God is in control of:

History is going somewhere. For the Christian, we believe God is not aloof or out of touch with the affairs of men but is actively involved in them. And

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