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Our Woeful Churches

Oct 18, 2018

Anyone who says Jesus was only about preaching a message soaked in happy, uplifting and positive vibes has clearly not read the four gospels. Everywhere in them we find Jesus speaking about hell and judgment to come more than anyone

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The Ongoing War on Christian Education

Oct 16, 2018

This is my third article on this topic in as many days. Why? Simple: the more I write on this, the more I encounter radicals who are hellbent on destroying Christian schools. But there is another reason sadly: so many

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Babies, Militants and the Media

Oct 13, 2018

Blue skies and plenty of sunshine – a great day to march for the babies again. The ninth annual March for the Babies in Melbourne just finished. Several thousand passionate and peaceful marchers – men and women, children, grandmothers and

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Out of Facebook Gulag – Again

Oct 12, 2018

I am now free from my month-long stint in the FB Gulag. This is getting to be all rather tedious and habitual, not just for me but for countless other conservatives and Christians. It keeps happening because FB is really

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The Death of Truth

Oct 11, 2018

Either truth is objective, universal, and independent of our personal opinions or it is not. If not, then it is no longer truth. For truth is that which exists above and beyond our preferences, tastes and desires. This is what

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Bible Study Helps: Paul

Oct 9, 2018

The Apostle Paul is a major figure in the New Testament. He is the author of 13 of the 29 books found in the New Testament. His importance cannot be overstated. His life and activities make up a major portion

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The Law and the Christian

Oct 8, 2018

One of the most contentious, hotly-debated, and notoriously difficult theological issues there is has to do with the relationship of the Old Testament law to New Testament believers. It is part of the even bigger discussion about law and grace

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Why the US Supreme Court Matters

Oct 7, 2018

Many non-Americans – and probably many Americans as well – likely do not understand all the fuss, intrigue and controversy that erupts when a justice for the Supreme Court is nominated. Recently there have been many heated political and ideological

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The Kavanaugh Confirmation

Oct 7, 2018

America has a new Supreme Court Justice, 53-year-old Brett Kavanaugh. The months’ long process culminated in a Senate 51-49 “cloture” vote on Friday. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican to vote against him, while West Virginia Democrat Joe

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Our Sickening Sexual Sewer

Oct 6, 2018

The greater something is the more it will be abused, twisted and assaulted. The greatest thing there is is the living God, and he sure receives his fair share of abuse. So too all his good gifts. One of his

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Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 8:18-22

Oct 5, 2018

Some folks consider this to be a difficult passage, mainly because they think it paints Jesus in such a bad light. Critics, non-Christians, and atheists especially will say that Jesus is being quite unloving, harsh, lacking in compassion and brusque

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Australian Idols

Sep 29, 2018

Today a decidedly religious experience will be experienced by millions of people. There is a shrine in Melbourne Australia dedicated to this event, and it will be cram-packed – perhaps with 100,000 people. And many millions will watch this religious

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C. S. Lewis on Equality

Sep 28, 2018

Great thinkers and writers often think and write about many great things – and a great many things. The noted Christian apologist and academic C. S. Lewis was one such person. Although he had his area of specialisation – English

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