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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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Faith and Politics in a Fallen World

Jun 26, 2010

Plenty of people have become quite cynical about politics in general and the Labor Party in particular after a small cabal of political assassins deposed one Prime Minister and installed another. This coup d’etat was as ruthless as it was

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Faith and Politics. Part 1.

Oct 17, 2006

The recent declaration by Labor MP and aspiring leader/PM Kevin Rudd that the left side of politics needs to capture the Christian vote, and that it is not the sole domain of the right, raises a number of issues.

I

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Faith and Politics. Part 2.

Oct 17, 2006

Social Justice Concerns

A bit more needs to be said about the left’s insistence that they alone are the real champions of social justice. Rudd in particular and the left in general make much of the idea that we need

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Faith, Leadership and Politics

Aug 9, 2007

In Canberra several hundred Christian leaders had the opportunity to hear and interact with the leaders of the two main political parties. Both Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd were allowed to address the audience with a

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Culture Wars and the Wheat and the Tares

Dec 8, 2020

Divisions are clearly showing up both within churches and within politics:

I have said it before: sometimes the best thing about the wars that we find ourselves in is you can clearly determine who is your friend and who is

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Children, Education, and the Future of the West

Nov 11, 2020

Schools today are more about indoctrination than education:

That so much of modern Western education – from kindergarten through to the universities – is becoming increasingly a hotbed for radical left indoctrination and propaganda is something I and others have

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Political Differences and Christian Unity

Nov 8, 2020

How far should believers go in maintaining fellowship?

When there are serious differences on serious issues, how much should Christians attempt to strive for unity? Let me preface this question by saying that each day I look for any connections

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Stand Back and Get the Big Picture

Nov 7, 2020

As to the US elections, we desperately need God’s perspective on what is happening:

Politics is important. But the biblical Christian knows that God is more important. He knows a number of related truths as well: God is sovereign; God

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Christianity, Trump, and the White House

Oct 29, 2020

Why Christians need to support Trump:

America will soon determine who will be its next president. Debate still rages amongst the voters at large, and also amongst the Christian community. Whereas in times past such a stark decision facing the

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Evangelicals and Trump

Oct 24, 2020

Some thoughts on John Piper’s views on the US election:

Those who have followed me over the years know that I wrote quite a lot about Trump during the 2016 presidential cycle. Back then I and millions of other Christian

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Elections and Christian Responsibility

Oct 11, 2020

It is vital for believers to vote wisely in these four upcoming elections:

I hope that most folks – especially most Christians – are aware that there are four quite important elections coming up real soon. At the very least,

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Emergencies, Big Government, and Freedom

Apr 5, 2020

We should all keep asking hard questions about what the state is doing during times of emergency:

I, like many others concerned about affirming freedom in a time of crisis, am going through my own Jordan Peterson moments right now.

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