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The Gospel According to Dan Brown

Apr 26, 2006

With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, translated into 44 languages, and a blockbuster film due out in mid-May, The Da Vinci Code has made Dan Brown a very wealthy man. But a whirlwind of controversy has surrounded his novel,

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A review of Socrates Meets Sartre. By Peter Kreeft.

Nov 14, 2005

Ignatius Press, 2005.

Existentialism was a leading expression of Western philosophy in the 20th century. And Jean-Paul Sartre was a major figure in the existentialist movement. His non-fiction was influential, but his fiction impacted millions.

A solid Christian introduction to

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A review of The Case for a Creator. By Lee Strobel.

Jan 17, 2005

Zondervan Publishing, 2004.

Lee Strobel is an investigative journalist and a former atheist. When he started digging into the truth claims of Christianity, he found the evidence compelling, and became a believer. His investigation into the reliability and truthfulness of

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A Closer look at Religion and Violence

Nov 25, 2004

Since Joseph Wakim of the Australian Arabic Council has given us a public lecture on what Christianity is meant to be about, perhaps I can return the favor and offer some comments on the nature of Islam. My main thesis

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A review of Socrates Meets Marx. By Peter Kreeft.

May 16, 2004

Ignatius, 2003.

Peter Kreeft is professional philosopher, a prolific author, and an avid Christian apologist. He has written a number of books using the Socratic method of dialogue and questioning to stimulate thought, correct fuzzy thinking, and challenge our unexamined

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Another Look at Jesus

Dec 25, 2003

Two years ago on this day the Herald Sun featured an opinion piece by Andrew Bolt entitled, “Even heathens can learn from a man who wasn’t the Son of God”. Given that this was Christmas Day, Mr Bolt’s piece was

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Reflections on Peter Singer

Dec 3, 2002

An interesting article/interview with Peter Singer appeared in the December 1 Sunday Age. Entitled, “In a softer light,” the sympathetic article tried to portray the bioethicist, animal libber and pro-abortionist as perhaps becoming a bit softer in his old

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Faith is Not Dead Yet

Dec 3, 2002

The Melbourne Age’s regular anti-religion writer, Pamela Bone has issued another salvo against faith. Entitled “The most dangerous force in the world,” (Nov. 30), the militant secularist again wages war against those who think differently than her. She undoubtedly believes

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