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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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Truth-Speaking: Getting the Right Mix

Feb 26, 2001

Much of the Christian life involves getting the right balance. Heresies in the church usually arise when we over-emphasise a certain doctrine or teaching, resulting in imbalance. Those involved in teaching and leadership always need to get the right mix.

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The Crisis of Truth

Feb 24, 2001

The first line of Carl F. H. Henry’s six-volume, 3,000 page work, God, Revelation and Authority says this: “No fact of contemporary Western life is more evident than its growing distrust of final truth and its implacable questioning of any

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Character and Public Life

Jul 4, 1998

Although Australia is in many ways a thoroughly secular nation, it is interesting to note how biblical literacy comes to the fore when issues of morality and public office are raised. When a public figure is engulfed in a moral

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You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Feb 1, 1997

Several recent newspaper articles underscore the intellectual confusion that is so rampant in our society. Writing in the Melbourne Herald Sun, for example, a staff writer, Ms Helen Elliott, offered an article entitled, “Men who die of shame”. One

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