There have always been growth areas – areas in which some service or industry booms and a lot of money is made. Think of the self-storage business for example, or more recently, tattoo-removalists. Another such new boom industry is
Everyone talks about freedom but often it is not thought through very carefully. It is a tremendous good, if properly understood and rightly made use of. But if not, it can be a real trap and lead to some very
One is hard pressed nowadays to find any acknowledgments of the vital role which Christianity has played in the rise of the West in general, and the rise of Australia in particular. One can rightly argue
Theology matters, and it matters greatly. In the past many believers were willing to even give their own lives in the defence of biblical orthodoxy. Today few believers would be willing to do so. Indeed, few would know
OK, in what has now become an irregular series, with an admittedly odd number of titles, here is another list of some recent books on theology and related topics which I have been reading of late. Some of these titles
Let me offer a few introductory thoughts first: Perhaps the two main considerations folks might have as to whether or not they buy this commentary are these: Do I have enough money, and do I have enough shelf
Most of us know about the great English preacher Charles Spurgeon. But many may not know of the incredible woman who stood with him. As the saying goes, “Behind every great man is a great woman”. We cannot
The classroom has now become a battle ground. The school system that most of us went to decades ago is no longer recognisable, because the radical takeover of Western education is now nearly complete. The biggest winners in
Robert Spencer is a leading authority on Islam and the challenges and risks it poses to the free West – and the rest of the world. He has written numerous important volumes on Islam, creeping sharia, and
What a difference a generation makes. When it comes to buying new commentaries, some might ask: Why bother? Are not the older ones sufficient? Well, yes and no. Older commentaries are still vital in any careful study of
The fight for truth, for faith, for morality, for humanity, and for civilisation is perennial. That is because the enemies of these things are ever at work, ever seeking to undermine and destroy that which they hate. Because the permanent
The newest volume in the excellent Pillar New Testament Commentary series is another first-rate effort. The American New Testament professor has already done a very good commentary on 1-3 John (BECNT, 2008). His newest commentary adds to a
What, Christians denying Christ? Isn’t that a sort of an oxymoron? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? Are not Christians supposed to always affirm, obey and submit to Christ? How can you claim to be a Christian and deny Christ?
There is no more important question that any of us can ask than this: Do I have a real knowledge of God? This means not just head knowledge, but personal, heart-felt knowledge based on a relationship with the living God.
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
OK, another post about books, reading and theology. There goes 95 per cent of my potential reading audience. But for the 5 per cent of you still here, you might find this of some use. If you like to read,
The subject of ethics from a Christian perspective is very important indeed. It often can be wrongly presented, so it is appropriate that someone like Wayne Grudem tackles this topic. The veteran American theologian is well qualified to
Millions of Western Christians are fully focused on living the good life and getting more stuff. Their chief goal and driving passion seems to be bigger homes, more cars, even more European vacations, a terrific self-image, and a problem-free life.
In this extremely valuable and superbly researched volume everything you wanted to know about social science research and the issue of homosexual parenting can be found. Research on this topic is relatively new, for the simple reason