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C. S. Lewis on Love (Rightly Considered)

Feb 22, 2017

Writing an article about what the great Christian thinker, writer and apologist C. S. Lewis had to say about the issue of love is a rather foolhardy endeavour. Lewis wrote heaps on the topic, including his 1960 masterpiece, The Four

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I am Praying for Milo

Feb 21, 2017

I just finished saying elsewhere that I have written three articles on the controversial conservative, homosexual firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos thus far, and I don’t intend on doing any more. OK, so I have had a change of heart. The main

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Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 24:36

Feb 21, 2017

This passage can seem to be rather jarring. That is, it does not appear to fit in with what we know about basic Christian teaching. The passage in question, Matthew 24:36, has Jesus saying this: “But about that day or

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On Homosexual Conservatism

Feb 19, 2017

We increasingly find the homosexual movement hopping into bed with the conservative movement. Some conservatives think that this is a good thing. I am not so sure. While it is good to have conservative allies of various stripes, are we

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Michael Novak, RIP

Feb 18, 2017

One of the most prolific, influential and important social commentators of recent times has just passed away at the age of 83. Michael Novak was a key Catholic thinker who wrote copiously on economic, political, social, ethical and theological themes.

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Going Back To Egypt

Feb 16, 2017

I am rereading the book of Numbers. As the title implies, there are a lot of numbers found here – lists of Israelite tribes and census enumerations for example. There are also portions of the law being given. But there

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God and Niceness

Feb 10, 2017

In an age where mankind reigns supreme, and God – if he is thought to exist at all – is merely an appendage to us and our whims, the biblical gospel is very easily and so often dumbed down into

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You Always Hurt the One You Love

Feb 8, 2017

In the midst of a busy speaking schedule in Brisbane my wife and I managed to have some time out for brunch. As we enjoyed our meal near the beach, over the sound system they played an old John Lennon

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On Offering Correction

Feb 4, 2017

This is another article basically for Christians only, and as with so many of these pieces, one directed at myself just as much as at others. It has to do with correcting others, especially publically. Now that in itself is

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Some Sanity on the US Entry Restrictions

Feb 2, 2017

The lunar left has gone ballistic over the recent executive order of the Trump administration to restrict in very limited ways various arrivals into the US. You would have thought that he bombed Mecca, declared Islam to be a verboten

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Grand Slams, Greatness, Glory and God

Jan 30, 2017

Tennis fans no doubt will know what I am referring to here, at least with my first three Gs. They would know all about the record-breaking events of the past two weeks at the Australian Open, culminating in the amazing

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Should Christians Tithe?

Jan 28, 2017

I get asked this question every so often, so it may be time to do an article on this. I have hesitated up until now for the simple reason that this is another one of those issues which, unfortunately, some

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