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The Queen, Crises, and Christ

Apr 6, 2020

The Royal Family in times of crisis gives us a very faint picture of the Easter message:

With Easter once again upon us, it is worth reflecting on a few matters in this time of crisis, and look at another

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Genuine Knowledge of God

Apr 3, 2020

Now more than ever we need real knowledge of God and his purposes:

We always need to keep our focus on the living God – especially in turbulent times like now. If we lose sight of God, we will allow

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Lloyd-Jones and Our Riches in Christ

Apr 2, 2020

Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Ephesians 2:

To be really accurate I should title this piece ‘The Apostle Paul and Our Riches in Christ’ for that is what it is really all about. Yes, I will utilise the great Welsh preacher Martyn

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Closing Churches During the Corona Crisis

Apr 1, 2020

What are we to make of forced church closures during this time?

Plenty of changes are happening with COVID-19. One of them is the forced closure of so many churches in the West. Some pastors are defying government orders and

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Which Gospel?

Mar 31, 2020

The contrast between the real gospel and a false gospel could not be greater:

The Apostle Paul told us what he thought about those who preach another gospel, and not the real gospel. In Galatians 1:8 he gives us a

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The Death of Death: An Antidote to Atheism

Mar 29, 2020

Christianity offers us everything during this time of crisis – atheism offers us nothing:

While I was out for a walk this morning, I prayed about what I might next write on, and various ideas converged. The weather itself was

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Crisis, Corona and Christophobia

Mar 28, 2020

Christophobia is alive and well in times of crisis:

It never takes much for the Christophobes to come out of the woodwork. Any excuse will do actually. And it is not just today’s progressives who carefully follow the maxim, ‘Never

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Crisis, Christianity, and Compassion

Mar 27, 2020

Mass crises have struck us before, and we need to learn from history how Christians have responded:

In dark times, the light of Christ is meant to shine the most. In this present corona crisis it is hoped that individual

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Corona, Crisis, and Health Care

Mar 26, 2020

It is too easy to let mere utilitarian concerns determine how people get medical treatment in a time of crisis:

We live in a finite world with finite resources, so often there may need to be some rationing or prioritising

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Occupy Till He Comes

Mar 25, 2020

In a sense we Christians carry on as normal, even in a time of crisis:

The other day I wrote a piece about no more business as usual. In it I mainly had in mind two broad concerns: One, that

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Faith in a Time of Crisis

Mar 23, 2020

The corona crisis is revealing what sort of faith we have – if any:

There is nothing like a major crisis to show us what we are made of. And for the Christian, there is nothing like a major crisis

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No More Business As Usual?

Mar 21, 2020

The most important thing is to let God change us during this time of crisis:

It seems we have heard these words before: “The world is now forever changed.” “There can be no more business as usual.” “There is no

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Plagues, Panic and Providence

Mar 20, 2020

Both biblical and secular history can be of great help in times of crisis:

As always, having an understanding of history can be extremely helpful, especially in dark times. Understanding that our current situation is not all that unique, and

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Western Tyranny In Action

Mar 18, 2020

Tyrannical governments are now being supplemented by tyrannical media giants:

The ability to control information and the flow of information as much as possible is the hallmark of a fascist regime. All totalitarians seek to determine what information is available.

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‘Will He Find Faith?’

Mar 17, 2020

Do God’s people really have faith, especially in times of crisis?

In the Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18:1-8 Jesus finishes with these words: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”. In the

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Coronavirus, Christianity, History and Faith

Mar 14, 2020

Here are some spiritual and historical considerations to keep in mind during these turbulent times:

With Coronavirus occupying everyone’s attention (and you know it is serious when most folk’s favourite sporting events are being cancelled), the Christian has a unique

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