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Rainbow Repression: We Told You So

Oct 20, 2018

Evidently it is not good form to rub it in and say things like ‘we told you so’. But, well, we DID tell you so. I and others repeatedly sought to alert people to this. We warned you for years.

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Our Woeful Churches

Oct 18, 2018

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

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The Ongoing War on Christian Education

Oct 16, 2018

This is my third article on this topic in as many days. Why? Simple: the more I write on this, the more I encounter radicals who are hellbent on destroying Christian schools. But there is another reason sadly: so many

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Out of Facebook Gulag – Again

Oct 12, 2018

I am now free from my month-long stint in the FB Gulag. This is getting to be all rather tedious and habitual, not just for me but for countless other conservatives and Christians. It keeps happening because FB is really

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Bible Study Helps: Paul

Oct 9, 2018

The Apostle Paul is a major figure in the New Testament. He is the author of 13 of the 29 books found in the New Testament. His importance cannot be overstated. His life and activities make up a major portion

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The Law and the Christian

Oct 8, 2018

One of the most contentious, hotly-debated, and notoriously difficult theological issues there is has to do with the relationship of the Old Testament law to New Testament believers. It is part of the even bigger discussion about law and grace

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Our Sickening Sexual Sewer

Oct 6, 2018

The greater something is the more it will be abused, twisted and assaulted. The greatest thing there is is the living God, and he sure receives his fair share of abuse. So too all his good gifts. One of his

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Difficult Bible Passages: Matthew 8:18-22

Oct 5, 2018

Some folks consider this to be a difficult passage, mainly because they think it paints Jesus in such a bad light. Critics, non-Christians, and atheists especially will say that Jesus is being quite unloving, harsh, lacking in compassion and brusque

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Australian Idols

Sep 29, 2018

Today a decidedly religious experience will be experienced by millions of people. There is a shrine in Melbourne Australia dedicated to this event, and it will be cram-packed – perhaps with 100,000 people. And many millions will watch this religious

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C. S. Lewis on Equality

Sep 28, 2018

Great thinkers and writers often think and write about many great things – and a great many things. The noted Christian apologist and academic C. S. Lewis was one such person. Although he had his area of specialisation – English

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Bible Study Helps: John and Acts

Sep 26, 2018

These two books complete the narrative portion of the New Testament. The rest of the NT is composed of various epistles and writings. While I might properly have grouped Luke and Acts together (as they share the same author), I

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Bible Study Helps: The Synoptic Gospels

Sep 25, 2018

The first three gospels – Matthew, Mark and Luke – are known as the synoptic gospels, and they share a number of similarities. However, the three also differ in major ways from John’s gospel. Indeed, much of what is found

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Bible Study Helps: The New Testament

Sep 24, 2018

There would be tens of thousands of books on the New Testament. There is far too much to choose from, so here I offer just 66 titles (40 general titles and 26 on Jesus and the Gospels). They are admittedly

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