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On Being a Cultural Missionary

Apr 20, 2019

After the Apostle Paul had a radical conversion, he began to fearlessly proclaim the gospel, first to his fellow Jews. He then of course made a move into a rather different culture: that of the Greek-speaking Gentile world. Although his

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Facebook Prisoner #9473782

Apr 18, 2019

Yes it was that dreaded message one usually expects every time one opens up Fascistbook: “This post goes against our Community Standards. It looks like something you posted doesn’t follow our Community Standards.” Yep, sure enough – another stint in

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Cathedrals, Catholics, and Christianity

Apr 17, 2019

The destruction of an 850-year-old cathedral in Paris has resulted in a number of questions being raised. Some of them I have explored in my two earlier pieces on the Notre Dame fire. With so many churches in Europe being

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Folau and the Fallout

Apr 15, 2019

On Thursday all hell broke loose (no pun intended) when star rugby player Israel Folau said that hell is real and unrepentant sinners end up there. By simply quoting from Scripture all the usual suspects came out to attack him

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Close the Baby Abattoirs Now!

Apr 9, 2019

After yesterday’s Australia-wide attacks by the vegan vigilantes, there has been a fair amount of outrage by ordinary Australians. They are upset that this handful of militants sought to shut down parts of the country, shut down legitimate businesses, and

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The Cult of Violent Vegan Vigilantism

Apr 8, 2019

There is never a dull moment when you wake up each day and check out the morning news. When I looked at my news feed this morning it was filled with story after story about radical vegans causing mischief and

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CultureWatch Turns Thirteen

Apr 5, 2019

Today, April 5, we commemorate various historical milestones. For example, in 1955 Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Great Britain. But I want to look at another event – one that occurred 13 years ago today. On April 5,

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Unplanned, Abortion and the Gospel

Apr 3, 2019

I believe that the abortion debate is a gospel issue. It is vitally important to our Lord, and it should be vitally important to us. In the same way Christian abolitionist William Wilberforce believed that slavery was a gospel issue.

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On the Ominous US “Equality Act”

Apr 1, 2019

Often the most diabolical things are dressed up with the most pleasant-sounding words and packaging. Consider new “equality” legislation currently being pushed in the US Congress. Ah, equality – who doesn’t love and value equality? Isn’t that as American as

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The War Against Unplanned

Mar 31, 2019

I have met Abby Johnson, the former abortionist and Planned Parenthood clinic director. She certainly is not the evil person many try to make her out to be. But you would think she is a really horrible person, given the

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Inclusive Culture or Kiwi Caliphate?

Mar 25, 2019

Having already penned six articles on the horrific Christchurch shooting and its aftermath, it still seems that even more can be said about all this. In my previous pieces I documented the very rapid and very alarming reactions and responses

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Courage in the Face of Battle

Mar 19, 2019

Most of us are not on actual front lines, with machine guns in our hands, bullets flying overhead, and bombs exploding all around us. For that we can all be thankful. And we can also be thankful for those who

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Further Fallout from Christchurch

Mar 18, 2019

So predictable has been the fallout from the horrible New Zealand massacre that I could have penned this piece a week ago, or a month ago, or a year ago. Details may have changed, but the same underlying narrative remains.

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