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SCOTUS, Christians, and Objectivity

Oct 4, 2020

Beware the ideological – even religious – attacks on Amy Coney Barrett:

It goes without saying that the secular left really does not like religious conservatives. This is one of the defining divisions in the modern West – certainly in

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Now They Are Cancelling Dawkins

Sep 30, 2020

Cancel culture is censorship culture:

The cancel culture is alive and well, and getting worse by the day. Usually the targets are Christians and conservatives – especially Christian conservatives. But so bad has this toxic movement become that now it

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Speaking Truth To Power

Sep 25, 2020

Yes Christians are called to speak truth to power:

I realise that those who use the phrase found in my title are often those of the left – including the religious left and the social justice warriors. But it should

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Fake Christians, Fake Compassion

Sep 24, 2020

We must avoid like the plague fake Christians pushing fake gospels:

When Donald Trump popularised the notion of “fake news” he was certainly onto something. Without question there is plenty of fake news out there. But there is no end

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Barrett, SCOTUS and Abortion

Sep 19, 2020

What are we to make of Amy Coney Barrett, the possible Trump nominee for SCOTUS?

With the passing of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today, the US Supreme Court is down to eight justices. Ginsburg died of cancer at age 87.

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Safeguards? What Safeguards?

Sep 16, 2020

There are no real safeguards when we legalise euthanasia:

When it comes to the issue of euthanasia, here is a truth you can bank on: the more the pro-death folks talk about how “safe” things will be because of all

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Yes We Should Hate Evil

Sep 12, 2020

Real love always discriminates between right and wrong, good and evil:

Plenty of Christians love to talk about love – and rightly so. It is a major attribute of God and is a major fruit of the Spirit, to be

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Watchmen Missing In Action

Sep 3, 2020

Why are so few speaking out and standing up for what is right?

On the social media recently I suggested that concerned individuals write to the three MPs who had helped to pass a terrible bill in Victoria. I urged

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Heartless and Activist Autocrats Wreaking Havoc

Aug 29, 2020

Radical border closures and radical sexuality laws are both causing great damage:

Imagine losing one of your own twin babies because of government stuff ups and the out-of-control arrogance of our leaders. Imagine being arrested for showing concern about your

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On Morrison’s Mandatory Vaccines

Aug 20, 2020

What should we make of Morrison’s push for compulsory vaccines?

Let me begin with some words of encouragement. The rather reckless talk of mandatory vaccines that Scott Morrison was pushing Wednesday morning received such a huge public backlash that by

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On Kamala Harris

Aug 13, 2020

Do not rely on the MSM to learn what Harris is really all about:

As you all should know by now, Joe Biden has picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. But there is plenty of stuff you

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On Christian Compromise – and Treason

Aug 5, 2020

What happens when Christians renounce their faith in order to please the state?

My title may sound a bit ominous, but this piece is actually an exercise in theology and church history – with some contemporary application. The main issue

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Where Are the Real Shepherds?

Aug 2, 2020

Where are the bold prophetic voices that are so much needed today?

Now more than ever we need Christian leaders who will stand up and be counted. We need shepherds who will actually lead and not just follow. We need

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