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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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God, Walls, Borders and Morality

Mar 14, 2019

It has now become almost a truism: the more that various leftists pontificate on God and morality, the more likely they are to be just plain wrong – and certainly unbiblical. The related set of issues concerning border security, asylum

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Time To Take a Stand for Sexual Integrity

Mar 8, 2019

A broken culture leads to broken people. And we see this played out massively in the West in general and in Australia in particular with the sexualisation of everything. What was once the reserve of adult company has now become

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Exposing the Euthanasia Myths

Mar 7, 2019

How can we tell if we are living in a safe and protective culture or in a toxic and hostile culture? There are various ways to assess this. But one clear test of any caring and compassionate culture is whether

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Trans Sport and the Assault on Women

Mar 6, 2019

My thesis is simple: if you say you care about women, you should be fully against transgenderism in sport. Put another way, if you fully favour trans sports, you really have a very low view of women. Yes it really

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Children Go to the Back of the Queue

Mar 4, 2019

That the West has a schizophrenic view of children and their wellbeing is an understatement. We go on and on about not separating children from their parents, as in debates over refugees and asylum seekers, but we extol as a

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Three Cheers for Lara Logan

Feb 26, 2019

Lara who? Well, it appears that Lara Logan WAS until recently an experienced news reporter for CBS. She is a South African woman who has been a television and radio journalist and a noted war correspondent. She has worked with

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Jordan Peterson To the Rescue

Feb 25, 2019

Canadian psychologist, media sensation, and conservative intellectual Jordan Peterson is in Australia at the moment. He has already spoken to a number of sold-out audiences around the country, and tonight he takes on what may be his greatest challenge yet.

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