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Celebrating V-E Day (and Christian Hope)

May 9, 2020

The V-E Day celebrations of 75 years ago have nothing on the celebrations Christians will have when Christ returns:

Exactly 75 years ago much of the world was celebrating the defeat of the Nazis and victory in Europe. After six

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Corona Facts and Realities

May 1, 2020

Keep asking questions and keep looking at the numbers:

One of the many things that has puzzled me somewhat during this crisis is the number of people I had known to be fairly level-headed and rational, who did not buy

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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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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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Big Brother Is Certainly Here Now

Mar 5, 2020

We were clearly warned about this brave new world:

In the 1930s and 1940s two parallel movements were arising: cultural Marxism, and those warning about tyrannical statism. As to the latter, we had dystopian novels penned by Aldous Huxley (

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Culture Wars and Christian Litmus Tests

Feb 20, 2020

Are you a secular leftist or a biblical Christian?

There are certain issues that pretty well define where a person is at, what he believes, and what he values. There are of course various core theological beliefs that one must

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More on the Boris Landslide

Dec 14, 2019

Further reflections on the big win for Boris and Brexit:

The people of the UK have spoken, and I like what they have been saying. They made it clear that the lunacy of Corbyn and Labour was not wanted, nor

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Big Win for Boris and Brexit

Dec 13, 2019

Thoughts on the big win for Boris Johnson in the UK:

According to exit polls, it looks like Boris Johnson has won the UK general election and has won it massively. The early Christmas election was as much a referendum

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Revival in Scotland

Sep 7, 2019

These books on mighty heaven-sent revival are must reads.

All true Christians long for revival, pray for revival, and love to hear or read about revival. Indeed, studying periods of mighty revival in history is always a rewarding endeavor. It

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On Boris Johnson

Jul 24, 2019

As you would know – or should know – the Conservative Party in Britain has a new leader, and the nation now has a new Prime Minister: Boris Johnson. He easily beat his nearest challenger Jeremy Hunt in a two-to-one

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A Big Win Against the Rainbow Behemoth

Jul 4, 2019

Every once in a while we have a win for free speech and for religious liberty. Not often mind you, but occasionally. And one of the biggest threats to our freedoms come from the rainbow tyrants. They are seeking to

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D-Day and the Future of the West

Jun 7, 2019

June 6, 1944 is a day that should never be forgotten. It was the day some 150,000 troops landed on French beaches to roll back the Nazi menace. On that first day 10,000 of these young men died. Today you

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History, Freedom and Fascism

Jun 6, 2019

Three events are taking place at the same time that sharply highlight some very worrying trends: the loss of memory, the erosion of history, the assault on freedom, and the descent into tyranny. The three are: the reaction to Trump’s

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On Restoring Notre Dame

Apr 20, 2019

Plenty of money has already been raised for the reconstruction and restoration of the damaged Notre Dame cathedral. And plenty of discussion and debate has already ensued about all this. Should it be rebuilt? Are we moderns even capable of

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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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Notre Dame and the Fate of the West

Apr 17, 2019

With the cause of the blaze that took down much of Notre Dame still uncertain (was it an accident, or arson, or terrorism?), many commentators have already noted the deep symbolism of the event. While the smoke still rises, many

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