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Our Darkest Hour

Dec 30, 2017

Great books and great films usually deal with a very dark period of crisis and conflict in which all hope seems to be gone, but then a hero or group of heroes come along to save the day. When all

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Responding to the Islamisation of the West

Dec 27, 2017

Throughout much of the West major cities have large concrete blocks placed around high-traffic pedestrian areas. So what is that all about? Works of modern art? Not quite – they are security bollards. Security from what? Well, sadly, from basically

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A Reformation Reader Guide

Dec 9, 2017

Five hundred years ago the posting of a number of theses by an Augustinian monk turned the world upside down. Plenty has been written of this, and if I simply tried to list here all the books that have appeared

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The Budapest Declaration

Nov 22, 2017

One of the most pressing issues of our day is the wholesale persecution of Christians. As has often been pointed out, more Christians have died for their faith over the past century than throughout two millennia of church history. And

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Tears in Heaven

Nov 1, 2017

Life in this world is filled with tears. And if this life was all there was, then this would be terribly tragic indeed. But the Christian believes there is much more than this life, and that one day all tears

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The Paris Statement

Oct 17, 2017

Europe is in a real bad way. Secularism, immorality, porous borders, an inability to understand Islam for what it is, the rapid decline of Christianity, a loss of purpose and identity – these and other factors have resulted in a

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Dunkirk

Aug 3, 2017

The new epic war film Dunkirk is doing quite well in the cinemas. I just went to see it, and it is well worth going to. It celebrates and commemorates one of the more amazing operations carried out during WWII.

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The Great Anglican Death Wish

Jul 11, 2017

It was the renowned journalist Malcolm Muggeridge who used to speak about the “great liberal death wish”. There were various versions of this given, either as an essay or a talk. Here is a short part of one such version:

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[Re]Affirming the Things that Matter

Jul 9, 2017

Two articles that have appeared recently, and one speech just delivered, all speak to the things that matter, and the need to stop the rot. The articles come from Australian journalists while the speech comes from an overseas world leader.

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Terrorism: When Truth Disappears

Jun 21, 2017

Note: I do not favour any acts of terror, or any violence against innocent civilians.

With yet more European terrorism – this time in Brussels, Paris and London – we have to once again restate basic truths. Never mind that

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On the UK General Election

Jun 9, 2017

Theresa May’s April 18 gamble to call a snap election looks to have been a very bad call indeed. She wanted to enhance the small majority that David Cameron had won in the 2015 election, and she especially campaigned on

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