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Schaeffer, Art and the Christian

Apr 27, 2014

Having just left Italy, with a whirlwind tour of some of the greatest works of art and architecture of all time, it is worth reflecting a bit more on how believers should look at art. There are many ways I

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Rome, Caesar, Christ and Eternity

Apr 17, 2014

Rome is known as the Eternal City, and probably for good reason. Founded over two and three quarter millennia ago, it is obviously still going strong. I should know, since I am there right now, and have the sore legs

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One Brave Christian Woman Contra Mundum

Feb 8, 2014

In my books, Heidi Mund is a Christian superstar, a champion, and a hero. We so desperately need more like her. Instead we have millions of gutless, spineless effeminate churchians who will never open their mouth about anything. Indeed, our

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Sharia Keeps On Keeping On

Feb 7, 2014

Have you ever noticed that if you don’t actively tend to your garden, it will quickly go downhill as weeds and other problems easily creep in? That is how nature operates: unless we take deliberate steps to keep things in

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Yet More Sexual Insanity

Jan 25, 2014

One can argue that the past century has been one grand social experiment to see what life would be like if we kicked God and transcendent moral values out of the West. Well, the results are in, and it is

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Statism and Homeschooling Horrors

Jan 12, 2014

Statists exalt in raw power, and delight in stripping away anything which stands between big government and the naked individual. Thus things like the church, or voluntary societies, or the family – often referred to as mediating structures – are

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More Scenes From the Baby-Killing Wars

Jan 9, 2014

I am being hopeful here, but I believe that in perhaps 50 years hence, if not a bit more, people all over the Western world will look back with amazement at a culture which actually condoned, promoted and justified the

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Yet More Stealth Jihad

Jan 6, 2014

Creeping sharia continues to creep right under our very noses. The Islamification of the West continues apace, but we seem to be sleeping through it all. And those who warn of this are blasted by deceived elites and a duped

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Christianity, the West, and the Future

Dec 15, 2013

Christianity is good for the West. In fact, without it, there would be no West – at least a West as we know it today. Moreover, Christianity is good for the world. These claims cannot here be argued for, although

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Abortion Wars, Round 849

Dec 14, 2013

The abortion wars continue apace, with plenty of new stories emerging reflecting the entire gamut of the heated debate: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some wins are occurring, but some nasty developments are also taking place. So let

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Yet More Scenes from the Sex Wars

Dec 11, 2013

The greater something is, the more it can be perverted, abused and misused. That certainly is true of human sexuality. One of our greatest gifts from our Creator has become one of the most tarnished and trashed. And radical sexual

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On Islamophobia and Creeping Sharia

Nov 23, 2013

Oh dear. On another site a friend had some guy saying on his post that as a Christian he had to stand up against Islamophobia. He does? How come? I would have thought that a Christian might be more interested

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More Scenes from the Sharia Wars

Nov 8, 2013

While flying airplanes into skyscrapers is one good way to kill off a lot of infidels, there are other more subtle ways in which Islam can be spread and sharia imposed on everyone else. By working within the West, Muslims

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Dhimmi and Apostate Church Leaders

Oct 17, 2013

Things are real bad when we see apostasy amongst our church leaders. And things are real bad when we see dhimmitude embraced and accepted by our church leaders. But things are even worse yet when we see church leaders succumbing

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When Sexuality Goes Feral

Oct 15, 2013

The sexual revolution is in full flight, and has been so for some decades now. Voices of sanity back in the 60s warned that this would not be good – and they sure were right. The disastrous consequences of the

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Islam and Sexual Perversion

Oct 10, 2013

What gives Muslims the right to have so many wives and even child brides? The answer is easy: their prophet did all this, and since he is regarded as the perfect example for humanity, it is incumbent upon all good

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Islam and the West

Oct 9, 2013

How are we to think of the influx of masses of Muslims into the Western world? From a Christian point of view, there are at least two responses. One, because it is well nigh impossible to preach the gospel in

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