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On National Prayer

Oct 11, 2019

On the importance of national prayer and fasting:

It is not just individuals who pray. Entire nations can be involved in times of corporate prayer as well. Ancient Israel had such times of national prayer, as have other nations. Often

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September 11, Terrorism, and Memory

Oct 7, 2019

These two new books on 9/11 are must reads:

The main problem with the plea to “never forget” is that we invariably do. Our memory is poor, and we easily forget things that matter. That is why we must constantly

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Are You Being Persecuted Yet? Part 1

Sep 22, 2019

The true Christian WILL face persecution for sharing the gospel. Consider these three amazing examples.

Scripture offers us various ways to help us know if we really are God’s blood-bought children. There are various tests, if you will, or things

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Are You Being Persecuted Yet? Part 2

Sep 22, 2019

The true Christian WILL face persecution for sharing the gospel. Consider these three amazing examples.

In Part 1 of this article I said that persecution is a good indication of whether you are a committed Christian or not. It is

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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 Religious Freedom Legislation

Sep 4, 2019

Some thoughts on the religious freedom debate.

As most of you would know by now, a draft bill on religious freedom has been released by the federal government. Last week Attorney-General Christian Porter released the draft bill, and already plenty

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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 Iconoclasm, Part One

Apr 28, 2019

Let me briefly define things here, then offer a few prefatory remarks. Simply put, iconoclasm – in a religious context – literally means “image-breaking”. It has to do with destroying or removing religious images. Related terms include:
-Iconodulism = the

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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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