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Lessons From Bonhoeffer

Apr 26, 2011

There is plenty that we can learn from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, especially when it comes to challenging a sleeping, compromising and errant church. He was among the first to see the warning signs about the Nazis, and took

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Anzac Day

Apr 25, 2011

While most people enjoy the day off which Anzac Day affords, probably very few actually know what the day signifies. Some may know that it is celebrated every year on April 25. Some may know it has something to do

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Social Engineering, Ideology and Moonbattery

Apr 9, 2011

The more radical the social engineering agenda, the more bizarre and inane the ideological propaganda war becomes. History is rewritten, truth is bent out of shape, and nonsense becomes an art form. The incredible lengths these activists will go to

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Religion Going the Way of Dinosaurs?

Mar 24, 2011

According to new census data religion is about to become extinct – at least in the Western world. Looking at figures from nine Western countries, a New Zealand academic says current trends could spell the end of religion. Here is

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How To Sabotage a Nation

Mar 19, 2011

Do nations just drift into decline, stagnation, and degeneracy? Or is the process aided and abetted by those who actively seek to undermine and subvert a nation? The more one learns about activist and subversive groups, the more one sees

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Even the Stones Will Speak Out

Mar 5, 2011

As Western culture continues to head straight into the cesspool, there are at least two options. The downward decline will either continue unabated, or some concerned individuals will rise up and shout, ‘Enough is enough’. And sometimes when things get

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More Readings in Historical Theology

Jan 12, 2011

Since my last article on this topic drew a number of comments (I was expecting only one or two), maybe it is worth writing more on some important books in church history and historical theology. I realise that I will

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Homeschooling and State Education

Jan 5, 2011

Modern, universal, secular education is largely taken for granted today in the West. But it has not always been in existence. Up until relatively recently in history, most schooling was done at home or by the churches. Mass, public education

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Notable Christians: C.H. Spurgeon

Dec 30, 2010

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) was one of England’s greatest preachers. Indeed, he was known as the “Prince of Preachers” and is said to have preached to some 20 million people. He died relatively young, but began his preaching

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The Ashes, Cricket and Christ

Dec 28, 2010

With the English now here battling Australia to retain the Ashes, it is worth looking at how this evolved, and how one remarkable cricketer became an even more amazing Christian missionary. I refer of course to C.T. Studd, the famous

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Nations, Virtue, Religion and Freedom

Dec 22, 2010

Very few people would realise it, but there is a very real and vital connection between freedom, religion and morality; between liberty, faith and virtue. And perhaps nowhere was this concept so explicitly and strenuously promoted and championed than in

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Euthanasia and the Nazis: Never Again

Nov 8, 2010

With euthanasia back on to the agenda thanks to the pro-death Greens, we need to recall the lessons of history. Without remembering the past we will be doomed to repeat its mistakes. And one of the biggest mistakes in human

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Save the Planet: Hate Humanity

Oct 27, 2010

There is never a shortage of those who are so obsessed with saving the environment that they are quite happy to implement quite anti-human policies along the way. Examples abound of planet-loving, human-hating zealots who are more than willing to

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On Living in Wartime

Oct 5, 2010

I have been watching a documentary series on the Second World War lately. Airing late on Monday nights, the American series chronicles in some detail this horrific conflict, and the lives of ordinary Americans caught up in it. The seven

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Our Sensate Culture

Aug 30, 2010

If one reads the lists of vices that are the mark of an unbelieving, God-rejecting culture (as in Romans 1:29-31) or are a sign of the decadent last days (2 Tim. 3:1-5), one gets a pretty good picture of contemporary

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