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On Christian Compromise – and Treason

Aug 5, 2020

What happens when Christians renounce their faith in order to please the state?

My title may sound a bit ominous, but this piece is actually an exercise in theology and church history – with some contemporary application. The main issue

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Would Jesus Violate the Law?

Jul 17, 2020

Was Jesus a lawbreaker?

A few hours ago I wrote a piece entitled “Would Jesus Wear a Face Mask?” It was of course all rather hypothetical, since there were no face masks back then – at least for medical purposes.

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On Eliminating the Police

Jun 5, 2020

Now the progressives are calling for the end of the police:

We know that various leftist hate groups have made it quite clear that they want to eliminate the police – and quite literally. As their signs so often read,

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The State, Mandatory Health Care, and Eugenics

May 8, 2020

Some thoughts on government power, the public good, and mandatory policies:

Australian leader Scott Morrison recently said that those in some sports codes should not be allowed to play unless they are vaccinated. As one report put it: “Prime Minister

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Covid-1984 Concerns

May 2, 2020

When we stop asking questions of the State we surrender our freedoms:

During times of crisis, many people will become overwhelmed by fear, will succumb to panic, and will all-too readily submit to whatever it is that the State demands

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Healthcare, the State, and Liberty

Apr 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the balance between public health and personal freedom:

Exactly five years ago I wrote my first article on vaccinations. I had hoped it would be my last piece – and that for two reasons: I said

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Corona and the Rule of Law

Apr 11, 2020

Is the rule of law being weakened during this crisis?

One thing that distinguishes free and democratic societies from thuggish dictatorships is the rule of law. This means, among other things, that the law applies equally to the ruled and

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The Pell Decision

Apr 7, 2020

A few quick words on the Pell decision:

The High Court of Australia has just handed down its decision concerning Cardinal George Pell and charges of child sexual abuse. In a unanimous 7-0 decision, it has quashed his conviction. Thus

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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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The Trans Celebration of Lies and Delusion

Dec 9, 2019

Those pushing the trans agenda are pushing falsehoods and harmful delusions:

When I give my talk on the importance of truth, I always mention one basic definition of it: truth is that which corresponds to reality. It corresponds to the

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On “Conversion” Therapy and Rainbow Big Brother

Nov 29, 2019

More coercive utopian governments pushing radical agendas and crushing our freedoms:

I did a radio interview this morning on how the dictatorial Dan Andrews’ government in Victoria is seeking to outlaw “conversion therapy,” and I said that the other Australian

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The Escalating War on Religious Freedom

Oct 17, 2019

This important speech defending religious liberty is a must read:

All over the West there is a major assault on religious freedom. It takes many forms, and it is being driven by an aggressive secularism and leftism which will not

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