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SCOTUS, Christians, and Objectivity

Oct 4, 2020

Beware the ideological – even religious – attacks on Amy Coney Barrett:

It goes without saying that the secular left really does not like religious conservatives. This is one of the defining divisions in the modern West – certainly in

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Dan Andrews, Dictatorship, and Pre-Crime

Sep 23, 2020

This is the most ominous attack on our freedoms and democratic rights ever seen in Australia:

If you are wondering if you are now living through the 2002 sci fi film Minority Report starring Tom Cruise, you would be quite

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Worthless Religious Leadership

Sep 21, 2020

It is time to distinguish good from bad religious leaders:

Sadly, in our churches today there are plenty of worthless religious leaders. They are not just worthless – they are evil. They are false shepherds who are leading the people

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Barrett, SCOTUS and Abortion

Sep 19, 2020

What are we to make of Amy Coney Barrett, the possible Trump nominee for SCOTUS?

With the passing of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today, the US Supreme Court is down to eight justices. Ginsburg died of cancer at age 87.

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Full-Tilt Dictatorship Planned for Victoria

Sep 19, 2020

Now the Dictator wants Victorians locked down indefinitely, with arbitrary arrests being planned:

There are few things more dangerous than an arrogant and out-of-control political ruler who has a messiah complex and a horde of cult followers. History tells us

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Is This Really Australia?

Sep 3, 2020

What a dark day for Australia:

Although I have only lived in Australia for a bit over three decades, I think I feel the same way most home-grown Aussies must feel. So many of them are now asking the question:

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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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