It is common thinking among most non-Christians – and far too many Christians, alas – that Jesus somehow just accepted everyone without question, that he never had a harsh word to say about anyone, their beliefs, or their behaviours, and
The fight for truth, for faith, for morality, for humanity, and for civilisation is perennial. That is because the enemies of these things are ever at work, ever seeking to undermine and destroy that which they hate. Because the permanent
OK, another title that may perplex some, and perhaps intrigue a few others. The blues in heaven? Really? Well, it may be a bit misleading anyway. We know that in the next life all sorrows will vanish, death and darkness
OK, I admit: I have not read them, but millions of others have. The much-loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie novels are under attack by the PC censorship brigade. The books are deemed to be racist and
Up until recently in the West we had rather minimalist governments, with individual freedoms much more widespread, and what we call mediating structures (the family, churches, civil associations) standing between the individual and the state.
OK, with so many hardcore articles dealing with so many heavy-duty subjects on this site, it might be time to take a few steps back and write on something much less intense and serious. So why not go with something
No, I am not asking some sort of weird existentialist question here, or anything too strange. I am really just asking this: if you had died young, or were not born at all, would it have made a notable difference
There is a convoluted history to this article and it requires a number of prefatory remarks. First, who is George McDonald? He was a Scottish writer and minister (1824-1905). While he wrote on theology and related matters, he is perhaps
The militant homosexual lobby has been on a search and destroy mission for decades now. And it has recently been joined by its twisted sister, the radical gender bender lobby. Everything is in their sights, and no stone is to
I find that life is full of things that offer us nice parallels to spiritual truths and lessons. Even brainless television productions can offer us glimpses of spiritual realities. I have written before about various reality TV shows that feature
A big part of our problem today is most people – including most Christians – think we are living in normal, conventional and unexceptional times. Everything seems peachy – more or less – and so most folks just go on
I have said it before: I strongly believe God can and does providentially raise up leaders in times of great darkness and crisis to avert what looks like an utterly terrible outcome. I often cite the heroic trio of Reagan,
OK, the next US Presidential election is not scheduled for another few years, but the Party that lost the unlosable election in 2016 is already sniffing out possible candidates. And a speech at a Golden Globes ceremony may have given
Reading like a Who’s Who of Hollywood actresses, the number of women who have come forward and claimed that they were raped or sexually assaulted and harassed by film producer Harvey Weinstein is now well over 60 and still climbing.
The new epic war film Dunkirk is doing quite well in the cinemas. I just went to see it, and it is well worth going to. It celebrates and commemorates one of the more amazing operations carried out during WWII.
It was a key principle of Plato’s Socrates that one should follow the evidence wherever it leads. He also said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’. Thus those who claim to be seekers after truth need to carefully
Sadly some Christians have a very low view of art, and in good measure this is due to a faulty understanding and application of the Second Commandment. The prohibition against graven images has been wrongly interpreted and as a result