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On 4000

Mar 25, 2017

OK, another day, another milestone. For what it is worth, this is the 4000th article to appear on this site. As I have often said, if you want someone to fix your car, I am not your man. If you

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A Great Way To Destroy Our Witness

Feb 28, 2017

It goes without saying that having a strong and consistent Christian witness and testimony in the public arena is vital. The way most people will think about God and Christ will be based largely on what they see in us,

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When I’m Sixty-Four

Jan 27, 2017

OK, another milestone I guess. And I even have a very famous pop song to commemorate it with. Most of you would be familiar with “When I’m Sixty-Four.” It is of course a classic song by the Beatles, released in

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Thank You

Sep 14, 2016

One can never say “thank you” too often, especially when it is well deserved. I have often thought about how I need to do this more often – especially in relation to my ministry of which CultureWatch is a major

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On Books, Reading and Libraries

Sep 7, 2016

Anyone who knows me realises that any excuse will do for buying books, reading books, and writing about books. So a few recent articles about books were enough of an excuse for me to put pen to paper – or

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Christ Our Righteousness

May 12, 2016

One of the great truths of the gospel is that what we could not do for ourselves as sinners, Christ did for us. A holy and righteous God is separated from fallen and sinful mankind. How can sinners change? As

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Happy 10th, CultureWatch

Apr 5, 2016

Ten years ago, on April 5, 2006, I posted my first article on my new website, CultureWatch. The CW ministry and site was to be a continuation of the work I had been doing for quite some time, which involved

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On Books (Of Course)

Oct 19, 2014

OK, so I may as well devote a few more words to one of the great gifts in all of life. I refer of course to books and reading. These things are for many a great passion and a sublime

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Islam, Christianity, and Clueless Wonders

Aug 23, 2014

There are certain home truths which need to be repeated over and over again. Here are three of them:

-If imperialistic communism was the great evil of the day last century, imperialistic Islam is the great evil of our time.

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On 3000

Aug 19, 2014

So, when’s the last time you wrote four million words? If you were to ask me that, I would have to say, “Well, in the past decade or so”. For good or ill, that is exactly what I have done.

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Don’t Mention the ‘M’ Word

Aug 7, 2014

Imagine if a group of angry Christians took over a bus carrying Muslim school children, screamed at them and abused them, and threatened to kill them all. Imagine what the reaction would be, and how the media would cover this.

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When the Pink Mafia Are In Control

Aug 5, 2014

Wow, the nerve of this guy. Sheer evil. Horrible beyond belief. So crucify him already. He is obviously not fit to live on planet earth. And his crime? Horrific child abuse? Multiple murders? Horrific KKK-type activities? No, something much, much

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Burqa Bans

Jul 6, 2014

With Islam steadily making major inroads all over the West, and with so many Muslims refusing to blend in with the Western host cultures, remaining instead in their own cultural ghettos, the issue of the burqa (the full body covering

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The Risk of Truth Speaking

Jun 15, 2014

Speaking the truth is always risky for the simple reason that most people don’t want to hear the truth. In a fallen world full of selfish and sinful people, the truth is the last thing most folks want to hear.

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Who Will Stand For Marriage?

Jun 2, 2014

The greater something is, the greater the chance that it will come under attack. One of the greatest gifts of God to mankind is the holy institution of marriage. No wonder it is therefore under attack from every quarter. And

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Churchill, Lewis and Wartime

May 22, 2014

The life of the believer is all about battle, warfare and struggle. The Bible from start to finish makes this quite clear. It is ultimately a spiritual battle, but it manifests itself on so many levels of life: the political,

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On Books, Reading, and Christianity

May 10, 2014

OK, there is not much new one can say about books. They have been around for quite a while now. A couple of millennia ago King Solomon could say this about them: “Of making many books there is no end,

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Day Care Blues

Apr 23, 2014

Over 30 years ago social analyst Peter Drucker wrote this about the rise and rise of Western daycare, “We are busily unmaking one of the proudest social achievements in the nineteenth century, which was to take married women out of

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