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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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Watering Down the Christian Message

Dec 18, 2010

There are always attempts being made to water down the Christian story, and that is certainly true at Christmas time. What is meant to be the celebration of the birth of the Saviour of the world is reduced to a

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More Rock Star Duplicity

Nov 30, 2010

I have written before about our celebrity shams who preach one thing but do another. There are plenty of examples of the Hollywood set, the rock culture crowd, media elites, airhead celebrities, and TV personalities who preach their leftwing gospel,

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Barack Hussein Obama: True Colours

Jul 6, 2010

Not a week goes by it seems when the American President does not say something or do something which seems to provide further evidence of his Muslim-leanings. Just this week for example it was revealed that Obama commissioned the head

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And Now, Julia

Jun 24, 2010

Julia Gillard’s win in the Labor spill means we have our first female Prime Minister. It also means we have our first atheist female Prime Minister. The one-time secretary of the Socialist Forum is now up against Tony Abbott for

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Atheists Say the Ugliest Things

May 4, 2010

While atheists will demur, it seems that miracles still happen. One of Australia’s most foul-mouthed, bigoted and vile columnists has just lost her job. Atheist Catherine Deveny has just been fired by the Melbourne Age newspaper.

Even this godless newspaper

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Notable Christians: Count Zinzendorf

Apr 29, 2010

This piece is as much about the Moravian church as it is about Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, its founder. Both have secured a place not only in church history but secular history as well. Surprisingly, however, there has been

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Fr Paul Marx, RIP

Mar 31, 2010

On March 20 Father Paul Marx passed away. He founded Human Life International and was involved in pro-life activism for forty years. Pope John Paul II called him “the Apostle of Life.” And President Ronald Reagan once said to him,

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Tigergate

Dec 15, 2009

By now everyone in the Western world – and then some – has heard about golf superstar Tiger Woods’ indiscretions. His harem is already past the dirty dozen, and shows no signs of leveling off. Each day brings a new

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Biblical Illiteracy in Public Life

Nov 9, 2009

Why is it that those who seem to know the least about biblical Christianity will often pontificate so freely on the subject? It becomes clear when such people open their mouths that they don’t have a clue as to what

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Notable Christians: Francis Schaeffer

Oct 14, 2009

This pastor, apologist and writer had a profound impact on evangelicalism in the second half of the twentieth century, and his impact is still very much felt today. Although he has been dead now for a quarter of a century

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Notable Christians: A. W. Tozer

Oct 2, 2009

(This is hopefully the first in an irregular series of articles about Christians of note – at least Christians who I have a lot of time for. They will include pastors, theologians, missionaries, and other sorts of Christians who I

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Turning Rapists into Heroes

Oct 1, 2009

The last few days I have been sitting around in disbelief, wondering if the world has gone mad – or at least many members of the artistic community. Leave it to our arty elites to seek to defend the indefensible.

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