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In Defence of C. S. Lewis

Jun 12, 2016

This sounds very odd indeed: defend one of the greatest Christian thinkers, authors, scholars and apologists of the past century? Why in the world would I seek to defend someone who has blessed millions, helped millions, and strengthened the faith

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Clear Indications of Trump Cultism

Apr 30, 2016

Cults are real, and cults are dangerous. Every day people get sucked into various cults – often religious in nature – and once in, they can be very hard to win back. That is because deception plays a very big

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part One

Mar 31, 2016

The cult of Trump has dished up more nonsense, falsehoods and flip-flops than I have seen from any recent presidential candidate. Despite the fact that Trump is a life-long progressive, and one who has supported and financed leftist and Democrat

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part Two

Mar 31, 2016

Part One of this article looked at various issues of concern to conservatives. It should be clear from all that, that Trump is no conservative. But there is so much more foolishness being pushed by the Trumpites about his money,

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Dismantling the Cruz Myths

Mar 30, 2016

Those who hate Ted Cruz, and those who love Donald Trump – usually one and the same person – have peddled so many porkies, falsehoods, and just plain moronic nonsense about Cruz that it seems now is the time to

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Chesterton and the Family

Mar 27, 2016

I have often said that G. K. Chesterton is perhaps my favourite Christian author. For those who may know nothing about him, I suggest you become acquainted with him, otherwise you really are missing out big time. See here for

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Time for a New Conservative Party?

Mar 26, 2016

Throughout much of the Western world we are seeing all things political shifting leftwards, so that one-time conservative political parties are now usually simply middle-of-the-road parties, while leftist parties have become hard-core leftist parties.

If we simply look at America

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The Only Hope for the West

Feb 18, 2016

Leaders come and go and nations come and go. God can use both for his purposes. Think of a Moses, or the judges (as in the book of Judges), or Esther, or even a pagan king like Cyrus of Persia

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Antonin Scalia, RIP

Feb 14, 2016

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away yesterday at age 79. The conservative and intellectual heavyweight was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and served faithfully there for 29 years. He was the first Italian-American justice to serve

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Reagan, Life and Liberty

Feb 7, 2016

Exactly 105 years ago US President Ronald Reagan was born. The great man made a number of transitions during his life. He of course began as an actor and ended up as a politician. And he transitioned politically as well,

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Lincoln, Life and Liberty

Feb 6, 2016

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for many things. He was the 16th President of the United States, and he was assassinated while attending a theatre on April 15, 1865. But it was his fight against slavery, culminating in the Civil War

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David Bowie, Fame, and Eternity

Jan 11, 2016

As an ex-hippy, and an old guy to boot, I could not but help take keen interest in tonight’s news item: ‘David Bowie dead at 69’. I was heavily into the rock scene from the mid-60s until my conversion to

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And How Are You Spending This Christmas?

Dec 23, 2015

For most folks, a festive family get together, with good food and good fellowship, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, is the way Christmas is normally spent. And rightly so. But not for everyone sadly. Each year at this

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