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Nelson Mandela

Dec 6, 2013

It was not my intention to say anything about this subject, but with so much hagiography and historical revisionism taking place already, even by Christians, it seems a piece to help bring a bit of balance here might be in

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Muggeridge, Marxism, Morality and Meaning

Nov 9, 2013

I have often written on and quoted from the great English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, who died in 1990. Once a radical lefty, he later in life embraced Christianity and became a staunch anti-Communist and critic of Western liberalism.

And I

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A Tale of Two Women – of Faith

Jul 15, 2013

Faith and the mainstream media do not exactly mix. About the only time you see the two going together is when the latter is seeking to do a hatchet job on the former. The MSM is overwhelmingly comprised of secular

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On C. S. Lewis, Again

May 31, 2013

On the writing about C. S. Lewis there is no end – or so it seems. And for good reason: Lewis was one of the greatest apologists and Christian thinkers of last century. He has impacted millions of people already,

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Sleaze Abandoned for Marriage and Family

Apr 29, 2013

In the West today women have been reduced to sex objects and seem to exist only to titillate men. Our hyper-sexualised, pornified culture reduces women to pieces of meat on display. If the sexual revolution was meant to bring liberation,

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Not Just Politics…

Apr 9, 2013

Political ideology can drive the masses to do horrific things. Just look at how ideology drove the Germans to slaughter millions and demonise the Jews. Look at how Marxism resulted in the Gulag and the death of tens of millions

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Wallis Again: No Surprises Here

Apr 9, 2013

I have often stated that the so-called religious left seems to owe far more to leftist political ideology than to biblical Christianity. While I know many who are of the religious left, and many do have strong convictions and ongoing

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On Pope Francis

Mar 14, 2013

I am a Protestant of course, so I take a different view on many matters than do my Catholic associates, certainly on many theological issues. Thus I must state at the outset that those who want to bash either Catholics

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Rand Paul Goes to Washington

Mar 9, 2013

When we think of the word filibuster – if we do at all – we usually think of James Stewart’s moving portrayal of a junior Senator in the much-loved 1939 film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. In the film he

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Home Truths From Ben Carson

Feb 11, 2013

If you are a Christian, some of you may have heard of the African-American believer, Dr Benjamin Carson. He is an amazing man with an amazing testimony. Outside of Christian circles however he may not have been so well known.

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A Tale of Two Women

Dec 6, 2012

Two amazing women have just passed away, within hours of each other. One was well known by millions, and the Australian as well as world press have told her inspiring story as front page news. The other woman was just

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Atheism, Evidence, and Pre-Commitments

Nov 26, 2012

We all know of angry atheists and belligerent misotheists. Richard Dawkins is of course a prime example of this. But there are some atheists who are more humble, more open to truth, and more willing to abandon shibboleths, even if

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Celebrities, and Losing the Faith

Oct 11, 2012

Keeping the faith is what all Christians are called to do. However some seem to be losing it, or at least watering good hunks of it down. This happens often of course, but it certainly gets played out in the

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The Sorry, Sick Slipper Saga

Oct 9, 2012

So he finally resigned – but only as Speaker. He should have resigned ages ago, and he should have resigned from Parliament altogether. This whole disgusting affair is not only a commentary on Slipper himself, but on a very sick

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Christianity and Politics: A Case Study

Sep 26, 2012

Nothing like tackling two of the hottest topics going – and when you combine them you really can get explosive results. So put me down as a glutton for punishment I guess. But some things are important and well worth

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The Rotten Fruit of the Emergents

Sep 26, 2012

Jesus taught us quite clearly that we would know someone based on their fruit. Indeed, he commanded us to judge, to discern, to assess, to see where people are at. We are not to be gullible and undiscerning, but we

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Jesus, Kardashian and Power

Sep 21, 2012

Admittedly, that has got to be one of the weirdest titles to be found – at least on my website. One does not usually associate Kim Kardashian with the Son of God, or find these two people mentioned together in

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