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Here I Stand

Dec 7, 2019

Anti-Christian bigotry and persecution is rapidly rising in the West. How will you respond?

I have been writing and speaking a lot lately about the descending darkness in the West, the ramping-up of anti-Christian bigotry and persecution (and yes, being

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Are You a Pharisee?

Dec 4, 2019

Jesus denounced the Pharisees, but there are many Christian Pharisees with us today:

If you are a good Bible-believing Christian, you would know that the Pharisees who are so often mentioned in the Bible were basically the bad guys. They

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Warning: Do You Really Trust God?

Dec 3, 2019

The days are now upon us where we have to decide if Christ is everything, or just a religious concept we toss around:

A somewhat strange title it may seem. It is one thing to ask how we are doing

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Don’t Feed the Trolls

Dec 2, 2019

Yes there are folks who love to argue and pick fights. This is how we should deal with them:

Consider this article to be sort of a public service announcement, a bit of free advice, and/or some hopefully wise counsel.

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So How Many Riots Have You Caused?

Dec 1, 2019

It was commonplace for the early believers to cause upheaval and riots – how do we compare?

Here are two things that all Christians – at least real deal Christians – should be able to agree on: One, we should

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On Cats, Relationships, and Divine Love

Nov 27, 2019

Loving relationships always involve some risk:

One can always count on some rather oddly titled articles on this site. But there is in fact a rather useful message to be found here – a gospel message. So let me begin

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‘You Are Being Too Divisive’

Nov 15, 2019

Sometimes it is a very good thing to be divisive:

In more sensible times it used to be the case that if you stood up in the public arena arguing for truth and for what is right you were thought

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Are You Amazing?

Nov 14, 2019

People were constantly amazed by what Jesus and the disciples said and did. Is the world amazed by us as well?

OK, I am not pandering to your pride here. I am not stroking what might already be too large

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Christianity, Christ and Caesar

Nov 12, 2019

To whom will we give our supreme allegiance and loyalty?

It should be obvious where the loyalty of the Christian lies. We should be devoted to Christ and Christ alone. Sure, we live in the world and have relations with

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Dressed for Battle

Nov 6, 2019

This new book on the whole armour of God is well worth reading:

Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall came crashing down, as did the menace of Soviet Communism. It involved a monumental struggle of ideas and of nations, but

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No One Believes In Me Anymore

Nov 3, 2019

I learned afresh about the reality of spiritual war while in Ghana, and the need for believers to fully engage on that level:

If you are up on your Christian music, and/or you are an old guy – like me

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On Having an Influence

Nov 1, 2019

Are you having a godly influence?

We all have some sort of influence on others – for good or for ill. Since I am talking about Christians in this piece, it is hoped that ours is an influence for good

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The Dynamics of Spiritual Life

Oct 26, 2019

This older book on renewal and reformation is still well worth reading:

My title might have a nice ring to it, but believers who have been around for a while will recall seeing it elsewhere. Forty years ago a very

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On National Prayer

Oct 11, 2019

On the importance of national prayer and fasting:

It is not just individuals who pray. Entire nations can be involved in times of corporate prayer as well. Ancient Israel had such times of national prayer, as have other nations. Often

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It’s Time To Ban the “H” Word

Oct 10, 2019

On the near-heretical abuse of the word “heretical”!

Hamburger? Hockey? Hollywood? Helicopter? Hatchet? Hotdogs? Hound dogs? No, the word I have in mind is “Heresy”. “Oh that word,” you say. “Haven’t you written on that often before Bill?” Yes, sadly

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Are You Really a Christian?

Oct 5, 2019

This is a shocking case of a believer’s walk not matching their talk:

Often a divinely-appointed confluence of events will lead to a new article. Last night two things occurred at roughly the same time, and the result is this

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