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No Business As Usual In Wartime

Mar 22, 2017

I had the privilege of speaking to a group of committed believers in an inner city church recently. They were eager to hear about some of the battles we are involved in. I shared many of the areas where faith,

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Faith, Foolishness and Presumption

Mar 19, 2017

Christians can be real nutters at times. They may think they are being faith-filled disciples of Christ but sometimes they are just plain idiots! They are not in fact exercising great faith, but are demonstrating great foolishness, gullibility and presumption.

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This Scriptural Word Has a Sting in Its Tale

Mar 8, 2017

OK, there would be various phrases and sentences in the Bible which are encouraging and uplifting, but are also ominous, even frightening. One prime candidate of such a two-edged sword would be Revelation 2:21: “I have given her time to

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Whose Side is God On?

Mar 6, 2017

Around the time of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was asked if God was on his side. His response is a classic: “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be

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Going Back To Egypt

Feb 16, 2017

I am rereading the book of Numbers. As the title implies, there are a lot of numbers found here – lists of Israelite tribes and census enumerations for example. There are also portions of the law being given. But there

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You Always Hurt the One You Love

Feb 8, 2017

In the midst of a busy speaking schedule in Brisbane my wife and I managed to have some time out for brunch. As we enjoyed our meal near the beach, over the sound system they played an old John Lennon

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On Offering Correction

Feb 4, 2017

This is another article basically for Christians only, and as with so many of these pieces, one directed at myself just as much as at others. It has to do with correcting others, especially publically. Now that in itself is

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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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On Recovering the Reality of Sin

Jan 9, 2017

There was a time when everyone pretty much knew they were dirty rotten scoundrels. Of course back then most people had at least a vague belief in God as well. Today in the West we tend not to believe in

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On Aggressive Christianity

Jan 7, 2017

Should believers be engaged in aggressive Christianity? That is, should they be determined, fearless, strong in the Lord, and empowered from on high with Holy Ghost boldness? Should they be boldly proclaiming the gospel and taking a strong stand for

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On Bored Believers

Jan 6, 2017

You all know what an oxymoron is right? In part it involves a contradiction in terms – or what seems to be. Examples are many: A married bachelor. A round square. Homosexual marriage. Arab unity. Here is one I would

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On Teaching (and Being a Teacher)

Dec 29, 2016

I refer here to the biblical gift of teaching. I am not discussing secular school teachers and the like, but those who have been called of God and gifted to teach the Body of Christ. I do this in part

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On Cultic Christian Trolls

Dec 28, 2016

Yep, we have all encountered them. They are a real worry, and they seem to be everywhere of late. They are utterly convinced of their various pet beliefs, and will challenge everyone about them. These are folks who just love

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