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On Banning Plastic Bags

Jun 23, 2018

As more and more supermarket chains and other retailers pull plastic bags from their stores, presumably to do something for the environment, it is worth looking at the issue in a bit more detail. And the real question that must

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The Sexual Politicisation of Everything

Jun 11, 2018

Up until recently in the West we had rather minimalist governments, with individual freedoms much more widespread, and what we call mediating structures (the family, churches, civil associations) standing between the individual and the state.

Increasingly these institutions are being

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On Physical Beauty

Jun 6, 2018

OK, so I better offer a few preliminary remarks here before I go any further. I just penned a piece earlier today on beauty pageants! Yes, I really did. But there was a solid reason for doing so, and it

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A Massive Win for Religious Freedom

Jun 5, 2018

There is some great news for a change coming out of America at the moment. A court case concerning religious freedom has actually gone the way of conscientious Christians over against militant homosexual activists. While this ruling has not resolved

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This Is What Evil Looks Like

May 28, 2018

If you want to know what pure and unadulterated evil looks like, one can simply look at the pictures of the crowds going ecstatic on Irish streets the other day. Of course one need not single out Ireland and their

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Our Apathy Really is Damnable

May 27, 2018

The older word “damnable” is still used today as an adjective. The word itself can mean many things, but in a biblical context it has the idea of ‘liable to or deserving damnation’. We do not hear about damnation much

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Surrogacy: A Legal and Moral Minefield

May 15, 2018

I have written plenty of articles now on the many problems and risks associated with surrogacy. On a regular basis we hear of new horror stories about the dangers and downsides of the surrogacy business. I have enough material on

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Wisdom, Biblical Truth and Apostasy

May 5, 2018

Although this piece is mainly about a famous Christian theologian, let me begin with a bit of an autobiographical intro. I just read again the request of Solomon when he had established his kingdom and God asked him what he

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The Death Culture Sweeping the West

Apr 30, 2018

There is a massive dark cloud hanging over the West with the word DEATH written all over it. We live in a culture that celebrates death, promotes death, favours death, and enthuses over death. The tragic Alfie Evans episode is

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Alfie Evans: Apathy Kills

Apr 28, 2018

First they came for Terri Schiavo, but that was none of my business. Then they came for Charlie Gard, but that was in another country. Then they came for Alfie Evans, but who am I to judge? Then they came

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Alfie Evans and the Totalist State

Apr 27, 2018

Amazingly, little Alfie Evans is still alive – despite the best efforts of doctors, hospitals, judges and the English government. The tragic case of the 23-month old in Liverpool is still ongoing. Once again, by the time this article is

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California’s Ugly Anti-Christian Bigotry

Apr 22, 2018

California is quickly becoming America’s most Christophobic state. And at the same time, it is becoming the most pro-homosexual state. Sure, there are plenty of the other 49 states in competition with California to take out this ‘honour.’ But as

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