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‘There Is Another King’

Oct 28, 2020

The choice is always between the real King and false kings:

The reasons why people hate Christ, Christians and Christianity are many, but a major factor in this hatred is the fact that Christ sets himself up as a king

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Elections and Christian Responsibility

Oct 11, 2020

It is vital for believers to vote wisely in these four upcoming elections:

I hope that most folks – especially most Christians – are aware that there are four quite important elections coming up real soon. At the very least,

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The Niagara Declaration

Oct 5, 2020

This new statement on religious liberty is well-worth being aware of:

Throughout the West the war on Christianity in particular and religious freedom in general is ramping up. Increasingly our liberties are being whittled down or taken away altogether as

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Speaking Truth To Power

Sep 25, 2020

Yes Christians are called to speak truth to power:

I realise that those who use the phrase found in my title are often those of the left – including the religious left and the social justice warriors. But it should

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Fake Christians, Fake Compassion

Sep 24, 2020

We must avoid like the plague fake Christians pushing fake gospels:

When Donald Trump popularised the notion of “fake news” he was certainly onto something. Without question there is plenty of fake news out there. But there is no end

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Worthless Religious Leadership

Sep 21, 2020

It is time to distinguish good from bad religious leaders:

Sadly, in our churches today there are plenty of worthless religious leaders. They are not just worthless – they are evil. They are false shepherds who are leading the people

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A Faith That Makes a Difference

Sep 9, 2020

Real Christianity has always been about transforming our world – not just individual souls:

Christianity is a very practical faith. It of course offers eternal dividends for those who embrace it, but it also has very real implications for life

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Faith and Politics – Again

Sep 7, 2020

As always, some clear thinking on the matter of faith and politics is needed:

Discussions and debates about Christian political involvement will always be with us, and I will need to keep writing about this, as there always seems to

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Please, Do Not Waste Your Life

Aug 17, 2020

Christian, are you wasting your life on that which does not matter?

It is extremely easy to focus exclusively on the here and now. But it is hard to think about, and live for, eternity. We will all live forever,

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On Christian Compromise – and Treason

Aug 5, 2020

What happens when Christians renounce their faith in order to please the state?

My title may sound a bit ominous, but this piece is actually an exercise in theology and church history – with some contemporary application. The main issue

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Where Are the Real Shepherds?

Aug 2, 2020

Where are the bold prophetic voices that are so much needed today?

Now more than ever we need Christian leaders who will stand up and be counted. We need shepherds who will actually lead and not just follow. We need

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Are We Christians Or Secular Humanists?

Jun 28, 2020

More evidence that too many Christians think and act like pagans:

Christians are in the world to have an impact and an influence on non-Christians. At least that is how it is supposed to work. But more often than not,

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Christianity and the Cult of Youth

Jun 5, 2020

Why do so many churches sideline the elderly?

Here is my thesis: just as most of the West has elevated all things youth while ignoring, downplaying or overlooking the elderly, so too in most of Western Christianity. Not everywhere of

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Closing Churches During the Corona Crisis

Apr 1, 2020

What are we to make of forced church closures during this time?

Plenty of changes are happening with COVID-19. One of them is the forced closure of so many churches in the West. Some pastors are defying government orders and

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Crisis, Christianity, and Compassion

Mar 27, 2020

Mass crises have struck us before, and we need to learn from history how Christians have responded:

In dark times, the light of Christ is meant to shine the most. In this present corona crisis it is hoped that individual

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