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Celebrating V-E Day (and Christian Hope)

May 9, 2020

The V-E Day celebrations of 75 years ago have nothing on the celebrations Christians will have when Christ returns:

Exactly 75 years ago much of the world was celebrating the defeat of the Nazis and victory in Europe. After six

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Scripture, Reason, and the Holy Spirit

Apr 25, 2020

The Christian needs both brains and the Spirit to rightly understand Scripture:

All Christians believe that God speaks to us through the Bible – not just in the sense that Scripture contains God’s propositional truth for us, but that God

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Corona, Christ, Judgment and Lament

Apr 25, 2020

What is God trying to say to us amid COVID-19?

This is my 44th piece on the coronavirus. The world certainly has changed from just a few months ago. Some of my earlier articles focused on spiritual, biblical and

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God, Man and Corona

Apr 15, 2020

The New York Governor needs to reconsider his anti-God rhetoric:

A recent arrogant outburst by an American political leader reminds me of the words of Jesus to another political leader. In John 19:10-11 we find this exchange between Pontius Pilate

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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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Which Gospel?

Mar 31, 2020

The contrast between the real gospel and a false gospel could not be greater:

The Apostle Paul told us what he thought about those who preach another gospel, and not the real gospel. In Galatians 1:8 he gives us a

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Difficult Bible Passages: Psalm 91:10

Mar 10, 2020

Does this verse mean Christians are exempt from Coronavirus?

With everyone talking about the Coronavirus, many Christians have been appealing to this particular passage. In some translations it says that ‘no plague will come near you’. Are they right to

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Cooperating With God

Feb 28, 2020

Christians cooperate with God in their growth:

Let me preface my remarks with a few qualifying words. First, this will be a rather brief piece. I am on the road again doing some speaking and things are rather busy. So

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The Need For Improved Spiritual Vision

Feb 22, 2020

Most Western Christians are oblivious to the spiritual realities all around us:

We all have varying levels of vision. Some folks are born blind, and never get to see anything – they can only go by the descriptions of others.

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On Common Grace

Feb 8, 2020

We sometimes forget about the important reality of God’s common grace:

As I somewhat anticipated, the article I penned yesterday on moral ability and accountability was misunderstood by some Christians or rather unnecessarily criticised. In my piece I responded to

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Yes, Non-Christians Are Morally Accountable

Feb 7, 2020

What are we to make of the claim, ‘You can’t expect non-believers to act like believers’?

How often have you heard some Christian saying something like the following: ‘Well, we can’t point out the sins of non-believers because they are

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On Religious Sectarianism, Once Again

Jan 28, 2020

I need to keep saying why I believe what I believe:

While there are different forms of sectarianism out there, I am here focusing on that found in the Christian camp. One definition of sectarianism is this: “excessive attachment to

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Yet More Dumb Memes and Sayings

Jan 21, 2020

Christians can say and share the most foolish things:

The world always has been filled with goofy ideas, dumb ideas, and just plain false ideas. But with the advent of the internet, we seem to have far more of them

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