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The Conquest of Canaan – Part One

Apr 23, 2019

Whenever another horrible Islamic terrorist attack takes place – and these are now daily occurrences sadly – you will get various Christophobes and/or Islamophiles trying to argue that Christians are just as bad: they too support violence and bloodshed. And

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The Conquest of Canaan – Part Two

Apr 23, 2019

This is the conclusion to an article which looks at the issue of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites and various moral and religious problems that can arise as a result. It offers seven considerations in total, the last

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We All Have a Role to Play

Mar 20, 2018

In one sense no one is indispensable in God’s Kingdom. God is not bound by us and what we can do for him. He could accomplish all his purposes without us if he so chose. But for some odd reason

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Recommended Reading on War and Peace

Feb 27, 2018

There would be many thousands of volumes written on the issues of war and peace, and for good reason. Issues of life and death are fundamental, and we need to have some sort of ethical framework by which we assess

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Our Darkest Hour

Dec 30, 2017

Great books and great films usually deal with a very dark period of crisis and conflict in which all hope seems to be gone, but then a hero or group of heroes come along to save the day. When all

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Dunkirk

Aug 3, 2017

The new epic war film Dunkirk is doing quite well in the cinemas. I just went to see it, and it is well worth going to. It celebrates and commemorates one of the more amazing operations carried out during WWII.

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Keeping the Military Fit For Service

Jul 27, 2017

The announcement by US President Donald Trump that transsexuals will not be able to serve in the US military has had all the expected hysterical reactions from the lunar left. Democrats, leftists and activists are denouncing Trump and predicting the

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Clueless Christian Peaceniks

Mar 3, 2017

While pacifism has been a minority position within some Christian circles, the overwhelming majority of believers throughout history have recognised that there is a place for the moral and legitimate use of force. Scripture and church history both attest to

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Islam’s Long History of Targeting Europe

Jul 18, 2016

Europe has always been a major target of Islam throughout its 1400-year history. What we see taking place today with jihadist attack in major European cities, Islamic no-go zones in many European locales, and creeping sharia, etc, demonstrates the ongoing

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Wartime, Hollywood and the Gospel

Apr 4, 2016

We have had a lot of wars, and we have had a lot of war films. Often great gospel truths can be found in times of great upheaval and suffering, and wartime certainly brings this out. One of the primary

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Women in Combat Part 2

Feb 19, 2016

The issue of women in the military, and specifically, women in combat, arose again in the US Republican debates. While contenders Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie (who has since dropped out), all supported women in the military, including

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Moral and Political Clarity in an Age of IS

Dec 5, 2015

We live in an age which is so reduced to mere emoting, to clichés, to celebrity opinions, and to 30-second soundbites, that properly dealing with vital issues can be quite difficult indeed. We are so dumbed down, so historically illiterate,

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