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Green Religion

Aug 21, 2019

When people stop believing in God, they do not become irreligious – they simply find new gods to worship.

Everyone is religious. Christians are religious. Hindus are religious. Muslims are religious. And believe it or not, atheists are also religious,

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On Apologetics Systems

Aug 1, 2019

There are various systems or methods in Christian apologetics. Here are some of the main ones.

I realise that I may be writing for a rather limited audience here, but some folks might find this article helpful. It has to

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Hey, Whatever Makes You Happy!

Aug 1, 2019

Letting mere “happiness” be your guide in life can be a recipe for disaster.

One of the dumbest ideas held by way too many people today is this: ‘As long as it makes you happy, go for it.’ This has

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Rock Stars and Life Guidance

Jun 27, 2019

Pop stars and rock stars are not usually known as great and enduring moral philosophers. And we should not expect them to be. But nonetheless, often what they say and sing about becomes a creed to live by, at least

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Worldviews: Ultimately a Theological War

Jun 23, 2019

Everywhere we look we find conflict. There are political wars, there are ideological wars, there are culture wars, and there are religious wars. Overwhelmingly, behind all this is a much larger war – a war of worldviews. To understand the

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“As Long As It Makes You Happy”

Jun 21, 2019

One of the dumbest bits of advice anyone can give you is to run with whatever makes you happy. This has become an unofficial default ethical principle for most people in the West. They may not always be able to

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Christians and Technology

May 6, 2019

As the old saying goes, Christians are in the world but not of it. Thus, although we live in a fallen, sinful world, we should still seek to be salt and light in it. But we also have citizenship in

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No, Ours Is Not a Star Wars God

May 4, 2019

Today is May the Fourth – and may it be with you! This date has now gone down in history as a commemoration of a film – indeed, a whole series of films. The first of the Star Wars films

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Conservatives? What Conservatives?

May 2, 2019

It is never a pleasant thing to critique those who are supposed to be on your own side. I don’t really relish asking hard questions of, and offering critical commentary on, those who are supposed to be on my team

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On Restoring Notre Dame

Apr 20, 2019

Plenty of money has already been raised for the reconstruction and restoration of the damaged Notre Dame cathedral. And plenty of discussion and debate has already ensued about all this. Should it be rebuilt? Are we moderns even capable of

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On Being a Cultural Missionary

Apr 20, 2019

After the Apostle Paul had a radical conversion, he began to fearlessly proclaim the gospel, first to his fellow Jews. He then of course made a move into a rather different culture: that of the Greek-speaking Gentile world. Although his

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Notre Dame and the Fate of the West

Apr 17, 2019

With the cause of the blaze that took down much of Notre Dame still uncertain (was it an accident, or arson, or terrorism?), many commentators have already noted the deep symbolism of the event. While the smoke still rises, many

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The Cult of Violent Vegan Vigilantism

Apr 8, 2019

There is never a dull moment when you wake up each day and check out the morning news. When I looked at my news feed this morning it was filled with story after story about radical vegans causing mischief and

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Contending for the Permanent Things

Nov 14, 2018

The fight for truth, for faith, for morality, for humanity, and for civilisation is perennial. That is because the enemies of these things are ever at work, ever seeking to undermine and destroy that which they hate. Because the permanent

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The Death of Truth

Oct 11, 2018

Either truth is objective, universal, and independent of our personal opinions or it is not. If not, then it is no longer truth. For truth is that which exists above and beyond our preferences, tastes and desires. This is what

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