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Roger Scruton, RIP

Jan 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the passing of the remarkable Sir Roger Scruton

It was not my intention to write a piece on the great Roger Scruton when I learned that he had just passed away on Sunday. But when a

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The New Age Jesus Versus the Biblical Jesus

Dec 31, 2019

Jesus of the Bible is NOT the Jesus of the new spiritualities:

The various new spiritualities, including the New Age Movement (NAM), have sought to completely reinvent Jesus, making him into their own Eastern image. They distort and deny the

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The New Age Movement Versus Christianity

Dec 31, 2019

New Age thought and the new spiritualities have nothing in common with biblical Christianity:

The term “New Age” appeared in the 1980s, but many (including myself in my hippy days) were into this sort of stuff even much earlier. It

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Muhammad Versus Jesus

Dec 30, 2019

What are the differences between Jesus and Muhammad?

The founder of Islam is revered by millions, but when we compare his life and teachings with that of Jesus Christ, we find some very major contrasts and differences. When we examine

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World Religions Versus Christianity

Dec 29, 2019

How does Christianity differ from all the other world religions?

Although wildly ambitious and seemingly foolish to write on such a massive topic, with billions of words already having come forth on this, let me try nonetheless to offer a

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Buddha Versus Jesus

Dec 28, 2019

What are the key differences between Buddha and Jesus?

Buddhism, an offshoot of Hinduism, is a major Eastern religion which differs markedly from biblical Christianity. And Buddha differs markedly from Jesus. Let me begin with a brief overview of his

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Reincarnation Versus Resurrection

Dec 27, 2019

Is the concept of reincarnation compatible with biblical Christianity?

Here is something you can count on: those who insist that all religions are basically the same really do not know much about them. No one who actually knows something about

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Karma Versus Christianity

Dec 26, 2019

Can Biblical Christianity and karma coexist?

Is the Eastern concept of karma the same as some principles found in biblical Christianity? The short answer is no: karma and grace are as profoundly different as are Eastern religions and Christianity. But

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The (Failed) Vision of the Anointed

Nov 26, 2019

If you ever wonder why leaders and experts screw up so many things, this should answer your questions:

Sometimes the best way to share truth in a truth-starved world is to simply revisit great thinkers and great thoughts from the

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Philosophy: A Guide For Christians

Oct 20, 2019

Christians should be interested in philosophy. Here are 22 books that make that case:

I realise that by using the ‘P’ word I may have lost the great majority of my Christian audience. They may be asking, “What? Philosophy? Why

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Abortion, the Media, and the War on Truth

Oct 12, 2019

Another peaceful pro-life march, and another handful of demonised haters:

We have two things constantly going on in the West: we have reality and the truth on the one hand, and we have the mainstream media’s spin on things on

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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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