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Helpful Videos Debunking Darwinism

Mar 11, 2005

Unlocking the Mystery of Life. 60 minutes. Focus on the Family, 2002.
Icons of Evolution. 60 minutes. Focus on the Family, 2002.

The evolving theory of evolution has never been without its critics. But there seems to have

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Violinists are Not Babies

Feb 28, 2005

Helen Pringle in her article, “The case of the violinist and the fetus,” resurrects an old argument in order to shed new light on the abortion debate. She refers to the famous ‘violinist’ argument which Judith Jarvis Thomson first made

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Why Christians are Losing Their Saltiness

Feb 10, 2005

In 1994 Mark Noll wrote an important book entitled The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Eerdmans). In it he argued that the scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is no evangelical mind. That is, we evangelicals are failing

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A review of The Case for a Creator. By Lee Strobel.

Jan 17, 2005

Zondervan Publishing, 2004.

Lee Strobel is an investigative journalist and a former atheist. When he started digging into the truth claims of Christianity, he found the evidence compelling, and became a believer. His investigation into the reliability and truthfulness of

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Kinsey Con Job

Jan 15, 2005

Hollywood is at it again: seeking to defend the indefensible. The release of Kinsey: Let’s Talk About Sex, is another indication of just how out of touch Hollywood is from mainstream culture. It also demonstrates how willing it is

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Disaster Relief and Religion

Jan 12, 2005

While we all shudder at the destruction wrought by the tsunami, we all can applaud the generosity of spirit and compassion that has poured out as a result. Australians have been especially generous. However, writing from a biblical point of

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Is This the Death of Christianity in Australia?

Dec 18, 2004

I just returned from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in Melbourne, where the two Christian pastors have been found guilty of vilifying Muslims. The decision handed down this morning marks the beginning of the end of freedom of speech

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A Closer look at Religion and Violence

Nov 25, 2004

Since Joseph Wakim of the Australian Arabic Council has given us a public lecture on what Christianity is meant to be about, perhaps I can return the favor and offer some comments on the nature of Islam. My main thesis

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So What Is a Family?

Nov 20, 2004

The UN has declared 2004 to be the 10th Anniversary of the 1994 International Year of the Family. If the ruling elites in 1994 could not manage to come up with a definition of family, things have not gotten any

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The Facts on Same-Sex Adoption Rights

Nov 3, 2004

With renewed cries for same-sex adoption rights, some clear thinking is in order. These quick facts will help to separate fact from fiction, and bring a bit of reason back into the debate.

-It is abundantly clear from the social

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