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Now They Are Cancelling Dawkins

Sep 30, 2020

Cancel culture is censorship culture:

The cancel culture is alive and well, and getting worse by the day. Usually the targets are Christians and conservatives – especially Christian conservatives. But so bad has this toxic movement become that now it

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Yes, Jesus Got Angry

Sep 29, 2020

Anger is part of the biblical presentation of Jesus:

Was Jesus ever angry? If so, what angered him? Those questions will be answered differently, depending on where a person is at. Some of those who are part of the trendy

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Speaking Truth To Power

Sep 25, 2020

Yes Christians are called to speak truth to power:

I realise that those who use the phrase found in my title are often those of the left – including the religious left and the social justice warriors. But it should

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Fake Christians, Fake Compassion

Sep 24, 2020

We must avoid like the plague fake Christians pushing fake gospels:

When Donald Trump popularised the notion of “fake news” he was certainly onto something. Without question there is plenty of fake news out there. But there is no end

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Dan Andrews, Dictatorship, and Pre-Crime

Sep 23, 2020

This is the most ominous attack on our freedoms and democratic rights ever seen in Australia:

If you are wondering if you are now living through the 2002 sci fi film Minority Report starring Tom Cruise, you would be quite

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Fathers and Sons

Sep 21, 2020

Some personal and devotional reflections on fathers and sons:

OK, this will be something of a spiritual mixed salad, with various bits thrown in together: the closing verses of the Old Testament coupled with a New Testament parable, tied together

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Worthless Religious Leadership

Sep 21, 2020

It is time to distinguish good from bad religious leaders:

Sadly, in our churches today there are plenty of worthless religious leaders. They are not just worthless – they are evil. They are false shepherds who are leading the people

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Barrett, SCOTUS and Abortion

Sep 19, 2020

What are we to make of Amy Coney Barrett, the possible Trump nominee for SCOTUS?

With the passing of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today, the US Supreme Court is down to eight justices. Ginsburg died of cancer at age 87.

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Full-Tilt Dictatorship Planned for Victoria

Sep 19, 2020

Now the Dictator wants Victorians locked down indefinitely, with arbitrary arrests being planned:

There are few things more dangerous than an arrogant and out-of-control political ruler who has a messiah complex and a horde of cult followers. History tells us

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Hope in Hopeless Times

Sep 17, 2020

Hope and trust are needed in these difficult days:

Millions of people the world over have been wondering how long things will keep going the way they have been. It is not just a global virus, but various government responses

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Safeguards? What Safeguards?

Sep 16, 2020

There are no real safeguards when we legalise euthanasia:

When it comes to the issue of euthanasia, here is a truth you can bank on: the more the pro-death folks talk about how “safe” things will be because of all

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Further Reflections on the Current Crisis

Sep 15, 2020

2020 has been quite a year. Here are some reflections on the current state of play:

I here offer more thoughts on the corona crisis, especially on the rather nightmarish situations as found in Victoria and Queensland. Not only is

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Two Views of the State

Sep 13, 2020

We need a realistic and holistic view of civil government:

Christians are always to run with the total biblical message, and to proclaim the full counsel of God. They are not to pick and choose those bits of the Bible

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Yes We Should Hate Evil

Sep 12, 2020

Real love always discriminates between right and wrong, good and evil:

Plenty of Christians love to talk about love – and rightly so. It is a major attribute of God and is a major fruit of the Spirit, to be

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