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Where Are All the Leaders?

Mar 31, 2018

Leadership is in short supply nowadays – at least good leadership. There are plenty of leaders, but very few strong, principled, reliable and honest leaders. Corrupt and derelict leadership abounds, but decent leadership that can inspire people and result in

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The People God Uses

Mar 30, 2018

Do you want to be used by God? Do you desire to make your life count for Christ and the Kingdom? Then you better find out what sort of people God uses! Thankfully he has told us this in his

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“He Descended Into Hell”

Mar 27, 2018

Many believers would at least vaguely recognise this phrase. It of course comes from the Apostle’s Creed. But it has been the subject of much debate, and differing interpretations of it have been forthcoming over the centuries. Many believe it

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The Trans War on Truth and Reality

Mar 26, 2018

I told an audience yesterday morning that a good definition of truth is “that which corresponds to reality”. If there is a major mismatch between what you say and the way the world actually works, you might not be speaking

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The Gayification of Everything

Mar 24, 2018

The militant homosexual lobby has been on a search and destroy mission for decades now. And it has recently been joined by its twisted sister, the radical gender bender lobby. Everything is in their sights, and no stone is to

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In Praise of Tough Love

Mar 23, 2018

I find that life is full of things that offer us nice parallels to spiritual truths and lessons. Even brainless television productions can offer us glimpses of spiritual realities. I have written before about various reality TV shows that feature

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Notable Christians: Amy Carmichael

Mar 22, 2018

Amy Wilson Carmichael was an Irish missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough. She wrote many books about the missionary work there, as well as

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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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Bible Study Helps: 1 & 2 Samuel

Mar 19, 2018

In these historical books we learn about how the monarchy in Israel was established. Samuel first anointed Saul as king, and then David. Four main characters are featured in these two books, and a rough outline of the book, at

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Divine or Human Teachers?

Mar 18, 2018

Christians sometimes are told we should just run with God and ignore mere man. Some will even say we should only read the Bible and not waste time with Christian authors. Many of these folks would roundly decry things like

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Helpful Church History Sets

Mar 15, 2018

Given that I love books, church history, and sets, this article makes perfect sense – at least to me! But there are other more helpful reasons to run with a piece such as this. I think all Christians should have

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The Oldest Liberal Theology Trick in the Book

Mar 13, 2018

Theological liberalism is the fake news version of Christianity. It uses God words but strips them of their biblical content. Thus they deny all the key doctrines of the faith or radically reinterpret them. They reject the miraculous and the

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On Heresy Hunters, Again

Mar 12, 2018

Here is a truth you can count on: it does not matter which great Christian leaders you admire, there will always be a host of heresy hunters who will have declared them to be heretics, apostates and now burning in

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Priorities in a Time of Extreme Emergency

Mar 11, 2018

A big part of our problem today is most people – including most Christians – think we are living in normal, conventional and unexceptional times. Everything seems peachy – more or less – and so most folks just go on

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Bible Study Helps: Judges and Ruth

Mar 10, 2018

The events of these books take place between the death of Joshua and the rise of Samuel and Saul and covers a period of some several hundred years. Ruth seems to take place at the same time as the book

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Another Perspective on ‘Pride’ Marches

Mar 6, 2018

To those who participate in them or cheer them on, and for much of the surrounding culture, the various pride marches that homosexuals and others regularly put on are just colourful and vibrant parades. Just like any other festive march,

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