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CultureWatch Turns Thirteen

Apr 5, 2019

Today, April 5, we commemorate various historical milestones. For example, in 1955 Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Great Britain. But I want to look at another event – one that occurred 13 years ago today. On April 5,

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Unplanned, Abortion and the Gospel

Apr 3, 2019

I believe that the abortion debate is a gospel issue. It is vitally important to our Lord, and it should be vitally important to us. In the same way Christian abolitionist William Wilberforce believed that slavery was a gospel issue.

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Difficult Bible Passages: 2 Kings 2:23-25

Apr 2, 2019

This is a passage that bothers many people. Some find it to be quite appalling in fact. As Peter Leithart remarks, it is “one of the most controversial passages in Scripture.” The problem is this: it seems that a prophet

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On the Ominous US “Equality Act”

Apr 1, 2019

Often the most diabolical things are dressed up with the most pleasant-sounding words and packaging. Consider new “equality” legislation currently being pushed in the US Congress. Ah, equality – who doesn’t love and value equality? Isn’t that as American as

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The War Against Unplanned

Mar 31, 2019

I have met Abby Johnson, the former abortionist and Planned Parenthood clinic director. She certainly is not the evil person many try to make her out to be. But you would think she is a really horrible person, given the

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Prayer, Faith and Testing God

Mar 29, 2019

OK, these are certainly some rather large topics that I am attempting to cover in a very short article. But it follows on from a piece I penned yesterday on the absence or silence of God. In it I mentioned

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Divine Hiddenness: On God’s Silence

Mar 28, 2019

Many believers throughout the ages have experienced what appears to be the silence, absence, distance, hiddenness, or unresponsiveness of God. Prayers seem to be unanswered, God seems to be nowhere near, and we can have a sense of divine abandonment,

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Bible Study Helps: Ruth

Mar 25, 2019

Although Ruth is just a short book of only four chapters, it is an important part of the Old Testament story line and deserves careful reading and study. The short and simple story of Ruth is well known. It is

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Inclusive Culture or Kiwi Caliphate?

Mar 25, 2019

Having already penned six articles on the horrific Christchurch shooting and its aftermath, it still seems that even more can be said about all this. In my previous pieces I documented the very rapid and very alarming reactions and responses

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