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The Raising of the Cross

Sep 8, 2019

Here we find combined great art and great theology.

Those who are somewhat switched on not just to basic Christianity but to the world of great art will know that I have a double meaning in my title. I refer

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Revival in Scotland

Sep 7, 2019

These books on mighty heaven-sent revival are must reads.

All true Christians long for revival, pray for revival, and love to hear or read about revival. Indeed, studying periods of mighty revival in history is always a rewarding endeavor. It

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Difficult Bible Passages: Ezekiel 23

Sep 6, 2019

Some of the most shocking words in all of Scripture are found in the book of Ezekiel.

There are many parts of the Bible – especially in the Old Testament – that lots of people today would be squeamish about.

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On Religious Freedom Legislation

Sep 4, 2019

Some thoughts on the religious freedom debate.

As most of you would know by now, a draft bill on religious freedom has been released by the federal government. Last week Attorney-General Christian Porter released the draft bill, and already plenty

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Do You Care?

Sep 3, 2019

Do you care about the things that God cares about?

I am not asking a rhetorical question here, but a very real one. Do you care? Of course how you reply depends on what you care about. Many folks care

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Thinking About the End of the World

Sep 2, 2019

How would you live if you knew the world was going to end today?

So what would you do if you knew the world was going to end in 12 hours? Yes I know, the hyper-leftist American Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Media Bias and the Elusive Gay Gene

Aug 31, 2019

And there is still no ‘gay gene’.

This is a rule of thumb that you can take to the bank: Do not believe everything you read in the media. That is especially true of the mainstream media, with its blatant

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Victoria: The Nutjob State

Aug 28, 2019

So now you can legally change your sex at least once every year in Victoria.

When you are driving around the country on lengthy trips, you will sometimes alleviate the boredom by looking at license plates. On them you will

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The Persecution of Christians IS Real

Aug 27, 2019

Yes there is very real persecution of Christians happening in Australia.

Despite what some trendy lefty Christians are trying to tell you, persecution of Christians in Australia (and much of the West) is alive and well. Sure, we are not

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On Compatibilism

Aug 27, 2019

Scripture sees divine sovereignty and human responsibility as being fully compatible – so should we.

When we see a young married couple who seem so close to each other and so perfectly matched, we will speak of how very “compatible”

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On Christian Ministries and Biblical Balance

Aug 26, 2019

We must avoid both being hyper-critical of everything, and being accepting and undiscerning about everything.

As I have said so many times over the years, getting the biblical balance right may be difficult, but it is what all believers must

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Making a Mockery of the Faith

Aug 25, 2019

How should we think of Hollywood and its constant mockery of the faith?

When I recently saw trailers on the television for a new show that mocked Christian televangelists, I had two initial reactions: One, here we go again: Hollywood

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Difficult Bible Passages: Jude 14-15

Aug 23, 2019

How are we to understand NT writers quoting from non-inspired books?

The reason for the difficulty of this passage centres on the issue of the divine inspiration of non-biblical books. Jude quotes from the apocryphal book of Enoch. So the

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