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Basic Bible Study Tools

Jan 2, 2018

Some of you have taken up my challenge to use the New Year to begin serious reading of the Bible. Because many of you have never read the whole Bible through, I have urged you to give it a try,

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Our Darkest Hour

Dec 30, 2017

Great books and great films usually deal with a very dark period of crisis and conflict in which all hope seems to be gone, but then a hero or group of heroes come along to save the day. When all

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Which Jesus Will You Face?

Dec 29, 2017

Here is a truth you can take to the grave – and beyond. Every person on this planet will have to deal with Jesus Christ. And to put it at its most basic, we will have only two ways to

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Responding to the Islamisation of the West

Dec 27, 2017

Throughout much of the West major cities have large concrete blocks placed around high-traffic pedestrian areas. So what is that all about? Works of modern art? Not quite – they are security bollards. Security from what? Well, sadly, from basically

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Jesus Was Not a Refugee

Dec 26, 2017

It has become routine at this time of the year for activists, social justice warriors, religious leftists and others to seek to politicise the Christmas story. Instead of simply rejoicing in the Incarnation and the arrival of the Messiah, many

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Melbourne Terrorism and Truth Denial

Dec 22, 2017

As I said at the end of my article yesterday about the latest terror attack in Melbourne, it is interesting how it always seems to boil down to one common factor: no, not Islam, but mental illness! This is the

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Terrorism in Melbourne, Once Again

Dec 21, 2017

Another day, another terror attack, this time yet again on the busy streets of Melbourne. So far at least 14 people have been taken to hospital for treatment after a speeding SUV ploughed down crowds of pedestrians in one of

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The Deity of Jesus Affirmed

Dec 17, 2017

There are various ways heretical and cultic groups seek to deny the doctrine of the deity of Christ. To cover all of them here would require quite a few articles. So I wish to look at just two English phrases

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Christology: A Select Bibliography

Dec 16, 2017

Christianity is Christ, and when we get Christ wrong we get Christianity wrong. Anything as important as getting right who Jesus is and what he did will mean plenty of heretical and cultic views arise. Thus it is no wonder

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The Deity of Christ

Dec 15, 2017

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the contention that Jesus Christ is God, the second person of the Trinity. The orthodox formulation of the doctrine of the triune God is to say that there is one God

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Say No to No-Fault Divorce

Dec 13, 2017

I notice that an American reality TV show about divorce called Untying the Knot is now on Australian television. It seems to have aired in the US for a few years, and we now have the pleasure of having to

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