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On Tattoos

Jul 7, 2019

OK, I have finally done it – I have penned a piece on tattoos! I have long put off writing a piece on this for various reasons. Indeed, let me open with a few prefatory remarks, which will help explain

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On Critics, and Speculative Theology

Jul 7, 2019

One advantage of having your own interactive website is you can decide what you write and when you wish to write it. And, if need be, you can respond to various attacks or criticisms of your work. If something you

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Difficult Bible Passages: Luke 17:21

Jul 6, 2019

In this series we have examined a number of passages which are not actually difficult as such, but are simply far too often misused and abused. That has long been the case with this text, especially by cultists, those involved

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Will Our Pets Be With Us In Heaven?

Jul 6, 2019

OK, this is not the usual sort of thing I might write about. This is not as hardcore as dealing with, say, creeping sharia or the culture wars. But it is well worth exploring nonetheless. Most people have pets and

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Fake Churches Arrogantly Defying the Living God

Jul 5, 2019

When it comes to God’s intentions for human sexuality, the biblical material is pretty clear. Yet that has not stopped plenty of apostate religious leaders and fake churches from pushing the world’s anti-God agendas. Sadly, so many of them have

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A Big Win Against the Rainbow Behemoth

Jul 4, 2019

Every once in a while we have a win for free speech and for religious liberty. Not often mind you, but occasionally. And one of the biggest threats to our freedoms come from the rainbow tyrants. They are seeking to

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The God of Israel

Jul 1, 2019

“I the Lord do not change.” We find that statement in the Old Testament – in Malachi 3:6. The New Testament affirms the same truth. For example James 1:17 says this: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming

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There Can Be No Peace

Jun 29, 2019

Many people today are proclaiming “peace, peace” when there is no peace. They seem to think that everything is just rosy, and they treat those of us who seek to warn of real dangers and real threats as if we

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Rock Stars and Life Guidance

Jun 27, 2019

Pop stars and rock stars are not usually known as great and enduring moral philosophers. And we should not expect them to be. But nonetheless, often what they say and sing about becomes a creed to live by, at least

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Folau: The Never Ending Story

Jun 26, 2019

Lest people think I might be obsessed with Folau, they need to understand that it is not me who is obsessed, but his many enemies who will just NOT stop their ongoing persecution of him. The folks at GoFundMe thought

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Folau, Faith, Freedom, and Fake Friends

Jun 25, 2019

The Israel Folau story seems to be never ending. But that is because it deals with some of the most important things there are, including the place of religious liberty in an increasingly secular and hostile society. This is NOT

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Folau, the Left, and Double Standards

Jun 24, 2019

When I penned my 15th piece on Israel Folau yesterday, I really thought that would be the last one – for sure! But it seems that every day, if not every hour, a new development arises. New twists and turns

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The Haters and Bigots Are Still After Folau

Jun 23, 2019

Having already written 14 full or partial articles in the past 14 months about Christian Rugby star Israel Folau, I really did not think I would be writing any more. But as anti-Christian bigotry and Folau-bashing keeps ramping up, it

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Worldviews: Ultimately a Theological War

Jun 23, 2019

Everywhere we look we find conflict. There are political wars, there are ideological wars, there are culture wars, and there are religious wars. Overwhelmingly, behind all this is a much larger war – a war of worldviews. To understand the

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