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How Global Jihad is Being Accomplished

Jan 12, 2010

We are all aware of the obvious means by which Islamists are extending Islam throughout the world, and how they are attempting to establish a universal caliphate. The use of terror is a major part of jihadist expansionism. Suicide bombers

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Peace on Earth and Interfaith Dialogue

Nov 30, 2008

There are all sorts of reasons why people get involved in interfaith dialogue. Some are better than others. Some Christians, for example, may think in so doing they are being Christlike, or fulfilling biblical injunctions to be peacemakers and the

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Disembowelling the Christian Faith

Feb 28, 2007

I should have known better. Last week the Melbourne Age printed a strange opinion piece by a former Catholic, Catherine Deveny, who now calls herself an atheist for Jesus. It was an odd piece indeed, outlining her reasons for atheism.

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The New British Totalitarians

Apr 21, 2009

Of all the countries I have monitored over the past few years, Britain is certainly at the top of my list. It seems on a weekly basis a new case of idiocy and coercive utopianism emanates from this nation. It

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An Assessment of the EA Paper on Homosexuality

Jul 13, 2006

The Evangelical Alliance has recently released a paper entitled “Same-Sex Relationships and the Law”. The nine page document also has a five-page “Statement on Marriage and the Family” added to it. Both were penned by Brian Edgar of the EA,

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How Not to Think Bioethically

Feb 28, 2003

The Victorian Government has recently issued a draft code on reproductive technology, stem cells and embryo research. It has been written by the Stem Cell Code of Practice Working Group. The document is entitled, “Draft Code of Ethical Practice for

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Mother Wars

Jul 3, 2001

The battle over motherhood continues unabated, with a recent controversy re-igniting a long standing debate. In the one corner are those who feel that government policies tend to penalise stay at home mums, while rewarding those who move into the

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God, Satan and Self

Aug 14, 2016

This is a theological and biblical exercise, dealing with topics that have been debated for centuries. Indeed, entire libraries have been written on such topics, so this is going to be the briefest of brief introductions to it all. But

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Trans-Madness: Women and Children Last

May 21, 2016

When the West was still moral, rational, and Christian, a core principle was ‘women and children first’. But the West is no longer any of these things, so we have declared that it’s every man for himself, and women and

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Christ Our Redeemer

May 11, 2016

While salvation comes as a free gift (Ephesians 2:8-9) it was incredibly costly to achieve. It cost Christ his life, so that he might redeem or ransom sinners and restore them to God. A great price was paid so that

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Reagan, Life and Liberty

Feb 7, 2016

Exactly 105 years ago US President Ronald Reagan was born. The great man made a number of transitions during his life. He of course began as an actor and ended up as a politician. And he transitioned politically as well,

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He Started It, We Must Finish It

Nov 2, 2015

I was rather excited when doing my daily reading – now in the end of Luke’s gospel – this morning at 4am. No I am not a real spiritual guy – jetlag does this to me with early morning risings.

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Apostasy’s Bitter Fruit

Oct 6, 2015

Sin leads to more sin, and error leads to more error. When we reject God and his Word – even if claiming to represent him – we begin the steep descent into increasing rebellion, idolatry and apostasy. We have the

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Whittaker Chambers, Witness, and Hope

Oct 2, 2015

Although the times can seem very dark, there is always hope. When Communism was threatening the entire globe, one hard-core Communist made the bold decision to renounce it, and embrace Christianity instead. I refer to the very important figure of

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