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“Just As I Am”

Sep 13, 2016

I had various opportunities to hear an American lay preacher and student of revival, Harry Conn last century. He often bemoaned modern evangelicalism and the watered down gospel it offered. He would discuss how our contemporary evangelistic meetings were often

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God, Suffering, Lament, and Mourning

Aug 29, 2016

Oftentimes a diverse and unrelated bunch of events will nicely come together, and inspire a hopefully coherent and unified article. This is one of them. Thinking about brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering in various ways is one

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Identity Madness, Education, and the PC Police

Jul 20, 2016

OK, let’s cut to the quick: the revolutionaries of the left have declared war on everything. They are so intent on destroying Western civilisation and its Judeo-Christian underpinnings that they are quite happy to wreak havoc everywhere and on everyone.

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Independence Day

Jul 4, 2016

Regrettably most people seeing this title will be thinking of a 1996 film, or the brand new sequel to it. (Speaking of which, I enjoyed the first instalment and hope soon to see the second!) But that is not what

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Brexit: The Fallout

Jun 24, 2016

Just as soon as I finished writing my first article on the big Brexit win, it has already become dated. The repercussions just keep pouring in. Since then Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned (to take effect in October), stock

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Homosexuality, Islam and Christianity

Jun 15, 2016

Homosexuality is condemned in all three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. While there are some similarities found on this issue in all three, there are also some major differences. Here I wish to focus on just one aspect of

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Angry Atheists in Action

Jun 7, 2016

Thousands of zealous God-deniers turned up in Washington DC on Saturday for the second ‘Reason Rally’ (the first one was held four years ago). The funny thing about this get-together is how so many folks get all worked up about

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Study To Show Yourself Approved

May 28, 2016

All Christians should be aware of what Paul said in 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (KJV). While newer translations render that

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Dismantling the Trump Myths, Part One

Mar 31, 2016

The cult of Trump has dished up more nonsense, falsehoods and flip-flops than I have seen from any recent presidential candidate. Despite the fact that Trump is a life-long progressive, and one who has supported and financed leftist and Democrat

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We Owe Sinners an Apology

Mar 12, 2016

Yep, we Christians need to say sorry to sinners. How come? Because for far too long we have been making excuses for sinners, making it easy for sinners, trying to cover up for sinners, and seeking to justify sinners. It

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Europe, Refugees and Chaos

Feb 11, 2016

Europe is in a mess. Many think it is on the verge of major crisis, if not collapse, unless something is done quickly. With failed immigration policies, misplaced multiculturalism, and politically correct self-loathing, there is not a day that goes

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Yes Babies are Human

Feb 9, 2016

By now most of you would have seen the Doritos television ad screened during yesterday’s Super Bowl. It was just one of many spiffy ads which appeared during the game, but it seems to have caused the most controversy. Why?

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The Death of Christian Higher Education

Dec 14, 2015

OK, one rather clueless dhimmi does not make an entire institution bad, but one sure has to wonder why such a person is allowed to stay. I refer to America’s most prestigious and well-known Christian liberal arts college, Wheaton College

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World Congress of Families IX

Oct 28, 2015

The ninth World Congress of Families conference is now underway. The four-day conference is being held in Salt Lake City this year, and it may well be one of the largest, with some 4000 delegates. It has only been on

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