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Peace At Any Price

Sep 18, 2011

There comes a time in the life of any Christian leader when he has to decide just who he will serve. Will he go the easy way, or the way that God directs? Will he seek to please men or

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How To Live a Quiet and Peaceful Life

Aug 3, 2011

Good news folks: I have discovered the secret to being able to live a life with no conflict, no disquiet, no opposition, and no rough sailing. Of course not every trouble and difficulty in life will be avoided, but one

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The Reigning Kingdom of Self

Aug 31, 2010

The cult of self is of course endemic in Western culture. Yet to a large degree, the kingdom of self has invaded the kingdom of God as well. In many ways the church today has traded self-denial for self-fulfillment. Christians

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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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There Is Hope

Sep 24, 2016

If God did not exist, we would be without hope. But because he does, there is always hope. All this may sound like a cliché to many, but as the days grow darker, the need to reaffirm this basic truth

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Habakkuk, Trust, God and the Nations

Sep 18, 2016

The book of Habakkuk is as amazing as it is brief. Three short chapters totaling just 56 verses contain so much theological, pastoral and apologetic richness. In many ways it is a lament (Habakkuk taking his complaints to God) as

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Thank You

Sep 14, 2016

One can never say “thank you” too often, especially when it is well deserved. I have often thought about how I need to do this more often – especially in relation to my ministry of which CultureWatch is a major

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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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Islam’s Long History of Targeting Europe

Jul 18, 2016

Europe has always been a major target of Islam throughout its 1400-year history. What we see taking place today with jihadist attack in major European cities, Islamic no-go zones in many European locales, and creeping sharia, etc, demonstrates the ongoing

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You Have Enemies? Good

Jun 10, 2016

I am reading through the Psalms once again. One thing that stands out like a sore thumb is how often David or the psalmist speaks about enemies. It is a constant theme throughout all 150 psalms, and when something is

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Dealing With the New Trans-Madness

Oct 24, 2015

The recent announcement that Bruce Jenner will be named “Woman of the Year” highlights the fact that a war on reality has been declared, and insanity now rules our elites – at least in the West. And the entire transgender

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Jesus, Judgment and Sinners

Oct 6, 2015

Christians are meant to be students of the Word. We should always do things by the Book – the Word of God. Our marching orders and instructions should always come from Scripture, not from popular opinion, not from trendy movements,

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Christian Emotional Bungee Jumpers

Sep 21, 2015

I hate to say it, but the church is full of Christians who live by their emotions. Of course much of the Western world is comprised of such folks, but the sad thing is to see the church inundated with

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Facing Up To Persecution

Aug 3, 2015

Hands up, who enjoys persecution? OK, so no one does. Fair enough. I don’t either. But whether or not we like something has nothing to do with if it is bound to happen. And the Bible makes it perfectly clear

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Um Yes, Jesus Would Discriminate

Jul 8, 2015

There are so many clueless Christians out there who are peddling so much unbiblical nonsense that I despair greatly for the state of today’s church. While we expect worldlings to promote worldly nonsense, we don’t expect Christians to. Or at

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