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The Case For Christian Social Involvement

Oct 10, 1997

Martin Niemoller was a decorated submarine commander in WW I, an ardent nationalist and a pastor in Germany. At first he welcomed the rise to power of Adolf Hitler. Later, however, he realised that Hitler was heading the wrong way,

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A review of The Feminist Gospel. By Mary Kassian.

Apr 10, 1993

Crossway Books, 1992.

Several good critiques of religious feminism have appeared lately, including two from Ignatius Press: Ungodly Rage, by Donna Steichen, and What Will Happen to God: Feminism and the Reconstruction of Christian Belief, by William Oddie.

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How Evangelicals Became Theological Liberals

Jul 7, 2016

Evangelical Christianity has long been known for its emphasis on theological orthodoxy, a high view of Scripture, and an adherence to sound doctrine. Indeed, one of the defining distinctions between evangelicals and theological liberals over the past few centuries was

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Abortion, Prosecution, Ethics and the Law

May 19, 2016

One issue that often arises in pro-life discussions is whether or not the woman having an abortion should be charged with, and prosecuted for, a crime. It is an important question and one in which prolifers can differ on. Most

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Dealing with Cults

Jan 6, 2016

Just this morning a Christian friend in another country contacted me, greatly worried about family members who had obviously gotten themselves involved in a deceptive and nutty cult. She was terribly concerned – and rightly so – about all this

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Josiah, Revival and the Word of God

Dec 27, 2015

The need of the hour is revival. All believers should be praying for heaven-sent, life-changing revival. Without it the West looks to be all but finished. While whole libraries have been filled with books on revival, let me look at

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And Even More Dumb Quotes and Posters

Dec 21, 2015

As part of my ongoing series on dumb sayings and posters, I offer a few more for your enjoyment and edification. Given that the social media supplies us with a non-stop supply of such things, I have a bottomless well

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Whither Singapore’s Soul?

Nov 18, 2015

It may be rather odd to speak about the soul of a nation, but I refer here to the religious and ideological makeup of this amazing nation-state, and how it might fare in years to come. It is a unique

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How Not to Think About Abortion

Oct 12, 2015

That the pro-abortion camp is happy to push myths, misinformation and falsehoods about abortion is fully expected, but when Christian leaders do much the same then you begin to realise why the church is in such a mess. One of

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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 Missions and Colonialism

Sep 1, 2015

There are plenty of objections which have been raised against Christianity over the centuries. One common complaint is that the history of Christian missions is really the history of oppression, imperialism, chauvinism, exploitation, Eurocentrism, and ugly colonialism.

This is standard

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Liberation Theology and Marxism

May 5, 2015

We do not hear all that much about liberation theology nowadays. But it certainly was a major issue in the 70s and 80s, and I wrote extensively about it at the time. Although primarily a phenomena of Latin America, and

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The Consumerist, Market-Orientated Church

Mar 28, 2015

Sadly much of Western Christendom has fallen into two related traps: most Christians are just as consumeristic and materialistic as any non-Christian; and much of our church promotion centres on secular marketing methodology and a fixation on entertainment.

We are

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