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On Attending Homosexual Weddings

Apr 17, 2015

I have written on this subject before in bits and pieces, but since it keeps coming up for debate, and since I do not have an entire piece devoted just to this, let me do so here. The latest trigger

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The False Gospel of False Grace

Feb 1, 2015

Here is a biblical truth you can bank on: any gospel which makes it easier for you to sin, and to feel OK about sinning, is not a gospel of Jesus Christ, but comes straight out of the pits of

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Yahweh and Interfaith Dialogue

Jan 14, 2014

“I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” So says Yahweh in Exodus 20:5. The true and living God brooks no rivals, and he will not allow his people to wallow in any false god. We see these themes

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More Recommended Christmas Reading

Nov 25, 2011

OK, it is not quite Christmas yet, but you do need to get presents – for yourself or others. And there is nothing better than getting some good books to give – or to keep – as holiday reading. Here

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Christians and Asylum Seekers

Nov 9, 2010

There is a lot of fuzzy thinking on the issue of asylum seekers, especially from the religious left. They want to take the high moral ground here, criticising those who say we need to be a bit careful about who

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On Sin

Sep 14, 2010

The more important a biblical theme is, the more likely it is to be misunderstood, misrepresented, or mangled altogether. Thus going back to basics is never amiss in the Christian life, and that is why I so often return to

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On Expository Preaching

Jul 25, 2010

This article is somewhat restrictive. First, it is obviously for believers only. But second, most believers may not even be aware of what expository preaching is. This is because sadly most contemporary churches do not offer regular expository preaching.

I

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Books of Note

Feb 23, 2010

In my ongoing, irregular series of shorter book reviews, I offer another batch of volumes I happen to be reading at the moment and wish to recommend. Since they reflect my usual interests, you will find books on theology, apologetics,

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More Recommended Reading

Dec 18, 2008

As has been my occasional habit, I offer another list of recommended reading. The books mentioned here simply happen to be some of the volumes I am reading at the moment. The books cover various subjects, including theology, philosophy of

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Recruiting Kids to Hate God?

Dec 16, 2007

Children’s author Philip Pullman has written a “Dark Trilogy,” the first volume of which, The Golden Compass, is now a major motion picture. Nothing wrong with that, except Mr Pullman is a man on a mission. You see, he

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The Nashville Statement

Aug 30, 2017

Every so often a short, succinct and vigorously reasonable and readable public statement is needed to deal with some of the vital issues of the day. There have been a number of these of late. Here in Australia some of

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The Christophobic ABC Strikes Again

Jul 20, 2017

Never one to let a good chance to attack Christians and tell porkies about Christianity slip away, “our” taxpayer-funded ABC has been at it again. Of course they make a living (at our expense) in doing this. I have lost

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