But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 14:25

Bible Study Helps: Ruth Featured

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Although Ruth is just a short book of only four chapters, it is an important part of the Old Testament story line and deserves careful reading and study. The short and simple story of Ruth is well known. It is a tale of two women. But, as Leon Morris reminds us, it is much more:

“Most of all...

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Sunday, 24 March 2019 14:13

Inclusive Culture of Kiwi Caliphate? Featured

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Having already penned six articles on the horrific Christchurch shooting and its aftermath, it still seems that even more can be said about all this. In my previous pieces I documented the very rapid and very alarming reactions and responses by the powers that be in New Zealand and the West.

I have...

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If you are reading this article – or this website – you are doing well. I really do not believe both will be around a whole lot longer – not the way the crackdown on free speech is going. Throughout the West the forces of intolerance and bigotry – yes, the secular left...

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The only thing that bothers me more than seeing Muslim women being treated as second class citizens is ignorant Christians being utterly clueless when it comes to head coverings. I have written on this matter before but it seems I have to keep writing on this, as rather uninformed and biblically...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 15:25

Show of Support, or Creeping Sharia in New Zealand? Featured

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The nation of New Zealand continues to mourn over the massacre of last week. Today several minutes of silence took place, along with Muslim prayer. While one can understand some of this, certain questions nonetheless arise here. One way to look at all this – from a religious point of view at...

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The Electoral College is admittedly something rather complex, confusing and obscure to many folks – even to many Americans. So just what is it and why is it a vital part of America’s history? Briefly, it is the method by which Presidents of the United States have been elected ever since...

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There is never a shortage of sloppy thinking and faulty understanding concerning most things in life, and this is especially true when it comes to matters pertaining to the Bible. There is so much biblical illiteracy out there that it is really quite alarming, yet that does not deter all those...

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Without Christianity the West as we know it would not exist. It is impossible to separate the many goods of Western civilisation and the massive influence of biblical Christianity. This is true of every area of life, including the West’s legal tradition.

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Monday, 18 March 2019 12:34

Courage in the Face of Battle Featured

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Most of us are not on actual front lines, with machine guns in our hands, bullets flying overhead, and bombs exploding all around us. For that we can all be thankful. And we can also be thankful for those who ARE there, who do serve in this way and help protect our nation and keep us safe.

But there...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 11:43

Further Fallout from Christchurch Featured

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So predictable has been the fallout from the horrible New Zealand massacre that I could have penned this piece a week ago, or a month ago, or a year ago. Details may have changed, but the same underlying narrative remains. More on all this in a moment.

But here is another thing you can bank on: it...

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 15:26

Bible Study Helps: Judges Featured

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The 21 chapters of the book of Judges can make for some rather depressing reading, but they are an important part of Israel’s story and how God worked in the Old Testament. The events of this book take place between the death of Joshua and the rise of Samuel and Saul and the start of the...

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The horrific shooting in Christchurch has left a nation numb, and has forced many people to ask plenty of questions. And lots of questions do indeed remain, although we are now learning much more about the main (sole?) gunman, Brenton Harrison Tarrant.

But so many predictable responses are already...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:12

On the New Zealand Massacre Featured

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Two mosques in Christchurch were targeted by gunmen with multiple fatalities. As I write it seems that around 50 people may have been killed and many injured. This is a horrible day for New Zealand and we need to keep all the victims and their families in our prayers.

One 28-year-old man, who has...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:33

The Leftist Love Affair with Extinction Level Events Featured

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The left seems to have an inordinate love of pushing the most startling gloom and doom scenarios around. They are always on about how death and destruction are just around the corner, and how the doomsday clock is now just a minute to midnight.

And they have some pretty good company here. Hollywood...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 19:00

God, Walls, Borders and Morality Featured

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It has now become almost a truism: the more that various leftists pontificate on God and morality, the more likely they are to be just plain wrong – and certainly unbiblical. The related set of issues concerning border security, asylum seekers, immigration, and walls is a clear case in point.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 13:03

The Blessedness of Brokenness Featured

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Often today the core messages found in Scripture are the very ones NOT being preached in so many of our churches. For example, we have a plethora of churches and preachers whose messages basically major on themes like: have your best life now; think and feel positive; how to have great self-esteem;...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 15:58

Lloyd-Jones on Heresy Featured

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I came upon a great quote by the great Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones today, and so I did a quick hunt for where it originally appeared. It did not take long to find the relevant volume. Given that anything by the Doctor is always worth running with and sharing far and wide, when I found the piece I figured...

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:34

Time To Take a Stand for Sexual Integrity Featured

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A broken culture leads to broken people. And we see this played out massively in the West in general and in Australia in particular with the sexualisation of everything. What was once the reserve of adult company has now become ubiquitous. Hyper-sexuality is now found everywhere, and our children...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 07:46

Exposing the Euthanasia Myths Featured

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How can we tell if we are living in a safe and protective culture or in a toxic and hostile culture? There are various ways to assess this. But one clear test of any caring and compassionate culture is whether the right to life is a central and fundamental feature of it.

If not, then we are in a...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 07:36

Trans Sport and the Assault on Women Featured

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My thesis is simple: if you say you care about women, you should be fully against transgenderism in sport. Put another way, if you fully favour trans sports, you really have a very low view of women. Yes it really is that black and white.

Men and women are different. Until just recently this was a...

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Monday, 04 March 2019 14:33

Time To Expose the Radical Gender Ideology Featured

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The times they are a changin’, as Bob Dylan once crooned. No question about that. I have seen plenty of major changes during the course of my rather short lifetime. The world a century ago looked far, far different than it does today.

While things like homosexuality and the like certainly...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 14:28

Children Go to the Back of the Queue Featured

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That the West has a schizophrenic view of children and their wellbeing is an understatement. We go on and on about not separating children from their parents, as in debates over refugees and asylum seekers, but we extol as a human right the slaughter of unborn children. Um, it makes no sense to be...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 08:34

Shamima Begum: Is Wright Wrong Again? Featured

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One does not glibly nor lightly quarrel in public with a world-renown theologian. Indeed, when it comes to theological matters, I am more than happy just to walk humbly and cautiously before an esteemed New Testament scholar such as N. T. Wright.

But when Wright wanders into public policy...

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Friday, 01 March 2019 09:35

Without Form and Void – On Donuts and Bureaucracy Featured

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There may be a number of folks who think my articles are rather useless and not worth pursuing. Obviously I would tend to differ. But here I will have to agree with them: this a completely useless and totally unimportant piece. In fact, it is simply my attempt at a bit of admittedly lame humour to...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:36

Sex Cults and Killer Cults: Now and Then Featured

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There is not much new under the sun as the writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us, and a basic knowledge of the past 2000 years of church history can help us quite a lot, especially to help us avoid past mistakes. And cultic and heretical groups all around us are one such thing we all should seek to be...

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