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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Friday, 17 November 2017 11:04

Homosexual Marriage Always Trumps Religious Freedom Featured

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Here are some home truths on the homosexual revolution sweeping the West, and implications for all sorts of freedoms, including religious freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of conscience:

-Whenever the state enacts something into law, corresponding duties and obligations are imposed on everyone,...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:52

More Reflections on the Marriage Vote Featured

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The homosexual marriage vote in Australia was only announced a few days ago, but we already see where all this is taking us. Let me offer here a number of random, but loosely related, observations and assessments, including many that have to do with the spiritual implications of all this.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:36

Christian Reflections on the Homosexual Marriage Vote Featured

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I have already written an article on the ‘yes’ vote win on homosexual marriage in Australia. Another article will soon appear looking in more detail at the political, social, legal and cultural implications. But here I wish to simply speak to some issues as a biblical Christian.

The...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 07:12

Marriage Vote: ‘Yes’ Wins Featured

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After a long, protracted and often bitter few months of debate, electioneering and controversy, the vote is finally now in: the “Yes” vote has won. The results have just been released, and the percentages are these; 62% yes and 38% no. This is a tremendous disappointment in so many ways....

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Monday, 13 November 2017 17:55

Be Careful About Those Who Praise You Featured

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This may sound like another rather odd article, so bear with me! But it seems to me that the Christian leader can be damaged just as much from a lot of criticism as from a lot of praise. Let me explain. I have written often about how any Christian who is in the public spotlight, or takes a stand...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 12:46

Time to Bury the Church of England? Featured

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This is not my first article on the Church of England, nor is it likely to be the last. But I have to ask how many more I will write before the CoE has officially sailed off into the setting sun, never to be seen again. Each new month finds new horror stories about this once great ecclesiastical...

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When Jesus was involved in a heated exchange with the fake believers of his day, he called them out in no uncertain terms. While they were going on about having Abraham as their father, Jesus cut to the quick and said they actually had the devil as their father.

They certainly were not real children...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 10:19

Socialism, Social Justice and the Church Featured

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There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the wellbeing of your neighbour. But there is plenty wrong in thinking that more Big Government is the answer. Plenty of the social justice warriors (SJWs) on the Left never lift a finger to actually help their neighbour – but they are more...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 11:45

Marxism, Mass Murder, and Historical Amnesia Featured

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When Santayana told us to never ignore the lessons of history lest we repeat its mistakes, he could not have been more correct. And those who do study history see his advice being played out – that is, ignored – all the time: historical mistakes are being replicated constantly for the...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:16

The Trans Cult Really is a Cult Featured

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All cults have several common features. A quite basic one is this: once a person gets sucked into it, it is very difficult to get out of it. Indeed, it is seen as an act of treason and betrayal to seek to leave the cult. That in part is what makes cults so dangerous and so sinister.

So too with the...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 13:00

Say Goodbye to White Ribbon Featured

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White who? A fair question. White Ribbon is an organisation dedicated to stopping violence against women. One description runs as follows: “The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls.”

A noble cause of course....

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 15:24

More Bible-Denying Church Leaders Featured

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A Christian pastor has recently said this: ‘how urgent is our need to say sorry, and to embark on what will be a long and painful process of reconciliation. To that end, all Christians are invited to add their names to a National Apology to fornicating and adulterous fellow Australians, which...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 11:02

In Praise of Controversy and Dogmatism Featured

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We live in an age where the last thing most folks – including most Christians – want to hear about is controversy and dogmatism. This is the sort of stuff people flee from. We have been indoctrinated into believing that the highest virtue is to simply get along...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 10:54

On Quoting Others Featured

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OK, another rather odd-sounding article. ‘You are writing an entire piece on quoting others?’ Well yes, I am. And there is a reason for it. You see, I get into trouble quite often when I quote folks, and I get rather tired of having to explain yet again why I do quote some folks.

So in...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 14:48

Just What is the Gospel? Featured

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Theology matters. Having wrong theology can result in people heading to a lost eternity. That is why we must get what we believe right. That is why we must get the gospel right. And that is why we must regularly affirm and reaffirm just what the gospel message is.

I have written often on this topic,...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 16:11

Luther, the Cross, and Divine Love Featured

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With it being just a few days past the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 theses, it is worth looking at a particular aspect of Luther’s theology. Just six months after his famous theses were posted, he took part in a disputation (discussion) at Heidelberg.

At this meeting...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:24

Megachurch Leader Fudges Vital Social Question Featured

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Place: London Date: October 30, 1817 Occasion: Interview with the London Times Subject: Should the church take a stand on slavery?

Here is how the newspaper began with this story:

“Hill Christian Church is seen as this hip, progressive church that’s drawn huge crowds, but it’s...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 13:55

Activists Silencing the Masses Featured

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One of the clearest lessons to be derived from the current Australian homosexual marriage debate and vote is just how the other side operates. The whole nation can now see for themselves that the side that screams the most about acceptance, diversity and tolerance are nothing of the sort.

The cases...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:15

Tears in Heaven Featured

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Life in this world is filled with tears. And if this life was all there was, then this would be terribly tragic indeed. But the Christian believes there is much more than this life, and that one day all tears will be wiped away. But in the meantime, the suffering, heartbreak and hardship seems...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 16:52

The Trans Cult and the War on Our Children Featured

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The trans militants, like all the other social revolutionaries, will claim they have the wellbeing of society and children at heart. But nothing could be further from the truth. If you want to destroy society and harm countless young people, simply foist upon them radical social agendas that have...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 12:34

The Tragic Reality of Christian Illiteracy Featured

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When I speak of Christians being illiterate, I have far more in mind than just the inability of some to properly read and write – in that they are simply the product of the modern Western education. But I am speaking here of a wider sort of illiteracy, one that is as regrettable as it is...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:52

Yes, Children Need Their Mother and Father Featured

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Back in 1991 I wrote these words: “No matter how caring and loving, a surrogate care-giver can never replace a mother – or father – in providing security, love and a sense of self-worth to young children. Yet in a society which is becoming increasingly characterised by alienation,...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 10:26

Weinstein and the Costs of the Sexual Revolution Featured

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Reading like a Who’s Who of Hollywood actresses, the number of women who have come forward and claimed that they were raped or sexually assaulted and harassed by film producer Harvey Weinstein is now well over 60 and still climbing.

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 16:10

Vignettes from the Passing Trans Madness Featured

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Like a bout of bad turbulence on an airplane flight – it is terrible to go through but you hope it will end eventually – living in the West in these moonbeam times can be quite a ride. It seems to get worse by the day, and one simply hopes and prays that it will all come to a speedy and...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:34

Trans Sanity is Destroying Women (and Everything Else) Featured

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imageHow many articles must one pen to alert us to the fact that the West is now but a shadow of its former self? It is so far down the mental and moral sewer that one wonders if it is any longer redeemable. And leading the way here is the utterly bizarre freak show known as the transgender revolution.

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