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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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:40

On Original Sin – Part One Featured

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Let me begin with a few prefatory remarks. This is just an overview of one Christian issue which Christians can well differ on. I happen to have a point of view on this, but I realise that there is some room to move here. Also, some folks will say this is just theological overkill: ‘Stop, my...

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:35

On Original Sin – Part Two Featured

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The first half of this article introduced the concept of original sin and looked at a number of biblical passages that can be used to support the idea. Here I need to offer some remarks about how this has played out in church history, and what have been some of the theological underpinnings and...

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 15:46

Planned Parenthood’s Proud Passion: Baby Killing Featured

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As if we still needed proof: the firing of Dr. Leana Wen by Planned Parenthood after just nine months in the top job tells us all we need to know about the world’s largest baby killing machine. For daring to suggest that PP should actually offer real medical help to women, and not just push...

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Hmm, it seems it is time for me to vent a little and share some concerns that I have. Not that I have not written on this before – I have done it often, even too often. But since these issues keep arising, I guess I need to keep speaking to it. And I realise that my past pleas on this matter...

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Monday, 15 July 2019 12:09

Pelagianism and the Culture Wars Featured

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Yesterday I did two things which have become the basis for this article. One, I wrote a review of the new book by David Horowitz. Two, I came across a new article by Douglas Wilson. Both men happened to be friends with the late atheist Christopher Hitchens, but that is another matter.

Here I wish to...

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Sunday, 14 July 2019 15:57

A Review of Dark Agenda. By David Horowitz. Featured

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Humanix Books, 2019.

Back in the late 60s while still in my days of rage and rebellion, I religiously read underground newspapers and hard left magazines. Ramparts was one of those, edited by David Horowitz, a key figure in the New Left. The Jewish intellectual was a leading Marxist writer during...

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Sunday, 14 July 2019 13:12

A Piece About Priorities Featured

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Having your own website can be both good and bad. You can write on whatever you want, when you want, and for whatever reason you want. That may seem like a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing, as you might go off in rather odd directions.

This piece might be like that. Some may think it too...

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 14:47

General Principles of Biblical Interpretation Featured

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All Christians should be aware of the overriding importance of rightly handling the Word of God. So much harm to the church and to individual Christians has occurred when we do not carefully and properly interpret the Scriptures. Heresies and cults of course are prime examples of this.

This piece is...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 13:59

On Taking Marriage and Faithfulness Seriously Featured

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We live of course in an age that mocks faithfulness, derides marriage, and pokes fun at personal holiness. Anyone who takes his marriage vows seriously and seeks to be very careful in honouring that by taking care of how he or she interacts with members of the opposite sex will be the stuff of...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:16

On Hermeneutics Featured

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On who? Hermeneutics is simply the practice or discipline of interpretation. Biblical hermeneutics – which is what I discuss here – is about the basic principles of biblical interpretation. In one sense the Bible is like any other book, and certain core interpretive guidelines must be...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:55

Christian Assurance Featured

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Most Christians can struggle at times with doubts about their walk with God. They might question if they really are Christians or not. Such internal struggles may be a good sign indeed – those who are not believers would not even think about such matters or let it worry them.

So asking hard...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:08

It’s the Jolly Poly Perversion Parade Featured

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“Nothing will change” they told us. “Everything will remain the same” they insisted. “Legalising homosexual marriage will impact none of us” they promised. Baloney. It changes everything, just as I and others predicted. Indeed, we knew this was all part of a...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:28

A Bible for Today: The New Progressive Revised Version Featured

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We live in pretty radical times, and so we need some pretty radical solutions for all that ails us. And many people think that our biggest problems include a lack of tolerance and inclusion, and being offended all the time. So how can we deal with these bigtime problems?

Well, one way is to rewrite...

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Monday, 08 July 2019 11:09

It Is Time To Ban the Bible! Featured

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“The Bible is a book of hate speech. It is bigoted, racist, intolerant and reactionary. It brings about division, hatred and exclusion. In our modern progressive society, we simply cannot allow this hate speech to be freely available. In the interests of a loving, harmonious and peaceful...

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 13:48

Book Burnings, Statism and Corporatism Featured

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Ask any tyrant or dictator how best to set up shop, and one of the first answers will be this: totally control the flow of information. Determine what people can see or read – or even think. Ban all books, authors and even ideas which are deemed by the totalist state to be verboten. That...

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Saturday, 06 July 2019 15:39

On Tattoos Featured

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OK, I have finally done it – I have penned a piece on tattoos! I have long put off writing a piece on this for various reasons. Indeed, let me open with a few prefatory remarks, which will help explain my reluctance in going anywhere near this topic!

One. This is one of those topics that far...

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Saturday, 06 July 2019 12:11

On Critics, and Speculative Theology Featured

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One advantage of having your own interactive website is you can decide what you write and when you wish to write it. And, if need be, you can respond to various attacks or criticisms of your work. If something you have written is badly misrepresented or misunderstood, you have the luxury of...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 16:27

Difficult Bible Passages: Luke 17:21 Featured

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In this series we have examined a number of passages which are not actually difficult as such, but are simply far too often misused and abused. That has long been the case with this text, especially by cultists, those involved in Eastern thought, liberal theologians, and those pushing various New...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 13:44

Will Our Pets Be With Us In Heaven? Featured

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OK, this is not the usual sort of thing I might write about. This is not as hardcore as dealing with, say, creeping sharia or the culture wars. But it is well worth exploring nonetheless. Most people have pets and love their pets dearly. And if you are a Christian, you believe this life is simply a...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 13:10

Fake Churches Arrogantly Defying the Living God Featured

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When it comes to God’s intentions for human sexuality, the biblical material is pretty clear. Yet that has not stopped plenty of apostate religious leaders and fake churches from pushing the world’s anti-God agendas. Sadly, so many of them have fully jumped on board the radical...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 13:25

A Big Win Against the Rainbow Behemoth Featured

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Every once in a while we have a win for free speech and for religious liberty. Not often mind you, but occasionally. And one of the biggest threats to our freedoms come from the rainbow tyrants. They are seeking to silence all dissent, and are working overtime in their campaign of anti-Christian...

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Children being thrown out of the classroom for saying there are only two biological genders. Teachers losing their jobs for saying the same thing. Star athletes losing their entire careers for simply quoting from the Bible on their own time. Males claiming to be females sending female athletes to...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 16:48

Should Christians Stand Up For Their Rights? Featured

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That there is a lot of sloppy thinking about Christianity should not surprise us – at least when it is non-Christians who are doing the thinking. What is surprising – and quite worrying – is to find so much sloppy and unbiblical thinking about Christianity coming from Christians.

Th...

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Sunday, 30 June 2019 10:20

The God of Israel Featured

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“I the Lord do not change.” We find that statement in the Old Testament – in Malachi 3:6. The New Testament affirms the same truth. For example James 1:17 says this: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not...

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Saturday, 29 June 2019 11:39

There Is No ‘Proclamation-Free’ Gospel Featured

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For many decades now in the West we have been told that there is no truth, or at best, truth is simply what you believe it to be. Belief in absolute truth, like in absolute morality, is seen to be the height of intolerance, arrogance and divisiveness.

We are told that what is preventing us from all...

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