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

Culture Watch - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:55

America, Australia and Abortion Featured

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Cultural decline is always around us. Those people seeking to preserve the good and withstand the bad are always surrounded by forces and folks ever at work to tear down and destroy. There is always darkness and destruction all around us, and those seeking to maintain light and life are routinely...

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Just now as I am penning this piece, someone has the great old hymn, “How Great Thou Art” playing in the background. How utterly relevant. How totally applicable. I just got back from a rather remarkable reunion of sorts. And it took a number of us back – way back.

And I just...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 23:26

Milano and Misopedia Featured

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Who and what? I refer of course to Hollywood lefty Alyssa Milano, and the compound word derived from the Greek: ‘miso’ means hate, and ‘pedo’ refers to children. Milano and so much of the secular left really do seem to hate children. They certainly see abortion as one of the...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 00:04

A Derelict Church and a Moribund Culture Featured

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My thesis, which I have argued before, is fairly simple: the culture is in the state it is in largely because of the condition of the church. When the church does poorly, so does the culture. And the terms I have used in my title were chosen carefully:

-Derelict = in a very poor condition as a...

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Saturday, 11 May 2019 23:39

Mark Latham and the Future of Australia Featured

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In one week the Australian electorate goes to the polls. I may be in America at the moment for a brief period, but the importance of this election is certainly on my mind each and every day. Will the great values of faith, freedom and family be maintained and strengthened, or will they finally be...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 23:28

Militant Sexual Ideology and Mindless Emotivism Featured

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The sexual militants are doing an absolutely terrific job of destroying Western culture. The radical sexual anarchists have been working overtime to dismantle everything that once made the West great. All that we value is in their sights: marriage, family, children, morality, biology and reality...

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 22:28

Stay Away From Canada Featured

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I write this piece while just several hundred miles from the Canadian border. That is because I am enjoying a short visit to Wisconsin at the moment. While it is great to be back, it is frightening to think just what is happening so close by. I am fully aware of how bad things are in Canada when I...

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 16:17

8 Basic Book Buying and Reading Tips Featured

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I realise this will surprise many, but I have been known on occasion to read a book, or to even buy a book! As shocking as that might sound, it is in fact perfectly true. With books being bought and read now and then, I have developed a few rules for myself when it comes to all this.

I have actually...

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Monday, 06 May 2019 13:57

Refusing the Prophetic Word Featured

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I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet. I am not claiming any inspiration, only perspiration. But there certainly have been God-sent prophets of course. Biblical prophets with inspired prophetic words which became part of the biblical canon have been a vital part of how God deals with his...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 15:29

Christians and Technology Featured

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As the old saying goes, Christians are in the world but not of it. Thus, although we live in a fallen, sinful world, we should still seek to be salt and light in it. But we also have citizenship in another country, and we cannot get overly comfortable here.

So we must avoid two unbiblical extremes...

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Saturday, 04 May 2019 16:43

Difficult Bible Passages: Philippians 1:15-18 Featured

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This is another one of those passages which can so easily be misused and abused by some folks. It has to do with the preaching of the gospel, and those who do it with bad motives and the like. But even though this is happening, the Apostle Paul still rejoices that the gospel is being proclaimed....

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Friday, 03 May 2019 16:00

No, Ours Is Not a Star Wars God Featured

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Today is May the Fourth – and may it be with you! This date has now gone down in history as a commemoration of a film – indeed, a whole series of films. The first of the Star Wars films came out in 1977, and they are still going strong. The George Lucas creation is one of the most...

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Most people do not think ahead, do not look at the big picture, and do not consider the long-term. Most at best are only thinking ahead to what they will have for dinner, or what fun they will get up to on the weekend. Sadly many Christians can be included in this myopia and lack of vision. I...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 15:27

Conservatives? What Conservatives? Featured

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It is never a pleasant thing to critique those who are supposed to be on your own side. I don’t really relish asking hard questions of, and offering critical commentary on, those who are supposed to be on my team – at least my same ideological and political team.

But when your team seems...

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People always have at least two choices to make in the face of tyranny, repression, censorship, and attacks on their fundamental rights and freedoms: they can stand up and resist, or they can simply submit and give in. Yes, there may be other options, but when push comes to shove, these are the...

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Hmm, am I allowed to be a bit bothered by some things now and then? Am I allowed to write a whole article about these matters? Am I allowed to go on a little rant once in a while? Of course some folks might think this entire site is one long rant! Well, it is my website so I guess I can rant if I...

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Australia will radically change if Labor wins the May 18 Federal election. This will be true in so many areas, but let me focus on just a few. A Labor victory will mean a massive win for all the radical social and sexual engineers and their hard-core policies. And it will also result in a massive...

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Sunday, 28 April 2019 14:26

What a Waste! Featured

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The world is full of things being wasted. A young person is cut down in the prime of life because of bad choices with drug use for example, and we speak of a wasted life. A fave sports teams may have squandered a large lead and end up losing the game. Plenty of perfectly good food gets thrown out...

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Saturday, 27 April 2019 15:50

On Iconoclasm, Part One Featured

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Let me briefly define things here, then offer a few prefatory remarks. Simply put, iconoclasm – in a religious context – literally means “image-breaking”. It has to do with destroying or removing religious images. Related terms include: -Iconodulism = the religious...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 12:34

Sacred Space and the Trivialisation of God Featured

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Have you noticed? Most new evangelical churches in the West today are deliberately being made NOT to look like a church. They look just like any other building – and that is being done on purpose. There is nothing about the building to indicate that it might in fact be a place of Christian...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:59

Christians Can Say the Dumbest Things Featured

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It can happen to the best of us: we all can say some rather silly and stupid things from time to time. But sadly some folks seem to have made an art form out of this. And it is even much more disturbing when Christians habitually do it. We find this happening far too often, especially with all the...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:51

Sproul on God’s Holy Justice Featured

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Any excuse will do to write another piece on the late R. C. Sproul and one of his all-time classic works. The American theologian and pastor (1939–2017) wrote The Holiness of God back in 1985, with a revised version coming out in 1998.

It really is a superb volume which is always worth...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 15:13

The Conquest of Canaan – Part One Featured

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Whenever another horrible Islamic terrorist attack takes place – and these are now daily occurrences sadly – you will get various Christophobes and/or Islamophiles trying to argue that Christians are just as bad: they too support violence and bloodshed. And as “proof” of...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 15:08

The Conquest of Canaan – Part Two Featured

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This is the conclusion to an article which looks at the issue of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites and various moral and religious problems that can arise as a result. It offers seven considerations in total, the last three of which are found here.

Fifth, we can ask whether the Israelites...

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 15:04

Sri Lanka, Christchurch, Islam and Double Standards Featured

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Here is something you can bank on: most Western media personnel, politicians, and commentators will overwhelmingly have one standard for Muslims and another for Christians – both in terms of what they do and what is done to them. The double standards here are as odious as they are obvious....

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