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

Myrtlefield House, 2018-2019.

A new series of books on Christian apologetics and worldview analysis is worth being aware of:

This new six-volume set of books on Christian apologetics is a very useful resource indeed. Coming in at some 1850 pages, it covers most of the key areas when it comes to...

Read more

Friday, 17 January 2020 10:58

God Sees, God Knows, God Cares Featured

Written by

God not only knows what we are going through; he also acts on our behalf:

That God knows everything and is aware of everything is a biblical given. He is God after all, and that includes his omniscience. He sees all things that are happening, and he knows what we are going through. And his knowledge...

Read more

Thursday, 16 January 2020 10:03

Yes, the Devil is Real Featured

Written by

Contrary to the claims of some, Satan most certainly exists:

Given all that the Bible has to say about the devil, only a cultist or theological liberal could claim to understand Scripture yet state that he does not exist. The Bible everywhere assumes the existence of a real, volitional and personal...

Read more

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 08:21

The Stages of Christian Persecution Featured

Written by

We need to discern the times we are in – times of persecution:

That true Christians will be despised, hated, attacked and persecuted is a given. Jesus for example said this: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as...

Read more

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:18

Churches, the Left, and Baby-Killing Featured

Written by

Those who hate life and hate God are ramping up their attacks on prolifers:

A war is upon us, whether we like it or not. It is a war between light and darkness, God and the devil, life and death. And all these things are closely connected. Light and life in part describe God and who he is. Darkness...

Read more

Sunday, 12 January 2020 17:25

Roger Scruton, RIP Featured

Written by

A few thoughts on the passing of the remarkable Sir Roger Scruton

It was not my intention to write a piece on the great Roger Scruton when I learned that he had just passed away on Sunday. But when a friend who also loves him and his work asked me to do so, I quickly reconsidered. So here it is....

Read more

Sunday, 12 January 2020 13:02

The World Leads, the Church Follows Featured

Written by

One of the biggest problems we have today is worldliness in our churches:

Given all that Scripture has to say about the ungodly world around us, and how we must persistently and strenuously resist its siren calls, one has to marvel at all the Christians who nonetheless are fully at home in the...

Read more

Saturday, 11 January 2020 10:09

Climate Action, Statism, Democracy and Freedom Featured

Written by

Grandiose green policies usually increase the power of the State while taking away our freedoms:

Last century C. S. Lewis made this important observation: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under...

Read more

Friday, 10 January 2020 11:04

Climate Change, the Media, and Culture Wars Featured

Written by

There is plenty of media spin on the climate wars:

Over the course of quite a few years I had a major involvement with the mainstream media, with many hundreds of interviews and the like. Because the MSM tends to be secular left, while I am a conservative and a Christian, it was often a rather...

Read more

Thursday, 09 January 2020 15:18

How to Write 5000 Articles Featured

Written by

Some thoughts, and some pointers, on being a writer:

Yesterday I posted my 5000th article on CultureWatch. In that piece I tried to explain what I do and why I do it. I mentioned that if I should live for another 15 years or so, I will be able to post my 10,000th piece. As I keep saying, at least it...

Read more

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 07:23

On 5000 Featured

Written by

Yes, he really did do 5000 of them:

Nearly 14 years ago (or a little over 5000 days ago), I began the ministry of CultureWatch. It is an interactive website in which I offer Christian commentary on the issues of the day. This piece happens to be the 5000th article posted. If your math skills are...

Read more

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 09:38

As the State Grows the Church Shrinks Featured

Written by

The growth of the state usually means the demise of the church:

A few days ago I penned yet another piece seeking to make the case for Christian social and political involvement. Unlike some believers who think that Christians should have nothing to do with politics and the surrounding culture, the...

Read more

Monday, 06 January 2020 12:35

Golden Globes – Highlights and Lowlights Featured

Written by

Terrific truths and appalling lies were both heard at the Golden Globes:

OK, a few disclaimers here. I am not a Hollywood culture vulture, nor do I spend much time watching things like awards’ shows. I am not even sure of the difference between an Emmy and an Oscar. And I did not watch the...

Read more

Monday, 06 January 2020 08:42

Politics and the Gospel Featured

Written by

Is political and social involvement part of the gospel?

This is not the first time I have written about the two subjects that are not supposed to be mentioned in polite society: politics and religion. And it won’t be the last time either – especially since some folks seem to think the...

Read more

Sunday, 05 January 2020 08:29

The Left’s War on Scott Morrison Featured

Written by

Time to get real about Morrison Derangement Syndrome:

Let’s get real here: the media-led war against the Australian Prime Minister has nothing to do with bushfires and everything to do with the left and its long-running war against Christians and conservatives. And before some folks go...

Read more

Saturday, 04 January 2020 10:16

Soleimani, Sense, and Stupidity Featured

Written by

Yes it is actually a good thing that Soleimani is gone:

Since writing my first piece on the taking out of the Iranian terror leader, I have heard and read plenty of silly and senseless commentary. Such nonsense is to be expected from the left, but even some clueless Christians were churning out...

Read more

Friday, 03 January 2020 09:56

On Dealing With Terrorists (and Double Standards) Featured

Written by

Some clear thinking on the Soleimani drone strike:

An Iranian terror chief who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans was taken out by orders of President Trump. Hot on the heals of Iranian militants surrounding the US embassy in Baghdad, the US President took prompt action to let...

Read more

Thursday, 02 January 2020 09:48

On Australia’s Bushfires Featured

Written by

How are we to think about the horrific fires in Australia?

The attention of much of the world is now on the deadly firestorms ravaging so many parts of Australia. I was not planning on writing about this, and that for two reasons: plenty of good articles are already out there detailing our seemingly...

Read more

Wednesday, 01 January 2020 11:34

Naturalism, Determinism, Free Will, and Human Dignity Featured

Written by

Is matter all that matters? Is nature all there is?

Theists and atheists have plenty of debates over issues like ultimate reality, freedom, morality, and personhood. With philosophers and theologians over the centuries offering us millions of words on these subjects, I must radically narrow my focus...

Read more

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 07:43

It’s Not Just What You Do, But Who You Are Featured

Written by

There are spiritual lessons we can learn even from a great blues legend:

There is always a temptation to judge your life by all the stuff you do – even if it is really good stuff. We judge ourselves and others by our performances. And Christians can do this as much as anyone else. Sure, what...

Read more

Monday, 30 December 2019 12:19

The New Age Jesus Versus the Biblical Jesus Featured

Written by

Jesus of the Bible is NOT the Jesus of the new spiritualities:

The various new spiritualities, including the New Age Movement (NAM), have sought to completely reinvent Jesus, making him into their own Eastern image. They distort and deny the truth about Jesus as found especially in the four Gospels,...

Read more

Monday, 30 December 2019 10:26

The New Age Movement Versus Christianity Featured

Written by

New Age thought and the new spiritualities have nothing in common with biblical Christianity:

The term “New Age” appeared in the 1980s, but many (including myself in my hippy days) were into this sort of stuff even much earlier. It is a default spirituality for many in the West today....

Read more

Sunday, 29 December 2019 10:12

Muhammad Versus Jesus Featured

Written by

What are the differences between Jesus and Muhammad?

The founder of Islam is revered by millions, but when we compare his life and teachings with that of Jesus Christ, we find some very major contrasts and differences. When we examine the lives and beliefs of these two men, we find that they are as...

Read more

Saturday, 28 December 2019 11:37

World Religions Versus Christianity Featured

Written by

How does Christianity differ from all the other world religions?

Although wildly ambitious and seemingly foolish to write on such a massive topic, with billions of words already having come forth on this, let me try nonetheless to offer a few thoughts. My aim is to briefly look at how the major...

Read more

Friday, 27 December 2019 09:16

Buddha Versus Jesus Featured

Written by

What are the key differences between Buddha and Jesus?

Buddhism, an offshoot of Hinduism, is a major Eastern religion which differs markedly from biblical Christianity. And Buddha differs markedly from Jesus. Let me begin with a brief overview of his life. First note that Buddha is a title (it means...

Read more

Page 1 of 28