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The Budapest Declaration

Nov 22, 2017

One of the most pressing issues of our day is the wholesale persecution of Christians. As has often been pointed out, more Christians have died for their faith over the past century than throughout two millennia of church history. And

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Are You Among the Troublemakers?

Nov 20, 2017

If you are a Christian, you should be causing trouble. It is that simple. If you are not causing trouble, you may need to ask if you are really a Christian. “What?” you ask. Yes it is true. Simply read

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Homosexual Marriage Always Trumps Religious Freedom

Nov 18, 2017

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

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More Reflections on the Marriage Vote

Nov 17, 2017

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

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Marriage Vote: ‘Yes’ Wins

Nov 15, 2017

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%

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Socialism, Social Justice and the Church

Nov 12, 2017

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

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The Trans Cult Really is a Cult

Nov 10, 2017

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

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Say Goodbye to White Ribbon

Nov 9, 2017

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

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More Bible-Denying Church Leaders

Nov 8, 2017

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

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In Praise of Controversy and Dogmatism

Nov 7, 2017

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

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On Quoting Others

Nov 6, 2017

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

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Just What is the Gospel?

Nov 5, 2017

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

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