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Why we need Christian voices in public life

A Christian voice is a Christian articulating a Christian perspective on issues. It is not enough to have a Christian perspective, but one needs to articulate it. The Scottish National Party measures everything in terms of Scotland, the feminists in terms of gender, the homosexuals in terms of sexuality, the Greens in terms of the …

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When did BBC Question Time last change your mind?

Does the BBC flagship programme Question Time change anyone's mind? The standard of debate on BBC Question Time is poor and getting worse. We were told years ago that we needed female politicians who would bring civilised debate to male-dominated politics. I never believed it and I have seen no evidence that it has done …

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Those who think that religion and politics do not mix

There are those who think that religion and politics don't mix.  The truth is that their religion and their politics don't mix.  However, Christianity and politics mix quite easily together, and it is Christianity which gave us western democracy as we understand it and delivered us from the irreligious dogmatism of the 16th-century by recovering …

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Will I meet you in heaven?

I promised a follow-up on this parting greeting. It is a very useful one-liner. The purpose of one-liners is to capture interest and to convey information in short compass. It provokes thought on an important topic. There should be many one-liners in the repertoire of Christians who wish to be effective in Christ's kingdom. One …

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The advantages of the King James Version of the Bible

Many students of Scripture will notice that there are multiple variations in different versions of the English Bible. Study will reveal that there are many verses and phrases in the King James Version of the Bible that are omitted from current versions. Textual basis The King James Version, or Authorised Version, published in 1611 is …

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Christian lessons from D-Day and Operation Overlord

Today is the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the plan for the Allied invasion of France to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe, going into action. There are many good lessons to learn from it, but as some of these will not be noted by our mainstream media, I offer a few additional ones for the Christian church. …

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Evangelistic one-liners

Recently I drew attention to Goodbye meaning 'God be with you'. This is one in a series of evangelistic one-liners that Christians should practice. Christians need to learn how to use one-liners. The role of one-liners There was a time when people read books. As advertising became more prominent, leaflets were used, not so much …

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Sport is for all – except active Christians

In Australia, the boss of New South Wales Rugby Union said that "we must ... ensure that our game remains a game for all, no matter people's background or beliefs" – inexplicably while 'explaining' why an overt Christian was sacked for expressing Christian beliefs. It seems that Christian beliefs don't count. The Eurovision Song Contest …

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