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The absence of evidence

The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. The subject of evidence is in the news because of President Donald Trump's claim of voting fraud in the recent US Presidential election. The Biden camp rejects Trump's claim by saying that there is no evidence for electoral fraud. Even the BBC has repeated the …

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Justice needs advocacy

"The existence of an appeal system is no safeguard of justice in the absence of adequate advocacy."Donald Boyd It is commonly assumed that the right of appeal corrects injustice in a system. This is not true. It is adequate advocacy that begins the process of justice. If one does not have access to adequate advocacy …

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Reformation and flying kites

Reformation and revival are not the same thing. We need both. We regularly hear about the need for revival but not often about the need for reformation. Revival without reformation is likely to be man-made rather than arising from the Spirit of God. Some people try to generate revival by flying kites. Flying kites is …

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Learning basic apologetics

Apologetics is not apologizing but it is the technical term for defending Christianity against its detractors. It is similar to being ready to give a reason for your Christian hope 1Pe 3:17. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the fundamental apologetical fact of the …

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Julian Assange and the lack of natural justice

The extradition proceedings against Julian Assange resume in court next Monday and are expected to last several weeks. It is a disgraceful case of political persecution on British soil. An unconvicted journalist, Assange has been held in Bellmarsh prison, a top security institution, in inhumane conditions. It took about a year for an unconvicted man …

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Black swans and the resurrection of Jesus Christ

A black swan is a term used in financial markets. It refers to an unexpected and dramatic event. The coronavirus pandemic is a black swan. No-one expected it, at least at this time, and it has resulted in the third fastest fall in world markets since 1975 when the FTSE began as a measure of …

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My YouTube channel

Today is the second anniversary of my brother Andrew's death. It is also the 49th anniversary of my reading the whole Bible for the first time on 22/8/1971. I have read the Bible daily ever since and now I spend several hours a day on my Bible commentary, making its teaching accessible to ordinary people, …

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Riding the coronavirus downturn

The coronavirus pandemic is teaching national Government to move towards the standards of government in the biblical Millennium. There is much room for improvement, but the unprecedented Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced today by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer is a step in the right direction. It is a financial package "unprecedented in the …

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