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Christian usefulness

The usefulness of Christians is paramount. It is not enough to listen to sermons and to worship God, but God expects us to be useful. "Faith without works is dead." James 2:20,26 Jesus' Sermon on the Mount – Matthew, Chapter 5 Immediately after the Beatitudes Mat 5:3-11, in which Jesus documents the characteristics of godly …

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The usefulness of Bible exegesis

This is the second blogpost in my current series on Bible exegesis for beginners. You may want to begin at the beginning. The first blogpost was to help you load an essential Bible tool on to your computer, which you can consult at anytime even when you are not on the internet. I plan to …

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Bible Exegesis for Beginners

A Happy New Year to all my readers. Last New Year I posted Do you know the Doorman? This is a very important question and your answer is even more important. January is the door to the New Year and Jesus Christ is the Door to heaven and a new life. We learn from Him …

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Latin coming to the rescue of English discussion

Seven-year-old Winston Churchill was amazed in his first Latin lesson to hear his Latin teacher expecting him to speak to a table! It reminds me of the folly of the much older Dean of Windsor speaking to a dead body, at the funeral of the aged Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Churchill's experience was popularised …

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Some people are untouchable – Jesus is not

Some people are unapproachable. They keep their distance. Some people are untouchable – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wears gloves for handshakes. Jesus was not like that – and He is still not like that. He is as close as the air you breathe. You can pray to Him at any time and …

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Identity politics, identity media and identity debate

People are becoming familiar with identity politics but its faulty principles goes very much further than politics. It has demeaned debate itself. Identity politics, identity media and identity debate is interfering with critical thinking and reasoned debate. Identity debate Identity debate amounts to identifying an opinion or position with an obnoxious person and thereby concluding …

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Exposure and censorship

Exposure is more effective than bombing. Today is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Russian Red Army on 27 Jan 1945, which has given rise to the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day. It is worth noting that Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to halt mass murders by gas in …

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Advocacy begins with parenting

Everyone needs an advocate. An advocate is someone who supports you by speaking on your behalf. Parenting There are many advantages to having parents to look after you. Many children have lost one or both parents and they are often disadvantaged thereby. This shows the value of someone to look after one's interests. Advocacy and …

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