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Anti-Semitism ‘Perverted and Absurd’.

Sep 29, 2016 No Comments

In an article for the Holocaust Educational Trust Justin Welby placed anti-Semitism ‘at the heart of racism.’ He pinpointed early church teaching as erroneous. “It is a shameful truth that, through its theological teachings, the Church, which should have offered an antidote, compounded the spread of this virus,” he wrote.

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Donald Trump and the Prayer Shawl

Sep 06, 2016 No Comments

What was the significance of the prayer shawl given to US presidential candidate Donald Trump? I have been asked the question: Was there a message? Trump visited a black culture church in Detroit. The pastor Bishop Wayne T. Jackson gave the candidate a prayer shawl, known in Hebrew as tallit, and a Bible. To Trump […]

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When God is Banned

Aug 28, 2016 No Comments

Is religious persecution closing in? I found these remarks interesting. “A genuine persecution of Christians does appear to be on the horizon. Anti-Christian sentiment has been growing exponentially in recent years. Losing jobs, losing standing in society, losing tax breaks for Christian businesses, fines for businesses and individuals, even some arrests … all those things […]

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The Olive Tree, A Significant Symbol

Aug 12, 2016 No Comments

The unique connection between Jews and Christians is sometimes a fierce debate but the Bible indicates our relationship is found in the symbol of the olive tree. The prophet Jeremiah described Israel as a ‘green olive tree.’ (Jeremiah chapter 11, verse 16) but the Apostle Paul wrote to the church saying: “For if you were […]

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Are You Free From Slavery?

Aug 09, 2016 No Comments

The Jews regard the first five books in the Bible as the Torah. They have a schedule that takes them through Torah passages every week. Recently, Bridges for Peace USA asked me to teach on Ki Seitzei, a study of Deuteronomy chapter 21, verse 10 to chapter 25, verse 19. Ki Seitzei is derived from […]

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Muslim Academics, Call Time on Terror!

Aug 02, 2016 1 Comment

We may be witnessing a revolution. Out of the recent spate of bloodshed and terror a movement of hope is emerging. French Muslim leaders refused to bury priest-killer Adel Kermiche after he murdered 86 years old priest Father Jacques Hamel last July. Mohammed Karabila, president of the local Muslim cultural association and imam at the […]

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Do We Hang Out Jesus Style?

Jul 31, 2016 No Comments

In 1988 Floyd McClung and Kalafi Moala wrote a book “Nine Worlds to Win.” They emphasized evangelism into the worlds of Islam, Buddhism, Communism with a chapter on Nominal Christians. “We live in neighborhoods, towns and cities where thousands of nominal Christians also live. Perhaps our next door neighbours are nominal Christians. Are we concerned […]

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Faith Triumphs

Jul 25, 2016 No Comments

Believers were first called Christians in Antioch, Turkey (Acts Chapter 11, verse 26). It was the appropriate place. Antioch was the homebase for missionary journeys by Paul. Theologians believe Antioch was where the Gospel of Matthew was written. It was home for the martyred Bishop Ignatius, the eloquent preacher John Chrysostom and among the teachers […]

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Positions Vacant, Heralds, Ambassadors.

Jul 24, 2016 No Comments

God is love. We have heard it, said it, read it, sang it over and over, a thousand times but what does it mean? It’s easy to say whether we love coffee, or Vegemite, football or the beach. Churches, indeed Christians like you and me, are struggling to let ‘our little light shine.’ We manage […]

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Cop Killers: Power of the Tongue

Jul 20, 2016 No Comments

Years ago I interviewed a young man who faced a murder charge. “I don’t know what the fuss is about, I only killed a wog,” he told me. (‘Wog’ was a derogatory term used to describe a foreigner). A day later I interviewed his father. “I don’t know what the fuss is about he only killed […]

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