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John MacArthur’s non-endorsement of women “pastors”; World magazine’s science book of the year

John MacArthur’s non-endorsement of women “pastors” Paula White, a spiritual advisor for President Trump, has written a book titled Something Greater. Beth Moore is a popular Bible teacher in evangelical circles. John MacArthur was recently asked for his thoughts about these two women “pastors” and their work in light of…

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Dr. Mackereth’s pronoun problem; The author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye repudiates the Christian faith.

Dr. Mackereth’s pronoun problem Dr. David Mackereth has worked as a medical doctor in the Accident and Emergency Department of government-run hospitals in England for over twenty years. Last year he became a benefits assessor for the UK Department of Work and Pensions, a job that involves determining whether a…

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The secular attack on religious education

Christian education is a great blessing. As the secular state encroaches upon the family, many religious parents are opting for private schools or homeschooling for their children. In Europe good Christian schools are few and far between. Nevertheless, homeschooling and private religious education are also coming under scrutiny by the…

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1. Teacher is dismissed for “misgendering” student. 2. Teacher says, “God loves you” to a lesbian student—she is reported as a terrorist threat! 3. Church of Scotland’s “pastoral care” for “trans” people.

Teacher is dismissed for “misgendering” student Two recent stories from the United Kingdom (UK) involving teachers caught my eye; both of them illustrate the liberal agenda in public schools and the intolerance of the “LGBT community.” The first is the story of Joshua Sutcliffe, Christian pastor and math teacher in…

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1. The upcoming Irish abortion debate. 2. Pope Francis and the sixth petition. 3. A sinful royal engagement.

The upcoming Irish abortion debate On December 13, 2017 Ireland took a step closer to liberalizing her abortion laws, with a vote of an Oireachtas Éireann Committee of 14-6 to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Oireachtas Éireann is the Irish legislature, the Irish version of Congress (USA)…

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1. Homosexual Parenting Deemed “Unhealthy” by the American College of Pediatricians. 2. Game of Gender Identity Politics Played in the OPC and PCA.

Homosexual Parenting Deemed “Unhealthy” by the American College of Pediatricians1 In July of 2017 the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) posted an update of a 2004 article that asks if it is time to accept parenting by homosexual couples as a legitimate alternative to parenting done by a father and…

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1. Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Disavow the Federal Vision. 2. The Globalization of Immorality

`Doug Wilson’s Attempt to Disavow the Federal Vision For years Doug Wilson has identified himself with the heretical movement known as the Federal Vision. He participated in the Auburn Avenue Conference of 2002 that ignited the Federal Vision controversy. In 2007 he affixed his signature to “A Joint Federal Vision…

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The Error of Eternal Functional Subordination: An Evangelical Debate

A Theological Debate There is presently raging within American Evangelicalism a debate on the relationship among the three persons of the Trinity. This debate is called the “Eternal Functional Subordination” (or EFS) controversy. On one side of this debate are Wayne Grudem (Phoenix Seminary) and Bruce Ware (Southern Baptist Theological…

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1. Peeking Through Hubble. 2. Dr. N. Wolterstorff: “Homosexual orientation is no more culpable or disordered than a heterosexual orientation.”

Peeking Through Hubble David L. DeBruyn reports that images from the Hubble Space Telescope show galaxies that man has never seen before.1 The discoveries are “unlikely to explain burning scientific questions about the origins of dark matter or why the universe appears to be accelerating.” But the discoveries do demonstrate…

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1. Transgender Discrimination and Churches in Iowa and Massachusetts. 2. Non-discrimination Law and Religious Exemptions. 3. Conservative Christians Have “Lost” the Culture Wars: Now It’s Payback!

Transgender Discrimination and Churches in Iowa and Massachusetts In a recent submission to the “All Around Us” rubric (vol. 92, No. 18 [ July 2016]) I reported that across the Western world anti-discrimination laws are being amended to include protection for “transgendered” individuals, that is, for persons who “identify as”…

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Brexit

What is the EU? A new word entered the English vocabulary recently—Brexit, which means the “British exit” from the European Union (EU). To understand the implications of this move, let me briefly provide an overly simplified history of the EU, as well as an outline of its political and economic…

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1. Brief Highlights from the CRCNA’s 2016 Agenda for Synod. 2. Michigan Church Responds to the Bullying Tactics of a Homosexual Activist. 3. Sunday and Sports.

Brief Highlights from the CRCNA’s 2016 Agenda for Synod The Christian Reformed Church in America’s 669-page agenda has been posted on the Internet. Below are some of the interesting items on the 2016 Synod’s agenda. The Synod will receive recommendations from the Board of Trustees to adopt “Research Methodology Guidelines…

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1. Islamophobia: How Offensive is “Grossly” Offensive? 2. Planned Parenthood “Sting Operation” Boomerangs

Islamophobia: How Offensive is “Grossly” Offensive? On January 5, 2016, District Judge McNally of Belfast Crown Court, Northern Ireland, delivered his judgment on the now famous (or infamous) Islamophobia case. In a victory for free speech and freedom of religion, Pastor James McConnell who, in a sermon on May 18,…

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