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  • Unwrapping Rapture (again)

    With all the talk of blood moons and the putative ”probability” of the rapture being today (September 28, 2015), I decided to reprise this… All Bible-believing Christians are expecting the rapture; we all just define that event differently. My earlier post, Secret Disservice: Problems with the term ‘Secret Rapture,’  generated some questions [...]

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  • Private Sin, Public Fallout

    When an explosion occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Ukrainian Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the first reaction of Soviet authorities seemed to indicate more concern with avoiding the spread of anxiety than the spread of radiation. The Minister of Internal Affairs gave a telephonic [...]

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  • The Perfect Woman

    We usually think of perfection as an ideal for which athletes aim rather than a goal anyone seriously expects to achieve. After all, nobody’s perfect. But that all changed at the Montreal Summer Olympics when a young Romanian girl achieved the impossible. On July 18, 1976, fourteen-year-old [...]

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  • Blood Moons: Predicting the Unpredictable

    The reason a bevy of justifiably smug journalists was camping on Harold Camping’s front lawn on May 21, 2011 is because yet another of the preacher-cum-radio-broadcaster’s predictions of rapture had misfired. One would think that after his failed prediction of 1988 Camping’s popularity as an authority on date-setting [...]

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  • How to Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin

    Every church has its problems. There are no perfect churches. But there are some churches that are so bad that they make atheism look appealing. Anyone compiling a list of worst churches in the world would need to consider, as a top candidate, the notorious Westboro Baptist Church [...]

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  • REZ Conference is coming soon

    South Africa is being treated to Woodstock of expository preaching this September. The Rezolution Conference is being held in Johannesburg on 2-5 September, 2015. The speakers are Steve Lawson and Phil Johnson from USA, Conrad Mbewe from Zambia, and Charlie Rampfumedzi from South Africa. The [...]

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  • How to avoid getting caught in adultery

    Like a premature unveiling of the picture of Dorian Gray, the hideous hypocrisy that lay discreetly stashed in the attic of AshleyMadison(dot)com’s online vault was unceremoniously exposed last week.  This outing of 28 million male and 5 million female adulterers has made a lot of [...]

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  • Rethinking the Rat Race: Five Reasons for Overwork

    There is no Workaholics Anonymous. Why would there be? Overwork isn’t a hamartia in our society’s currency-lubed, prestige based, multitasking rat race. Gambling, pornography, cocaine, booze, and most other addictions carry a stigma of shame associated with weakness or dysfunction. But for some reason the [...]

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