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Pain-Pleasure and the Seduction of the Church

This is the final instalment of a three part series. See part 1 “Introducing the Pain-Pleasure Worldview” and part 2: “How the Pain-Pleasure Worldview Attacks Christianity” In this series of articles, I have argued that we are living through a radical change in the Western worldview. We are moving from being a guilt-innocence culture to becoming a pain-pleasure culture. Western societies increasingly are making their most fundamental decisions based on what brings us pleasure and avoids pain. This is…
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Tony Payne for a new generation
I have a confession to make. I cancelled my subscription to The Briefing. OK, that’s overstating it a little. I didn’t actually cancel, I just let my subscription lapse. And, before I hand in my card as a bona fide Aussie evangelical, the fact that eventually, in 2014, Matthias Media
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About twelve years ago evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published The God Delusion. It has had a huge impact. As Dawkins Australian tour continues, it seems a good time to return to the book. Critics have said it’s a book stronger on rhetoric than substantive arguments. While this may be the case, it is only fair to assess his book on his own terms, namely as a case for theism being a delusion. . . . it is only fair to assess his book on his own terms, namely as a case for theism being a delusion. Dawkins defines “a delusion…
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Tony Payne for a new generation
I have a confession to make. I cancelled my subscription to The Briefing. OK, that’s overstating it a little. I didn’t actually cancel, I just let my subscription lapse. And, before I hand in my card as a bona fide Aussie evangelical, the fact that eventually, in 2014, Matthias Media

The God Delusion? Revisiting Dawkins’ Central Argument

About twelve years ago evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins published The God Delusion. It has had a huge impact. As

Living Well at the End of the World

Mikey Lynch has written a very useful book that will benefit many people. At face value it’s a book

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Tony Payne for a new generation

I have a confession to make. I cancelled my subscription to The Briefing. OK, that’s overstating it a little. I
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