Website problems: now resolved?

Feb 20, 2017 by

We hope that the problems with the website have now been resolved. Readers who find that the site sticks on certain pages should be able to resolve the issue now by refreshing the page. We will continue to keep our full listing of recent posts for a few more days in a page which can be found here....

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They won’t admit it in Stockholm, but Donald Trump is right about immigration in Sweden

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Fraser Nelson, Telegraph: […]  On the day I arrived in Sweden, a 23-year-old was murdered in the city square there, shot in the head in front of several witnesses. It was the third such murder in six weeks. The local press tends not to report the ethnicity of the victim or suspects in...

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What the Transgender Debate Means for the Church

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Russell Moore: Last night news broke that the White House officially rescinded President Obama’s executive order regarding transgenderism in public schools. This is a good decision that corrects outrageous and coercive directives. Children should not be turned into pawns of culture war...

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The liberal lie is collapsing

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: Have you ever noticed how lies have to keep getting bigger and bigger? Take, for example, the lie of the sexual revolution. It started out being a kind of hippie dream. You could “love the one you’re with” and with artificial contraception, have complete and...

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Restoring a scriptural imagination in a secular age

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Timothy O’Malley, Living Church: At present, there are three primary modes of interpreting the Scriptures, all of which are fundamentally related to the effects of secularization as experienced within parochial life. The first is operative within the academy and may best be described as...

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IPSO eyes up religion coverage as new centre seeks funding

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Jonathan Elliott, Lapido Media: […] Trainee reporters are rigorously drilled in libel law, shorthand and court reporting, but, once qualified, enter their profession oblivious to even the basics of belief, or how religious institutions work. To many, this is becoming an increasingly big...

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Synod vote on same-sex relations: it was female clergy wot won it

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: The electronic voting results for the Synod motion on ‘Marriage and Same-Sex Relations after the Shared Conversations‘ have been released. As we know, in an exercise of pure democracy, Synod as a whole voted to ‘take note’ of the report. But a request was made to count the...

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More misleading statistics about gay youth suicides

Feb 23, 2017 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: It always pays to take a closer look at the figures in the headlines. Earlier this week researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics that the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United States helped to reduce the number of suicide attempts amongst teenagers by 134,000...

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A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in France: January 2017

Feb 23, 2017 by

by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: “I am not ashamed of what I am. I am a Muslim, that is to say, submissive to Allah who created me and who by his grace has harmoniously shaped me.” — Salah Abdeslam, a Belgium-born French national of Moroccan descent and the main suspect in the...

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The rise of ‘anti-Christian hatred’: Time to make a stand! Write to your MP

Feb 23, 2017 by

from Voice for Justice UK: In a ‘secret’ complaint to the House of Lords, Conservative MP Margot James has sought to get VfJUK banned from Parliament.  Read why and how below.  If you agree this is an assault on British democracy, write to your MP today, pointing out this is a fundamental attack...

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The Failure of Secular Arguments for Marriage

Feb 23, 2017 by

by P Andrew Sandlin: While Christians welcome specific secular arguments for marriage that contribute to sound public policy, our civilization can’t eventually avoid a head-on clash between Christian sexual ethics and non-Christian sexual ethics as they play themselves out in our culture. The...

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