‘Hate’: I do not think that word means what you think it means

Jul 5, 2016 by

by Jonathon van Maren, LifeSite: In my third year of university, I had to take a mandatory class on the history of Canada’s indigenous peoples. One of the main topics that came up again and again was the impact of the missionaries who arrived, often alone, to proselytize among the various aboriginal nations. They came, they taught, and many of them died horrific deaths replete with burning, flaying, and dismemberment. My fellow students were not quite sure what to make of this. During one...

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Should we ‘Hate the sin and love the sinner’?

May 3, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Over on the new-ish blog Via Media, Simon Butler has responded to a brief conversation he and I had online, in which he argues that the mantra ‘Hate the sin, love the sinner’ is not only unhelpful, but positively harmful and damaging, and unfailingly hinders the agenda of sharing God’s love. Given Simon’s intense dislike (hatred?) for this phrase, but his commitment to still seeing me as his ‘old friend’ (I take that to mean ‘long-standing’!), then it appears as though...

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Is Christianity regressive?

Apr 24, 2016 by

By David Robertson, The Wee Flea. […] My main problem with this Western narrative is that it is so inherently smug, superior, self-destructive and indeed racist. It presupposes that Western Liberal values are at the top of the evolutionary tree. The atheists have form for this. Thomas Huxley, Darwin’s bull, once stated: “No rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less the superior of, of the white man.” HG Wells in his New Republic in...

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How a 29-year-old G K Chesterton flipped 4 arguments against Christianity upside-down

Jan 24, 2016 by

By Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: Many of the sharpest and most influential thinkers in England during the first years of the 20th century were outspoken in their skepticism toward the central claims of Christianity. Men such as Robert Blatchford (1851-1943) leveled a number of forceful arguments against Christian doctrine, relying on historical, scientific, and sociological research to bolster their perspectives. Into this arena of prominent, published writers and thinkers marched...

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Charlie Charlie game should challenge us to take the supernatural more seriously

May 31, 2015 by

  By Martin Saunders, Christian Today.   This week the Internet’s love of viral crazes stumbled into supernatural territory when the ‘Charlie Charlie’ Challenge became massively popular among young people. The game involves crossing two pens or pencils on top of a piece of paper, creating four quadrants with either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ written in them. Players then ask questions of a Mexican ‘spirit’ named Charlie, and wait for him to...

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From the Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Nov 8, 2013 by

  Earlier today we posted a You Tube clip of gay activist Dan Savage expounding his views on abortion.  We feel that the entire programme  – from the Festival of Dangerous Ideas – is well worth watching.  It comes from the Sydney Opera House with a large studio audience and panelists discussing the collapse of Western Civilisation, Internet Hook-ups, Feminism and Marriage among other topics.  Watch the fearless Peter Hitchens take on a...

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