New book challenges current sex education policy in schools

Dec 1, 2016 by

CEN December 2 The teaching of the mechanics of sex without teaching about human relationships is not working. “What are they teaching the children?” launched in Westminster on November 24 at a meeting chaired by Baroness Cox seeks to explain why. Philip Quenby argued that the Christian world view gives an educational heritage which is distinctive and worth fighting for. Since every human in the image of God, education is to develop an individual rather than be solely for the benefit or needs...

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Tracing the roots of Christianity and Freedom

Nov 12, 2016 by

Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1  Historical Perspectives edited by Timothy Samuel Shah and Allen D Hertzke . Cambridge University Press 2016  413 pp   £66 As the American Presidential election nears with forebodings of threats to religious freedom, this timely collection of fifteen essays examines the contributions of pre-Reformation Christianity to the development of freedom,  (particularly religious freedom for all since religious belief cannot be coerced), and how various protestant...

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A Review of Impossible People. By Os Guinness

Nov 5, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch: Os Guinness shot to fame when working with Francis Schaeffer early on at L’Abri in Switzerland, and with the publication of his 1973 volume, The Dust of Death. He has been going strong ever since, with numerous incisive books dealing with a Christian view of culture, society, ideas and politics, and the state of the church. He always helps us to see the bigger picture of what God is trying to do in the world, and how he seeks to align his people with his...

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A Review of We Cannot Be Silent. By Albert Mohler

Nov 5, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg: Thomas Nelson, 2015. The West is undergoing a monumental moral revolution which is decisively undermining – indeed, destroying – millennia of accumulated cultural, religious and ethical tradition. This is especially found in the sexual revolution which is sweeping everything before its path. It may be that no revolution has been so far-reaching and so destructive. How the Christian is to understand this, explain it, and resist it, is the focus of this important volume. And...

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Unmasking Liberalism

Oct 28, 2016 by

by Edward A Morse, Public Discourse: A new book reveals the crumbling foundations of the myth of liberalism and urges the challenging task of rehabilitating virtue. Myths are common features in the landscape of life. At their best, myths fuel our imaginations and illuminate our path, connecting us to enduring truths. But myths can also conceal hazards to our well-being, causing us to lose our way and taking us where we do not wish to go. So it is with modern liberalism and the...

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Inventing the Individual: the Origins of Western Liberalism

Oct 28, 2016 by

Book review by Nick Bensted, writing for Anglican Mainstream. I was encouraged to read Larry Siedentop’s ‘Inventing the individual: the origins of Western liberalism’ on hearing of its recommendation by Michael Gove. Gove seems to have grown some interest in sensible Christianity. Whatever else one may have to say about the former cabinet minister, this book provides something of a contrast to the chart topping presence of Richard Dawkins on the reading list of some previous...

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