In our hedonistic age, should we really let our culture’s storytellers have access to our children?

Jan 14, 2017 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: I was asked recently by a conservative journalist what my opinion on some television show’s decision to include storylines about abortion was—all, of course, being sympathetic, if not enthusiastic. I’d never watched the show (or even heard of it), so I couldn’t supply any insight. But what I do find interesting is the way conservatives and Christians often interact with the television and film industry. For some reason, we seem to believe that we can consume...

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Bishops warn of intolerance after government advisor criticises Catholic schools

Jan 13, 2017 by

from Catholic Herald: Two English bishops have responded after a government advisor criticised Catholic schools. Two days ago, Dame Louise Casey, a senior government adviser on integration, told a Commons select committee: “It is not OK for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage.” She added: “I have a problem with the expression of religious conservatism because I think often it can be anti-equalities.” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth told the Catholic News Service (CNS)...

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Millennials Believe Britain Is No Longer A Christian Country – But They Still Think Religion Matters

Jan 12, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: Most millennials do not view Britain as a Christian country, according to a poll to be published tomorrow. Instead, they view Britain as a nation with no specific religious identity. But they do believe that religion plays an important role in the lives of individuals. The survey was carried out by pollsters ComRes and is being published tomorrow to mark the launch of the new Faith Research Centre later this month. The centre will carry out research to help...

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Qur’an in the Eucharist? The Provost of Glasgow Cathedral subverts Christian revelation

Jan 12, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenen, from Archbishop Cranmer’s blog: I have just returned from Paris where I was invited to be part of a conversation with three imams sponsored by Lebanese TV. I thought they were kind, impressive and delightful people. It was a privilege to meet them and talk to them. We had many things in common, but most of all a deep attraction to God who made us, whose intentions towards us, we know, are love and mercy. The strength of the encounter was the friendship and mutual...

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Church Must Have ‘Central Role’ In PM’s ‘Shared Society’, Says EA

Jan 10, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The Church must play a “central role” in creating Theresa May’s “shared society”, the Evangelical Alliance has said. The Prime Minister gave a speech on Monday laying out her vision to tackle injustice and create opportunity for everyone. Speaking at The Charity Commission’s annual lecture in London, May gave her most significant policy announcement in months, vowing to improve mental health care. […]  Danny Webster,...

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A blueprint for churches to tackle Islamist crime

Jan 7, 2017 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: What can the Christian churches of Britain realistically do to help combat the growing threat from criminals who perpetrate their evils in the name of Islam? Individual Christians in the police and security services are no doubt doing plenty of positive things to combat this relatively new form of criminality in Britain.  Individual Christian citizens can and should pass on relevant information that may come their way to the police. But if Christian churches corporately...

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