Where are we at the start of 2017?

Jan 5, 2017 by

Barnabas Fund Editorial: The year 2016 was a tumultuous twelve months, characterised by dramatic and largely unforeseen events such as the Brexit vote in the UK, the election of Donald Trump as president of the US, and the refugee crisis in Europe. The Cambridge Dictionary’s word of the year for 2016 is “paranoid”, while the Oxford English Dictionary’s is “post-truth”. If these two words accurately encapsulate the public mood last year, then we can say that now, at the beginning of 2017,...

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Revelation 9: Are We Heading Into the Abyss?

Jan 4, 2017 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: Muhammed Ali, Prince, Harper Lee, Fidel Castro, David Bowie, John Glenn, Nancy Reagan, Arnold Palmer, Terry Wogan, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Shimon Peres, the King of Thailand, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Gene Wilder, Robert Vaughan, Andrew Sachs, AA Gill, Ian McCaskill, Leonard Cohen, Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey, Elie Wiesel, Alan Rickman, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rick Parfitt, Liz Smith, George Michael, Carrie Fisher. The list of...

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Lesson from History: Transgender Mania is Sign of Cultural Collapse – Camille Paglia

Dec 30, 2016 by

Author, art professor, feminist, and cultural commentator Camille Paglia speaks on the current transgender mania, the wisdom of early medical & surgical intervention (calling it “child abuse”), and how the explosion of gender identities is a recurring sign of cultural collapse throughout the history of civilization.

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2016 in Review (Updated 7 Jan)

Dec 26, 2016 by

Newest posts at the top IRD’s Top 10 Church News Stories in 2016 2016: The year the worm finally turned by Herbert Purdy 2016: A review by Professor Anand Menon, the UK in a Changing Europe IRD’s Top 10 Church News Stories in 2016 by Jeffrey Walton, IRD 5 Takeaways from 2016—and their implications for 2017 by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC Five reasons why 2016 was the best year in ages by Brendan O’Neill, Spiked Gafcon Review of 2016 The Highs And Lows Of 2016 On Christian Today by Mark Woods...

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Fmr. Archbishop of Canterbury: England Needs Citizenship Tests on Christianity For Immigrants

Dec 22, 2016 by

by Michael W Chapman, CNS News: Commenting on the British government’s review of communal integration in England, particularly involving Muslim communities, Lord George Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, said Britain is forgetting its Christian heritage, suffers from a “creeping culture of religious illiteracy,” and added that Christianity should be included in citizenship tests for all immigrants. “It is a preposterous yet dangerous state of affairs when...

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What would be the words of a Britishness oath?

Dec 19, 2016 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: Sajid Javid is too fly to fall for the myth that there is an inextricable link between not speaking English and practising Islamist terror.  But he grasps a truth that the recent Casey Report spells out – namely, that there is a connection between it and cultural isolation.  A means of beginning to lessen that isolation, as recommended in that report, is that an oath be sworn by new arrivals. There are plenty of criticisms to be made of the proposal.  One is...

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