The Ten Commandments provide spiritual and moral rules for life

Jun 21, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: If the man or woman in the street were asked to come up with a new set of Ten Commandments to suit modern society, what do you think people might come up with? Thou shalt not insist that the god you believe in is the only god. Thou shalt not be old-fashioned in your attitudes, particularly about marriage and family life. Thou shalt be non-judgmental towards everyone except bigots. Thou shalt live thy dream. Thou shalt own a smart phone. Thou shalt be...

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Sixties liberalism swept away our shared sense of decency

Jun 7, 2015 by

By Charles Moore, Telegraph: A crass, ‘anything goes’ culture is as stupid and pernicious as a prudish and repressive one. Like the Women’s Institute, Jeremy Hutchinson, QC, is 100 years old this year. He was the most brilliant criminal counsel of his generation, particularly good at defending people – Christine Keeler; the pro-Soviet spy George Blake; and Charlie Wilson, one of the Great Train Robbers. Lord Hutchinson is distinguished for his role in advancing cultural liberalism. He...

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Stage 2 exile – are you ready for it?

Jun 5, 2015 by

By Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition Australia: The Western church is about to enter stage two of its exile from the mainstream culture and the public square. And it will not be an easy time. In case you missed it, Exile Stage One began a few decades or so ago, budding in the sexual revolution of the sixties before building up a head of steam some 20 years ago. Finally some Christians sat down to talk about it 15 or so years ago, and that set the ball, and the publishing companies rolling. For...

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The West doesn’t export freedom – we export porn, casual sex, and the blood of the pre-born

May 9, 2015 by

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Nations and cultures are fragile things. I was reflecting on this some time ago, reading through the work of that great Russian novelist and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who saw with rare clarity of vision what the nihilist secularism of the Soviet state had done to millions of people. Signs of this fragility are everywhere, especially in the former Eastern Bloc, to which I’ve had the privilege of traveling a number of times. These visits are always deeply...

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Lessons from Daniel – God is sovereign over the rise and fall of nations

Apr 26, 2015 by

By Peter Saunders, CMF: When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 587 BC, the nation of Judah was taken to Babylon in an exile that would last 70 years. As God’s people in a foreign land that was hostile to their faith and values, they faced the challenge of living and serving as ‘aliens and strangers’. There was great pressure to close ranks or to forget who they were. There was also great hand-wringing and lament. Their emotions are beautifully described in Psalm 137, in words given...

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What the Amish can teach us about modern technology

Apr 6, 2015 by

By Peter Franklin, Conservative Home: Thanks to various films and documentaries we think we know who the Amish are: a bunch of charmingly mad fundamentalists whose lives revolve around a luddite rejection of modern technology. According to Arielle Zibrak’s illuminating essay forAvidly, the truth is more subtle: “…contrary to appearances, not all of this buggy-and-bonnet business is based on hard and fast rules. The seeming ban on technology is surprisingly porous. Though they don’t use...

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