Hallowe’en Has Become An Orgy Of Blood-Spattered Nonsense. But We Trivialise Spiritual Forces At Our Peril

Oct 28, 2016 by

by James Cary, Christian Today: […] Why is Hallowe’en now like this? Hallowe’en has switched from spookiness, which is tiresome enough, to blood-spattered, internal-organ-removing horror. It has quadrupled in size in the process. I’m not one to harp on about what happened back in my day, but back in my day, in the 1980s, Hallowe’en was meant to be just a bit spooky. People put on bedsheets and ran around saying ‘Wooooooo!’ There were cobwebs, the odd...

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The eight stages of the rise and fall of civilizations

Oct 15, 2016 by

by Msgr Charles Pope, LifeSite: Cultures and civilizations go through cycles. Over time, many civilizations and cultures have risen and then fallen. We who live in painful times like these do well to recall these truths. Cultures and civilizations come and go; only the Church (though often in need of reform) and true biblical culture remain. An old song says, “Only what you do for Christ will last.” Yes, all else passes; the Church is like an ark in the passing waters of this world and in the...

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America the Ugly, America the Beautiful

Oct 12, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Watching the second Presidential debate (which was anything but ‘presidential’) left me with a feeling of depression, nausea and sorrow for my American friends. With a population of 324,769,696 these are the two candidates to be President?!   It was an ugly debate and it showed the ugly side of both America and humanity.   On the actual debate side Trump was a clear winner, but the bar was set really low, and in this particular contest you cannot help but feel...

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What Today’s Christians Can Learn From Antiquity About Living In A Pagan World

Sep 30, 2016 by

by Greg Scandlen, The Federalist: Mollie Hemingway had a very nice article in The Federalist the other day in which she suggests that our society’s sexual obsession is a new religion. She writes, This new religion has fervent adherents and strict dogma, but it’s also true that the doctrines are still being formed. Now that marriage has been redefined away from sexual complementarity, the project to redefine the sexes themselves is moving forward. The doctrines governing biological reality,...

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The ‘Just Be Positive’ message: are we substituting God’s grace with our own?

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. How should Christians live “in a culture which often either ignores faith or aggressively opposes it? What are Christians to do in… an environment, where traditional attitudes to morality are suddenly becoming extreme and unacceptable?” These questions were asked at a recent symposium hosted by an organisation called Threads UK, part of the Evangelical Alliance. According to the report in Christian Today, the main speaker, David Kinnaman, gave some...

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OSCE Film Review – Voices of the Silenced: experts, evidences and ideology

Sep 27, 2016 by

from Core Issues Trust: As part of the 20th Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE in Warsaw, Poland, Core Issues Trust today (27th September 2016) released a trailer of its new production – “Voices of the Silenced: experts, evidences and ideology”.  The side event, a working breakfast, preceeded Working session 12 (Tolerance and non-discrimination) is a continuation from yesterday’s Working Session 11, at which CIT also offered a side event on Pansexual...

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