Unfolding Spiritual Disaster at Christian Today

Oct 7, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, Virtueonline: When Christian Today appointed a new editor in 2014, who could have predicted that a year later this once soundly evangelical site would publish an article that put the Christian Bible on a par with the Koran as a source of spiritual authority? But a comment piece by the Rev. Steve Chalke on the European refugee crisis has done just that: “We all know that the founding father to whom Christianity and Islam, as well as Judaism, trace their roots is, of course, Abraham. And that, as both Genesis and the Qur’an record, as part of his calling he was given a great promise and challenge by the one God of everyone: ‘I [God] will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.’ (Genesis 12: 2-3) ‘He [Allah] said, “I am...

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The Times doesn’t get religion

Sep 20, 2015 by

Letter to The Times from Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: Sir: Your leader (“Church at Bay,” Sept 17) offers a flawed analysis of the crisis besetting Anglicanism. It is unhelpfully patronising to African Anglicans. Your assumption of post-colonial resentment and prejudice fails to account for why so many American, Australian and English Anglicans share their views. A better analysis would be tto take into account the tension between a faith that recognises the integrity of the Bible in a way that saves it from the colonialism of passing cultures (nothing to do with literalism), and a secularized faith which prefers so-called “progressive” values antithetic to the faith. The present ominious decline of progressive CofE Anglicans in relation to the flourishing of orthodox traditional Anglicans demonstrates the difference. The archbishop is to be wished well in his attempts to reconcile the irreconcilable. But for as long as the Church of England chooses...

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BBC ignores religious background in its analysis of terror stats

Sep 18, 2015 by

By Laurence Hodge, The Conservative Woman: Because TCW is a Public Service Blog, it has a clear duty to look at other public service media.  That envy of the world, the BBC, fees be upon it, produced an analysis of the Government’s release of new terrorism statistics here.  This was accompanied by a graphic reproduced from the same original government statistics below: Are you any the wiser? Certainly, the chart has the benefit of looking authoritative and harmless in a technical sort of way but it’s just sloppy journalism and research not worthy of the  name by BBC home affairs correspondent, Dominic Casciani. The BBC has taken the very first set of data out of a possible 36 and made a picture devoid of meaning to the layman and of possible interest to a vanishingly small number of specialists.  It ignores a slew of thought-provoking stuff in the interests of being...

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‘Socially liberal’ BBC criticised as transsexual sitcom begins

Aug 25, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: The BBC “simply cannot conceive” that intelligent, thoughtful people could disagree with its socially liberal views, a former worker at the Corporation has said. Edward Lucas does not have a television and said he teases his friends and colleagues by saying that he “would rather have an open sewer running through our kitchen”. Lucas also said while not having a television may be seen as strange, it is “not as odd as spending the equivalent of ten years of your life staring at a piece of furniture and paying a mandatory fee for the privilege”. Next week BBC Two will air Boy Meets Girl, a story about a man living as a woman who falls in love with a younger man. The transsexual character is played by a transsexual actor, who says the programme is the first in the UK to feature sex scenes between...

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Planned Parenthood gives 16 journalists awards at award ceremony. Media still ignoring videos.

Aug 22, 2015 by

By Katie Yoder, LifeSite; While the media stay away from the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted baby parts, they are drawn to Planned Parenthood’s annual media awards ceremony. During Planned Parenthood’s Maggie Awards for Media Excellence Tuesday night, the abortion giant recognized 16 journalists for pushing “reproductive rights.” From Buzzfeed and Yahoo! to MSNBC, MRC Culture compiled a list of several prominent media attendees – and found a picture announcing the winners. Those include Cosmopolitan.com’s Jill Filipovic, for TV & Online Reporting; left-wing magazine The Nation, for Excellence In Media, and TeenVogue.com’s Phillip Picardi, for Youth Media. Salon’s Valerie Tarico won Outstanding Individual Commentary for a piece undercutting liberal claims that no one is pro-abortion. Her story was titled: “I am pro-abortion, not just pro-choice: 10 reasons why we must support the procedure and the choice.” Read here...

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Australian journalists given “fail” for balance on same-sex marriage

Aug 20, 2015 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Australia has finally recovered its mojo and is back at the top of the world laughingstock index which it last visited in 1986 with the release of Crocodile Dundee. At least that’s the story that fans of same-sex marriage are peddling now that Australia is the last redoubt of traditional marriage in the Anglosphere. In the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand SSM is legal. The pressure on politicians to follow the leaders is unrelenting. At the moment only Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s finger in the dike keeps SSM from flooding in. He recently decreed that his Liberal-National coalition would not consider a change in legislation until next year’s election. The question will probably go to the people as a referendum or a plebiscite. How is the Australian media coping with the challenge of balanced reporting on such a divisive issue? Very badly,...

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