Selected Recent Posts
No, God Isn’t Transgender
by Robert A J Gagnon, First Things: In what has to be a new low for the New York Times, the Gray Lady (or should we now say the Bearded Lady?) has published an op-ed piece titled “Is God Transgender?” by a New York rabbi named Mark Sameth. Cousin to a man who “transitioned to […]
Is aid being misused to fund terrorism?
Many media outlets carried a story on 2nd August that the director of World Vision’s programme of relief and development in Gaza had been arrested by the Israeli security services, and accused of channelling millions of dollars of aid to Hamas for military purposes. The key elements are summarised here: World Vision’s Gaza manager charged with […]
Faced with occupation, does the church resist or collaborate?
Reflections on the Jersey War Tunnels. By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I have just returned from my first ever trip to the island of Jersey, where my wife and I attended a wedding and took a couple of days to explore and relax. Jersey is an interesting historical anomaly: geographically very close to France, it […]
Theresa May sidelines role of faith minister
by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The government position of faith minister has been quietly minimised in an ongoing trend of minimising the prominence of religion in senior roles. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth is the new minister with responsibilities for “faith and integration” after Theresa May became Prime Minister in July. But far from being a […]
Does growth need management?
by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Over the weekend, two articles appeared in the Guardian by Harriet Sherwood, citing Martyn Percy’s disagreement with the direction the Church of England is apparently taking. The first cites comments from the conclusion to a forthcoming book, which appears to express Martyn’s overall discontent. One of Britain’s senior theologians has warned that […]
The Cult Of Transgender
By Rod Dreher, American Conservative: A reader comments on an earlier thread; emphases below are mine: As a parent living the nightmare of having a teen who suddenly announces she’s transgender, I can tell you there are NO doctors who will do anything but agree. There is NO science behind this. There is NO way […]
How cynical populism has created a culture of victimhood politics
by Paul Bickley, Theos: In Theos’ inaugural report, Doing God: A Future for Faith in the Public Square, Nick Spencer suggested that one of the reasons that religiously motivated political engagement was here to stay was the turn to the politics of identity. That is, the end-of-history assumption that liberal democracy was the final point […]
Syria: the unravelling continues
By Tim Black, Spiked online: The weakening of ISIS is no victory for the West. It certainly looks as if ISIS is in retreat. Over the past couple of months, it has lost territory in both Iraq and Syria. Its two signal captures in Iraq a couple of years ago, Fallujah and Mosul, have either […]
Synod members write to Bishops on sexuality issue
From CEN on 11/08/2016 MEMBERS of the General Synod have written an open letter to the College and House of Bishops, urging them ‘not to consider any proposals that fly in the face of the historic understanding of the church’ on human sexuality. The letter, which is signed by both lay and clergy members of the […]
There Is Only One We Dare Not Offend
by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch: Taking offense has become a national pastime in much of the West. Everyone seems to be getting offended about something. We have not only become an easily offended people, but we are even now making laws about all this. Vilification laws, hate speech laws, and the like are all about […]
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