Jesus & Elton John

Nov 29, 2021 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: What’s going on with the Anglican Church of Canada? Oh, this: What else is going on in the Anglican Church of Canada? Catastrophic decline: according to the church’s own figures, it will cease to exist by 2040.  As regular readers of my blog know, Christianity in the West is in trouble all over, but the liberal churches are declining the fastest. It is not generally the case that being theologically and morally conservative causes a church to grow, but...

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Attendance and giving significantly impacted by pandemic, study finds

Nov 29, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Most churches have returned to weekly in-person services but not everyone has returned to the pews and even among those who have, many are not attending as frequently as they did before Covid-19, new research has found. The Evangelical Alliance’s Changing Church report, which surveyed 552 church leaders and 1,676 church members, reveals a significant shift in the habits of churchgoers since the start of the pandemic. Some 95% of church leaders say meeting in person...

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Why are schoolchildren selecting Church of England bishops?

Nov 29, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Caroline Boddington is barely out the door, and bishops are now being appointed by…  schoolchildren called Temisan, Keziah, Honey and Sophia. With the retirement of the Rt Rev’d Pete Broadbent as Bishop of Willesden, somebody (Caroline Boddington?) decided that children should have a say in who replaces him. The teenagers from Twyford CofE High School in Acton assessed CVs,  judged sermons, interviewed and discerned the spiritual leadership of all those who applied. And...

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Women are being sold down the river – by charities terrified of the trans mob

Nov 29, 2021 by

by Julie Bindel, Mailonline: Imagine you are a woman who has suffered childhood sexual abuse and that you are subsequently raped in adulthood. All your life you have blamed yourself, felt you must somehow have been ‘asking for it’. Finally, you find group counselling sessions exclusively for women where you feel safe and supported. The professionals are compassionate, kind and helpful. They understand how you are feeling and you share a common ground with the other women seeking...

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The rot, and how it started

Nov 29, 2021 by

by Peter Mullen, TCW: THE delusion of perpetual progress began with the 17th century Enlightenment – that era which has led to so much darkness. The big cultural shift which took place at that time was occasioned by a revised definition of human nature. The Enlightenment was the beginning of the secularisation of Europe. John Locke was the prophet of ‘natural rights, particularly the rights to life, liberty and the ownership of property’. This notion is so absurd that even the Utilitarian...

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Adult gender clinics

Nov 28, 2021 by

by Shelley Charlesworth, Transgender Trend: Are the current adult gender clinics serving their patients well? Are their links with trans activist groups influencing treatments? More detransitioners are now coming forward to say they were rushed through gender services without adequate attention paid to the complexity behind their gender dysphoria. A majority of these are young women. There is an assumption that more gender services are needed to deal with long waiting lists. But if the model...

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Bowling the googly of identity politics

Nov 28, 2021 by

by Melanie Phillips: People shouldn’t be shoehorned into categories which either damn or absolve them. It’s a fair bet that Azeem Rafiq is ruing the day that he transfixed the nation by telling a parliamentary committee about the racism he had faced as a Yorkshire cricketer. He produced shocking claims of racial abuse, dressing-room bullying and discriminatory policies that he said had been inflicted on him as a player with Yorkshire County Cricket Club. His evidence resulted in...

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“Christians Enjoy No Rights in This Country”: The Persecution of Christians, October 2021

Nov 28, 2021 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of October 2021: The Muslim Slaughter of Christians United Kingdom: On Oct. 15, Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old Muslim man of Somali descent, lunged at and repeatedly stabbed British MP Sir David Amess with a knife. Amess, 69, died soon after. The murder took place inside Belfairs Methodist Church in Essex, where Amess had gone to meet with his constituents. Although...

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Evangelical and Unashamed

Nov 28, 2021 by

by Os Guinness, Virtueonline: Voltaire’s famous quip that “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him” might apply to many of the bogeys in America today, and especially to Donald Trump. The truth is that when a deeper and calmer perspective prevails, the former president will be viewed as a symptom of the current crisis and not the cause. That is not to excuse his often indefensible behaviour and speech, or that of the lies and skullduggery of those who oppose...

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Victory for rights of parents over children’s jabs

Nov 28, 2021 by

from Heart Publications: Lawyer Paul Diamond and his wife Alice are among those who have succeeded in protecting their children from being ‘innoculated’ at school without their consent. After Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty’s announcement that pupils aged 12-15 would be given the Covid vaccine with or without parental consent, human rights barrister Paul Diamond and other groups such as Lawyers for Liberty wrote letters to schools and NHS authorities. Sir Chris Whitty had already overridden...

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