Unbelievable? Do Muslims & Christians worship the same God? Andy Bannister & Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon

May 11, 2021 by

from Premier: It’s often claimed that, despite their religious differences, Muslims and Christians still believe in and worship the same creator God. In his new book Andy Bannister explains why he believes the God of Islam and Christianity cannot be the same. In contrast, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, who heads up Christian-Muslim interfaith work in Nigeria, believes that the two religions are working with different concepts of the same God. Watch video here Please right-click links to...

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Lessons from the UK elections for Church and society

May 11, 2021 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: The recent UK elections (council and mayoral in England; devolved parliaments in Wales and Scotland) have turned out to be far more interesting than such elections usually are. They also reveal a great deal about how the UK is changing and offer opportunities for the Church to reflect and speak into the culture. The break-up of the old politics? The most significant aspect of the election is the confirmation that there has been a seismic shift in politics –...

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‘Kids can’t understand consent’ – Dr Julie Maxwell interview

May 11, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: The importance of consent is undermined if children can’t understand what they’re consenting to. That was the view of community paediatrician Dr Julie Maxwell when I caught up with her recently. Listen to our fascinating discussion on the benefits of teaching real marriage principles to kids: In a wide-ranging conversation, Dr Maxwell covers the medical significance of the parent-child biological connection, and growing up in a stable environment. She warns...

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Let’s Super Spread Hope

May 10, 2021 by

from Evangelical Fellowship of India: As India struggles with a massive and severe second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the loss of lives is mounting up. Till now, the nation has lost over 2,46,000 people to this virus and these are just the official numbers. India has now confirmed Covid-19 cases of 2,14,00,000 plus and counting as of 10th May 2021. The daily confirmed cases are the highest in the world with nearly 4,00,000 cases being reported every day for the last two weeks. Hospitals are...

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Being Critical of Critical Race Theory

May 10, 2021 by

by Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony, Crisis Magazine: Critical Race Theory (CRT) is sweeping through many organizations, schools, and even religious organizations today. However, CRT—its origins, its fruits, and its effects—is contrary to love. As Catholics, we must be critical of Critical Race Theory, as it is contrary to Catholicism and common sense. Britannica tells us the origins of Critical Race Theory: Critical race theory (CRT) was officially organized in 1989, at the first annual Workshop...

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Why France is losing one religious building every two weeks

May 10, 2021 by

By Solène Tadié, CNA: One religious building is disappearing in France every two weeks. That is the conclusion of Edouard de Lamaze, president of the Observatoire du patrimoine religieux (Observatory of Religious Heritage) in Paris. He is raising the alarm in the French media about the gradual disappearance of religious edifices in a country known as the “eldest daughter of the Church” because the Frankish King Clovis I embraced Catholicism in 496. Lamaze’s appeal for increased awareness came...

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Jordan Peterson’s Fight Against Chaos

May 10, 2021 by

by Steven Wedgeworth, The Gospel Coalition: Review: ‘Beyond Order’ by Jordan Peterson. After nearly dying last year, Jordan Peterson is back with a sequel to his bestselling 12 Rules for Life. Titled Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, it’s packaged as a complement to the first. Whereas 12 Rules for Life offered order as “an antidote to chaos” (its subtitle), this book seeks to move “beyond” that order. Is it then the chaos book? Almost, but not quite. Beyond Order is indeed the yin to the...

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What does it mean to seek God’s kingdom right where you are?

May 10, 2021 by

from licc: You could be at work. Maybe you’re looking after the kids. Or seeing friends (finally). But whatever sphere of society you’re in, God can work through you to bring his kingdom there – as in heaven. ‘We Seek Your Kingdom’, a whole-life worship song to the tune of much-loved hymn ‘Abide With Me’, written by Noel Robinson, Andy Flannagan, and Graham Hunter, inspires us to see our daily tasks through God’s eyes – and live out the prayer ‘your kingdom come’ in every part of life....

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New insights into John Stott’s life

May 10, 2021 by

James Robson, Ministry Director for Keswick Ministries. This excellent collection of short portraits of John Stott, expanded and updated from the 2012 original, coincides with the 100th anniversary of his birth. Pastor, Leader and Friend (2nd edition) By Christopher J.H. Wright, Lindsay Brown, et al (Editor Julia Cameron) Dictum Press. £6.99, ISBN 978 1 838 097 219 The aim is to ‘bring new insights into the life of John Stott and the ministries founded and fostered by him’ (pp. ix-x). But this...

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Sermon which cost school chaplain his job

May 10, 2021 by

from Christian Concern: A Christian chaplain has launched legal action after being reported to the government’s terrorist watchdog and losing his job for delivering a sermon in a school chapel that encouraged respect and debate on ‘identity ideologies.’ Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Rev. Dr Bernard Randall, 48, who is ordained in the Church of England and is a former chaplain of Christ’s College, Cambridge, is taking Trent College to court for discrimination, harassment,...

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