The Reformation’s African Roots

Oct 31, 2019 by

by  A. Trevor Sutton, The Gospel Coalition: Five hundred and two years ago—on October 31, 1517—Martin Luther publicly posted his Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany, and the Protestant Reformation began. No doubt you’ve heard this fact before—it’s the stuff of ninth-grade history class and the answer to the $200 Jeopardy! question, right up there with “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Despite its widespread acceptance, however, this may not be the best place to start the...

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Bishop to speak on authentic mission at prestigious Oxford venue

Oct 29, 2019 by

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali will be preaching the Ramsden University Sermon at Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TF this Sunday morning (3rd November) at 11am. Bishop Michael says “I will be addressing the subject of Mission as Embassy and Hospitality, and the implications of each for the life of the Church. Hospitality implies welcome and a readiness to receive those who come, whereas embassy has to do with engagement with the language, culture and world view of those being...

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Politically correct discrimination against Christian refugees is an indefensible scandal

Oct 26, 2019 by

by George Carey, Telegraph: War in Syria has reignited. Once again refugees fill its roads in need of our compassion. Yet those from the “wrong faith” won’t find it from the British Government. The UK’s resettlement of 16,000 refugees from the earlier conflict saw hardly any from the most brutalised minorities reach safety in our land. Of the refugees who came here in 2015 under the Vulnerable Persons Scheme, only 1.6 per cent were Christians. That’s despite this group being 10 per cent of the...

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Kanye West Pledges His Life to a Higher Power on ‘Jesus is King’ Album

Oct 26, 2019 by

From Billboard: […] Jesus is King sounds like the baptism of a reformed individual who has come to Jesus. From the jubilant praise heard on the opening track “Every Hour” to the “Hallelujah” chants on “Selah,” the tone is set for a Sunday-worthy soundtrack. Inspired by Bible verses like Ephesians 2:8-9 (“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”) and John 3:16 (“For God so loved the...

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Is Christianity really in numerical decline in America?

Oct 26, 2019 by

By Michael Brown, Christian Post: Do recent polls really tell the full story here in America? Is it true that Christianity is experiencing a serious, ongoing, numerical decline? Those polls could well be accurate, speaking of a major spiritual crisis in our nation. But there may be a different way to understand what is happening, one that points to separation and refining more than to backsliding and apostasy. First, let’s look at the results of the most recent Pew Research Center poll. As...

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Human dignity redefined

Oct 26, 2019 by

by Peter Hitchens, First Things: In revolutionary countries you expect to find desecration: churches turned into lavatories or reformatories, their sanctuaries wrecked and defiled, their bells pulled down and melted, and their crosses tumbled to the ground by commissars, as the Young Pioneers jeer.  Yet not all revolutions are so unsubtle. Those who intend to succeed move more carefully, smiling as they destroy. It is not true that nobody learns anything from history. Jacobin radicals—for all...

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