When the Ideologues Come for the Kids

Oct 21, 2019 by

by Andrew Sullivan, Intelligencer: Like any religion, wokeness understands the need to convert children. The old Jesuit motto (sometimes attributed to Voltaire) was, after all, “Give me the child for the first seven years and I will give you the man.” And so I was moved but not particularly surprised by George Packer’s tale of a progressive school banishing separate restrooms for boys and girls because this reinforces the gender binary. The school did not inform parents of this, of course:...

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Sri Lanka bombings: Forgiving, and fighting to recover

Oct 21, 2019 by

From BBC: Six months ago, on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by one of the world’s worst terrorist attacks this century. The town of Negombo suffered the deadliest bombing, when 115 people died while attending mass. Hasaru Jayakody lost his mother in the explosion – and spent his 17th birthday recovering from shrapnel injuries in hospital. He is now learning to forgive and not to hate, and is volunteering as a Sunday School teacher. This short video shows how ordinary Christians are taking...

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Humanists take radical anti-human rights stance on education

Oct 21, 2019 by

by Roger Kiska, Christian Concern: Humanists UK are one of the leading censors of religious freedom and personal liberty within the United Kingdom today. Their goal, as they even admit, is to take away your right to enjoy many of the fundamental freedoms which make up the fabric of this great nation. Case in point, on 11 October, the Chief Executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, sent out a fundraiser, which Christian Concern has had sight of, explicitly asking for public support to end “the...

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Evangelism and dementia

Oct 21, 2019 by

by Isaac Pain, Church Society: Isaac Pain reflects on his experiences of ministering in care homes and our approach to evangelism amongst those suffering from dementia. This week I took a Harvest services in one of the care homes we minister in. I love these opportunities to take the gospel into care homes. To the outside world they won’t look very glitzy or glamorous occasions, but, to those with eyes to see, they are opportunities to live out the topsy-turvy gospel where it’s the last who...

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Is ‘Hate Speech’ Dangerous?

Oct 20, 2019 by

by H K Rivera, The American Thinker: As a concept, freedom of speech arguably dates back to Socrates. He said to his prosecutors, “If you offered to let me off this time on condition I am not any longer to speak my mind… I should say to you, ‘Men of Athens, I shall obey the Gods rather than you.'” While Plato was busy writing dialogues and showing us that Socrates was advocating for free speech more than 2000 years ago, freedom of speech as a legal right did not...

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The Radical Equality of Christianity

Oct 20, 2019 by

By Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative: In our world of recriminating hatreds—in which we desire more to label those we don’t like as sexist, imperialist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, and, simultaneously, mark ourselves as victims—we often forget some important historical truths. Here’s one we conveniently ignore, dismiss, or mock: Nothing in the world has brought about more equality and justice than has the Christian religion. To be sure, various paganisms—such as the...

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