The Black Death and the Ever-Present Judgment of God

Sep 23, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: Near the beginning of the pandemic last year, in the middle of that initial lockdown, I read John Barry’s The Great Influenza, the greatest single book on the flu that ravaged the world just over a 100 ago. Whenever I mentioned that book, people looked at me funny. Trevin, isn’t it weird to read about an older pandemic when you can just watch the news? Aren’t you overloaded with bad news already? Why revisit the tragedy of 1918–20? I’m not the only weird...

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Why we should all be using printed Bibles

Sep 23, 2021 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: It’s not uncommon in churches, when the time comes for the Bible reading, to see people reach not for a printed pew Bible, but for their phones, to read the Bible on a phone app. Since the pandemic, people have become even more nervous about picking up a printed Bible in church—despite the lack of evidence of any risk, this is a hangover from the first regulations in March 2020, when it was thought that Covid-19 could be transmitted via surfaces. When I was in a session...

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“No debate” no longer an option

Sep 23, 2021 by

By Ellen Pasternack, The Critic: Persuasion works: three new books by gender critical feminists have captured public attention in spite of publishers. Gender identity ideology began as a way to conceptualise transgender people. According to this belief system, they have a gender identity that doesn’t match the sex they were “assigned at birth”. This ideology currently has the endorsement of governments, educational institutions and NGOs worldwide — a state of affairs that has come about with...

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Banned from hosting a Christian event

Sep 23, 2021 by

…because the students don’t like our views. Tim Dieppe, Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern, talks to Colin Brazier, GB News, about the recent event held by the Wilberforce Academy. Watch Here See also: Free-speech defender capitulates in face of Oxford student protest from Christian Concern Please right-click links to open in a new window.  

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Daniel Finkelstein: opponents of assisted dying are ‘radicals’

Sep 23, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In his Times article today, Daniel Finkelstein insists that to legalise assisted dying (/suicide) would be “a small change”; a very modest development; a necessary and popular incremental reform. As Parliament gets yet another chance to consider this matter (the fourth in 15 years), “eventually success will come,” he tells us. “Political minds change slowly but the change is all in one direction.” His is a teleological belief with a curious argument: There are three...

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Aborting babies with a disability up to birth is not discriminatory, high court rules

Sep 23, 2021 by

from SPUC: The High Court of Justice has ruled that unborn babies diagnosed with a possible foetal anomaly can be aborted past 24 weeks gestation.  Heidi Carter(née Crowter), who has Down’s syndrome, and Marie-Lea Wilson, who has a son with Down’s syndrome, pursued joint legal action against the government for permitting abortion up to birth for non-fatal foetal anomalies such as Down’s syndrome. In the UK, abortion can be carried out until 24 weeks and then until birth if the unborn baby is...

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