The implications of Brexit for the Institute’s concerns

Feb 1, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: […]  In summary, Brexit is clearly significant for many issues. But on the Christian issues with which the CI is engaged, either the EU has never been involved, or the immediate Brexit impact is more subtle. Only time will tell. This is mainly because in so many areas affecting our work successive governments have passed laws not required by the EU. And there is no indication of any policy departure. Just because the freedom is there, doesn’t mean the...

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Faith and Family Play a Bigger Role in Academic Achievement Than Race or Socioeconomic Status

Feb 1, 2020 by

by William Jeynes, Public Discourse: The phrase “achievement gap” refers to the well-documented discrepancies between the scholastic achievements of African American and Latinos on the one hand and white students on the other. What explains the gap? My meta-analysis revealed that if an African American or Latino student was a person of faith and came from a two biological parent family, the achievement gap totally disappeared, even when adjusting for socioeconomic status… … There are two...

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The cancellation of Franklin Graham’s tour events is a seminal moment for the UK

Feb 1, 2020 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: […] Tozer’s comment is as relevant now as it was when he made it 65 years ago: “The church goes along with everything and stands against nothing – until she is convinced that it is the safe and popular thing to do; then she passes her courageous resolutions and issues her world-shaking manifestos – all in accord with the world’s newest venture – whatever it may be.” All of the above has been all too common in the UK today – and in other Western...

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The High Stakes of How Christians Approach Power

Feb 1, 2020 by

by Brett McCracken, Scott Sauls and Jamin Goggin, The Gospel Coalition: […] Since writing your books, we have witnessed numerous pastors and ministry leaders in the evangelical church fall prey to temptations of power. How should Christians and churches respond to this troubling trend? What are the key lessons for the church? Goggin: For many of us it can be tempting to respond to these stories, both public and local, with a kind of distanced judgment. But it’s dangerous to always view the...

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What does healing the Brexit divide mean?

Feb 1, 2020 by

by Mark Easton, BBC News: The moment of Brexit is a time to “find closure and let the healing begin”, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But what does “healing” involve? If there is one thing that people on both sides of the referendum debate agree on it is that, at times, the argument became far too hostile. In the House of Commons, on social media and in the streets, passions became inflamed. An official statement from the prime minister earlier this month...

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In the news this week

Jan 31, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: MPs call on the Government to close the ‘abuse of trust’ loophole, the Church of England has been attacked by LGBT campaigners for holding to the biblical position on sexual relationships, and Peter Shilton speaks out about his gambling problems. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories MPs call on Govt to close ‘abuse of trust’ loophole CofE attacked for holding to biblical position on sexual relationships Thinking you’ve...

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