Book Review: Neither Bomb nor Bullet

Aug 13, 2019 by

by J S Marshall: Benjamin Kwashi with Andrew Boyd, Monarch Books, July 2019 In troubled times we need the power of God in the lives of men and women sent by Him to inspire and lead us. Such, I have to say I was convinced, having read his amazing life story, is Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, who as the subtitle says is truly on “the front line.” By this, I mean the city of Jos, in Plateau State Nigeria. Jos is in the centre of Nigeria and its continually central the news for...

read more

TCW summer reads: What it means to be a true conservative

Aug 12, 2019 by

by Dr Chris Sugden, The Conservative Woman The Moral Case for Conservatism by Samuel Burgess; Wilberforce Publications, June 2019. 190 pages, £10.00 Following the Conservative leadership election, Boris Johnson said: ‘If you look at the history of the last 200 years you will see that it is we conservatives who have had the best insights, I think, into human nature. ‘And the best insights into how to manage the jostling sets of instincts in the human heart. And time and again it is to us that...

read more

Review: Same-Sex Parenting Research

Jun 22, 2019 by

by Frances Rabbitts, Prophecy Today: In a week when a former magistrate has lost his appeal over his right to express (even in private) Christian views about same-sex adoption, it seems especially pertinent to review this 2018 book from Wilberforce Publications on academic understandings of gay marriage and parenting. In the second of two gold standard studies commissioned by the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life (the first was published in 2014 as The Marriage Files), US Professor of...

read more

Liberalism Is Failing Because It Rejected Orthodox Christianity

May 29, 2019 by

by Kevin E Stuart, Public Discourse: Helena Rosenblatt’s The Lost History of Liberalism correctly identifies liberalism’s need for moral virtue, but does not draw the further conclusion that her book suggests: liberalism is failing because it has rejected orthodox Christianity. Every parent knows the ominous feeling of watching one’s child transform a mere mistake into a full-blown disaster. A similar sense of gloom hovers over Helena Rosenblatt’s recent book, The Lost History of Liberalism....

read more

It’s Time to Promote Good Social Science on Same-Sex Parenting

May 13, 2019 by

by Paul Sullins, Public Discourse: Social scientists who conduct research on the politically charged question of the wellbeing of children in the care of same-sex parents have emphatically asserted unqualified and universal support for the finding of “no differences.” In his meticulously researched new book, Professor Walter Schumm turns this scenario on its head. Through a detailed review of virtually all extant research, Schumm demonstrates decisively that contrary evidence not only exists,...

read more

Hated without a Reason: The Remarkable story of Christian persecution over the centuries

May 8, 2019 by

Patrick Sookhdeo, Isaac Publications, April 2019. 272pp £10.00. Reviewed by Chris Sugden: In his interim report on the persecution of Christians, commissioned by the Foreign Office (CEN report February 8th) and published on May 3rd, the Bishop of Truro likened the current persecution of Christians to genocide, as 245 million Christians are persecuted worldwide in 50 countries, an annual rise of 30 million. The Truro report is a current snapshot.  In “Hated without a reason” Dr Patrick Sookhdeo...

read more