Alister Magrath’s Obituary of The Rev Professor JI Packer

Jul 31, 2020 by

Dr Magrath, J.I. Packer’s biographer, writes: When seen alongside the deaths of John Stott in 2011 and Michael Green in 2019, Packer’s may well mark the end of an important era in Evangelical Anglicanism. It remains to be seen where it goes next. J. I. Packer in a photo from the official congress brochure of the first National Evangelical Anglican Congress, held at Keele University, Staffordshire, in 1967 The Revd Professor Alister McGrath writes: J. I. (“JIM”) PACKER was one of the most...

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Catholics fear hate crime law will criminalise the Bible

Jul 31, 2020 by

by Marc Horne, The Times: Christians risk being criminalised for quoting passages of the Bible if new proposed hate crime legislation is passed, the Scottish Catholic Church has warned. New legislation which is making its way through Holyrood would make “stirring up hatred” against certain groups a criminal offence. The proposals have provoked a backlash amid fears they could lead to people being charged over comments perceived to be offensive even if that was not the intention. Anthony Horan,...

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Let us praise William Wilberforce, liberator of slaves, man of God

Jul 22, 2020 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: AMIDST the recent Black Lives Matter protests, the evangelical Christian chiefly responsible for the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade by the United Kingdom parliament gets practically no mention. In today’s terms, William Wilberforce (1759-1833) had very politically incorrect opinions. But without the parliamentary campaign he led as a backbench MP over 20 years to abolish in 1807 the trade in people enslaved in Africa and brutally shipped to the...

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Don’t erase Jesus’s Jewish identity

Jul 8, 2020 by

by Marcus Walker, Spectator: ‘So when did your family convert to Christianity?’ asked an American General early on in the occupation of Iraq. ‘About two thousand years ago,’ replied the Iraqi. The Middle Eastern culture and context of Christ is something that the Western Church seems happy to forget. That Jesus was very specifically a Jew is something we have found even more difficult – as Christianity’s uncomfortable bouts of anti-Semitism have shown. It is because of this that the new...

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America’s descent into rebellion and anarchy is largely due to absence of fathers

Jun 24, 2020 by

By Fr. Michael P. Orsi, LifeSite: ‘Too many men who have fathered children don’t take their responsibilities as fathers seriously.’ The recent celebration of Father’s Day occurred at a time when our land is experiencing chaos, anarchy and rebellion, all of which can be summed up as lawlessness. We didn’t reach this point overnight. The past few decades have seen traditional precepts of law — that is to say, natural law, God’s law — set aside in favor of an array of highly questionable...

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Protests: Christians respond

Jun 8, 2020 by

A selection of articles about the worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd. Latest posts at the top: Is it Heresy for a Christian to Question Black Lives Matter? by David Robertson, theweeflea Thomas Sowell’s wise words on ‘racism’, by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman Understanding and responding to racism – a Christian perspective, by Philip Powell, Jubilee Centre This is why the official BLM statement is so disturbing, by Michael Brown, Christian Post Justin Welby is...

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