CS Lewis: A towering intellect who knew how to explain the Christian faith in simple terms

Jan 14, 2021 by

by J John, Christian Today: I am one of many people who have found both wisdom and wit from the writings of C.S. Lewis. Clive Staples Lewis – known always as ‘Jack’ to his friends – was born in Northern Ireland in 1898 and grew up in a house overflowing with books. He was sent to England to be educated where he left his family’s formal Christianity to become a professing atheist. After a time on the frontline during the First World War, he began an academic career in English...

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Letter From A Struggling Young Man

Jan 7, 2021 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: […] It’s extremely difficult being a young person nowadays. People don’t believe it or understand why I say this. They immediately point to the fantastic technological advancements and wealth in our society. While those things have undoubtedly made life better, there is a tremendous lack of meaning and purpose with most young people. I can confidently say that many of us feel hopeless and aimless in life. We are living in a society that promotes...

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Thank God for liberalism

Jan 6, 2021 by

by Tomiwa Owolade, UnHerd: Our understanding of individual rights is rooted in religion — not a reaction against it. Where did liberalism come from? According to Ian Dunt in his book How To Be A Liberal — which, despite the title, is not a self-help guide —  it started with René Descartes. Dunt’s book is a historical account of how liberal ideas emerged, and the subsequent routes they’ve taken up until the present day. It offers the conventional narrative, shared by many on the Left and Right,...

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Most Britons say their country is Christian, but participation is low: survey

Jan 6, 2021 by

by Peter Kenny, Evangelical News: Despite a national decline in religious observance, slightly over half of Brits continue to see the United Kingdom as a Christian country, but religiousness is low, a new study has found and it is very low in the 16-24 age group. The survey reveals that Christian Britain in more of a self-perception than a practiced reality. YouGov, a UK international internet-based market research and data analytics firm, found that while most British people celebrate Easter...

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Britain is still a Christian country, say most Britons

Jan 5, 2021 by

from YouGov: The majority of Britons (56%) say the UK is a Christian country. This view is held by seven in ten (69%) British Christians, as well as half of non-Christians (47%) and of those who are not religious (49%). One in four Britons (28%) say Britain is not a Christian country, with a further 16% saying they don’t know. The youngest Britons – those aged 16-24 – are split on whether the UK is a Christian country: 41% say it is is a Christian country, whilst 39% say it isn’t. The older...

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Liberals should stop patronising believers

Jan 3, 2021 by

by Theo Hobson, Spectator: An editorial in the Guardian on Friday suggests that this year may be a good one for liberal Christians, and gives them a little pat on the back. The suggestion is based on four things: the churches have shown their social relevance during the pandemic; the incoming American president is a liberal Catholic; in his latest book Pope Francis has called for a ‘new humanism’; the leader of the Orthodox Church, Bartholomew I, has spoken in favour of social justice. It also...

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