German Left’s firebomb war on Christianity

Feb 17, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, TCW: THE media give the impression that the big danger of political violence in Germany comes from the Right with marches and demonstrations by Pegida and the rise of the AfD. Marches and voting success, however, are less dangerous to democracy than firebomb attacks by the Left on Christian individuals and organisations. German pro-life journalist Gunnar Schupelius’s car was destroyed in an arson attack on December 31 for which the ‘Feminist Autonomous Cell’...

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St Hilda’s demolishes its chapel, and the humanists crow

Feb 9, 2020 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: St Hilda’s College is the first college of the University of Oxford to have demolished its chapel. First of all they were going to replace it. But having knocked down the old one they have now decided they want a multi-faith space instead. The humanists are crowing that this represents a triumph for the forces of secularism – and they are, of course, perfectly correct. The ghastly multi-faith space is democratic and open to all in the same way that death is: to say...

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Kruger: we should not throw away the inheritance of our Christian culture

Feb 9, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In his maiden speech on 29th January, a Conservative MP said something which even the Bishops in the House of Lords aren’t saying. Danny Kruger, the Member for Devizes, made not only an unapologetic appeal to national identity, but also to the Christian foundations of that identity: I finish on a more abstract issue, but it is one that we will find ourselves debating in many different forms in this Parliament. It is the issue of identity, of who we are both as...

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What a government sex scandal and a preaching ban tell us about modern Scotland

Feb 9, 2020 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: Scotland is an amazing country. I accept I may have a wee bit of bias but it has so much going for it – stunning countryside, a rich culture, incredible people and a society built on several hundred years of Christian civilization. However Scotland is in danger of throwing at least the last part of that wonderful heritage into the dustbins of history. The Scotland that anyone over 50 grew up in is now almost unrecognizable – at least in spiritual and...

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Sacred Truths in a Profane World

Feb 3, 2020 by

by Sir Roger Scruton, The Imaginative Conservative: By and large the educated elites in the Western world today are without religious belief and often animated by what I call a “culture of repudiation,” keen to banish old ideas of the sacred from public life and to remake the institutions and structures of civil society so as to reflect their own liberated lifestyle. This attitude tends to go hand in hand with a rejection of traditional morality and the customs that sustain ordinary people in...

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After Brexit Day, time to put our spiritual house in order

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: YES, Brexit Day was indeed worth observing in some way or other. As a Christian minister I observed it by standing outside the Houses of Parliament to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Brexit has never been just about politics: it is primarily a spiritual issue. In whom are we trusting as a nation for our security and prosperity? How we must be mindful of the Biblical warning, ‘Put not your trust in princes’ (Psalm 146:3). Yet that is exactly what the...

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