The genius and grace of G K Chesterton

Sep 12, 2021 by

by Peter Mullen, TCW: […] Gilbert Keith Chesterton had a mind that was almost too big for his huge body and he once said, ‘My height is six feet three inches, but my weight has never been accurately calculated.’ He was born in London where he attended St Paul’s School and studied art at the Slade. From the start he was a prolific essayist and journalist for magazines such as The Bookman, The Illustrated London News and The Speaker. From 1925 he published his own magazine, G.K.’s...

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The end of the West – or the beginning of a return to Christian values?

Sep 12, 2021 by

by Ann Bradshaw, TCW: THE Afghanistan debacle seems to be some kind of turning point in the self-confidence of the West. Suddenly, commentators are asking if this is the fall of the West – a result of the failure of Western liberal, secular values. Paul Kingsnorth suggests the West has lost its virtue.Janet Daley thinks there is a global power crisis. Allister Heath thinks the West has become ‘racked by self-doubt . . . self-loathing . . . it no longer has values to sell’. Nick Timothy argues...

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Christian scholars slam report arguing that LGBT ‘progress’ doesn’t threaten Christians

Sep 3, 2021 by

by Ryan Foley, Christian Post: Christian scholars have pushed back on a study in an American Psychological Association journal that concludes that laws designed to protect the LGBT community from discrimination do not negatively impact Christians. The APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published a study in January titled “Is LGBT progress seen as an attack on Christians?: Examining Christian/sexual orientation zero-sum beliefs.” The report was based on studies conducted...

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Can we get round the mainstream media’s blockade of Christianity?

Sep 2, 2021 by

by Martin Davie, Christian Today: I have long enjoyed reading G K Chesterton’s stories about the crime solving Roman Catholic priest Father Brown. I also enjoy watching the Father Brown programmes on television. However, whenever I watch the television programmes two things always strike me as odd. The first is that in the programmes, unlike in Chesterton’s original stories, the English Reformation appears never to have happened. In the village where Father Brown is the parish...

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The West has lost its virtue

Aug 30, 2021 by

by Paul Kingsnorth, UnHerd: We have abandoned the taboos that held us together. A century ago, as the Great War raged, Oswald Spengler wrote that “Western mankind, without exception, is under the influence of an immense optical illusion.” The Decline of the West, Spengler’s grand, ambitious, poetic theory of Western downfall — well underway, in his telling, by the time he began writing — has had its followers, detractors and imitators ever since. It has also, in recent years, had something of...

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Taliban going door-to-door searching for Christians, inspecting phones for Bible apps

Aug 24, 2021 by

by Ryan Foley, Christian Post: As the Taliban continue to gain control of Afghanistan following the pullout of U.S. troops, leaders of the underground Christian church are warning of the implications for religious minority groups in the country. In a statement released Tuesday, the leader of the underground church ministering to Christians in Afghanistan and the founder of the nonprofit organization Global Catalytic Ministries, who goes by the alias Pastor X, provided a “first-hand ground...

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