Why I love India – Reflections of an Indian Christian

Nov 5, 2019 by

by Vinay Samuel, Church of England Newspaper: Let me begin with some images of how Indians show their love for India and their pride in it.  A comedy show of Indian immigrants in Britain was titled “Goodness Gracious Me”.  One popular episode picked up the theme of pride in India.  An uncle of the young couple of British Indians (they were born and raised in England) would claim everything good in England is Indian.  The Queen of England was Indian “because her married children lived in the...

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Atheists sound the alarm: Decline of Christianity is seriously hurting society

Nov 5, 2019 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Only a few years ago, the aggressive “New Atheist” movement was on the march, with rhetorical brawlers like Christopher Hitchens and renowned biologists like Richard Dawkins leading the charge against religion and the last vestiges of Christian faith in the West. Religion, Hitchens famously stated, “poisons everything,” and could only be considered, at best, humanity’s “first and worst” attempt to solve existential questions. If these cobwebbed superstitions...

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Hymn Society Releases “Queer Hymns” for LGBTQIA2S+

Nov 2, 2019 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: A collection comprised of nearly 50 “queer hymns” has been recently published by an ecumenical non-profit association that seeks to promote congregational singing. Songs for the Holy Other: Hymns Affirming the LGBTQIA2S+ Community was released in July by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Anglican Journal, the publication of the Anglican Church of Canada, publicized the songs, which were promptly shared online by the U.S.-based Episcopal...

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The Testaments: Is Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize winner anti-Christian?

Oct 31, 2019 by

by Megan Cornwell, Premier Christianity: […] Somebody reading The Testaments with little or no knowledge of the Bible may come to the conclusion that Gilead is a critique of Christianity, or worse, that Christianity is fundamentally repressive. Gilead is steeped in religious language and the Bible is used to justify the most abhorrent acts… …It’s interesting that in both The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments most of the protagonists cling to a desire for God and even pray in private despite...

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Human Dignity Redefined

Oct 30, 2019 by

by Peter Hitchens, First Things: In revolutionary countries you expect to find desecration: churches turned into lavatories or reformatories, their sanctuaries wrecked and defiled, their bells pulled down and melted, and their crosses tumbled to the ground by commissars, as the Young Pioneers jeer. Yet not all revolutions are so unsubtle. Those who intend to succeed move more carefully, smiling as they destroy. It is not true that nobody learns anything from history. Jacobin radicals—for all...

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The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too

Oct 23, 2019 by

by Gerald Sittser, Christianity Today: The pre-Christendom church managed to avoid both isolationism and accommodationism. Their model gives us a map for post-Christendom challenges. […] How did early Christians start and sustain a movement over such a long period of time (some 250 years) before Christendom began to emerge? How did the church maintain a steady rate of growth under such difficult circumstances? How did Christian leaders make disciples without the religious benefits and...

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