The BBC and the Tower of Babel

Sep 17, 2019 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: Genesis 11 tells us the fascinating story of the tower of Babel. Humanity was setting itself up against God and as part of that decided to build a skyscraper. God’s means of frustrating this is revealing – “Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” The plan worked. Humanity was divided and scattered. Melvin Tinker, an Anglican vicar, uses the imagery of the tower of Babel, together with that...

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80 per cent decline in religious funerals as mourners opt for golf courses and zoos over churches

Aug 29, 2019 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: An all-black dress code, pallbearers marching in unison, and a steady stream of tears are not often associated with golf courses, zoos and Chinese takeaways. Yet according to the most extensive ever report on UK funeral trends which, the religious funeral is dying a death. Instead of services in crematoriums, churches and cemeteries, Britons are instead opting for increasingly quirky ways to mourn their loved ones. The Co-op, the UK’s largest national funeral...

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The spirit of Jezebel, fatherless America, and mass shootings

Aug 20, 2019 by

by Michael Brown, Christian Post: I want to tread very carefully here since, as I write these words, families are in agony. Lives have been torn apart. People have been taken away in the prime of life. Even little children have been slaughtered in cold blood. The devastation produced by mass shootings is indescribable. But it is for that very reason we cannot be silent. We must continue to focus on one of the common denominators in these shootings: the murderers largely come from fatherless...

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Wealth, Health, Happiness and Holiness – The Vision and SIN of Nicola Sturgeon

Aug 19, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Nicola Sturgeon recently gave a Ted Talk which is interesting, revealing and a real help in understanding where some of our political and cultural leaders are heading. It’s only ten minutes but well worth listening to… […]  There are many things I would agree with in this talk – as I hope would any biblical Christian. It is good that our focus is not entirely on economic well being – and that Mammon is not our idol.  Man (or woman) does not live by bread...

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Building the fortifications

Aug 17, 2019 by

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: David French, who is Evangelical, has a theory about why some of these big-name pop-culture Evangelicals are losing their faith. Excerpt: As our culture changes, secularizes, and grows less tolerant of Christian orthodoxy, I’m noticing a pattern in many of the people who fall away (again, only Sampson knows his heart): They’re retreating from faith not because they’re ignorant of its key tenets and lack the necessary intellectual, theological depth but...

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The Return to Innocence

Aug 13, 2019 by

by Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine: With the continued normalization of vice in modern life, the idea of preserving or recovering innocence seems somewhat irrelevant. For most people, a return to innocence is more likely to bring to mind a new age hit single from the nineties than a serious societal concern. Today, only a few parents (usually of the Mormon or traditional Catholic variety) will take their family’s innocence seriously and do what they can to protect their children from the...

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