The Good and the Bad of Losing Cultural Christianity

Jun 21, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: Earlier this spring, I took part in the “Culture Friday” segment on The World and Everything In It podcast. We discussed the Gallup “Houses of Worship” research that showed—for the first time in the eight decades of this survey—religious Americans to now be in the minority. Only 47 percent of Americans claim membership in a church, synagogue, or mosque. The fading of cultural Christianity, even in traditionally Bible belt parts of the country, has stirred...

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GB News. Will anti-cancel culture campaigns emerge to cancel the cancel culture campaigns – or try to?

Jun 17, 2021 by

by Charlotte Gill, Conservative Home: In an appalling but unsurprising state of affairs, Stop Funding Hate (SFH) has set about trying to cancel GB News. I say unsurprising because, long before the first show aired, SFH had been campaigning – although no one could have predicted how quickly it would make gains. Helped along by other Twitter activists, SFH’s prime tactic involves pressuring advertisers to stop funding channels (“funding hate”, as its Enlightened Keyboard Warriors see it) and...

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Moving forward with Christ in a post-Covid, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ world

Jun 17, 2021 by

by Melvin Tinker, Christian Concern: The Canadian clinical psychologist, Professor Jordan Peterson presents a fascinating analysis of the 1959 Walt Disney film, Sleeping Beauty, which, in many ways as we shall see, is a story for our time. Princess Aurora had parents who were quite old and had been desperate to have a child. And so when this bundle of joy eventually arrived, understandably they didn’t want anything to happen to her and they became somewhat overprotective. This shows itself...

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Moving forward with Christ in a Post-Covid, Sleeping Beauty World

Jun 4, 2021 by

by Melvin Tinker, Christ Church Newland: […] over the last few decades we have been creating in the West a ‘Sleeping Beauty culture’, where fear has been the dominant outlook, shaped by the creation of worse case scenarios with the result that maintaining safety becomes the paramount concern…  …This is the way the sociologist, Professor Frank Furedi, describes the situation, ‘We can see the deleterious impact of safetyism and worst-case thinking in the sphere of childhood. Indeed, childhood...

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Reflections on European Values Survey: Interview with professor David Voas

Jun 3, 2021 by

by Jo Appleton, Evangelical Focus: There is increasing cultural diversity that works against the traditional beliefs. The critical factor is the extent to which religious involvement is transmitted to the younger generation. Professor David Voas is Professor of Social Science at the University College London Institute for Social Research, where much of his work concerns religious change in contemporary societies. He was Chair of the European Values Survey Theory Group, who are responsible for...

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Symbols of a new era

May 19, 2021 by

From American Anglican Council’s ‘Anglican Perspective’: Canon Phil Ashey interviews writer and reporter, Rev. Andrew Symes, of Anglican Mainstream and the Anglican Network in Europe. This follows on from the blogs by Ashey and Symes setting the US Equality Act in the context of today’s cultural issues in the Western world, pitting the Church against a standard secular orthodoxy of the day. What is going on, and how is the Church to respond in this new era? Click here for podcast of the...

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