Peter Jensen warns Christians about the harmful use of words

Apr 14, 2021 by

By Ros Clarke, Church Society Blog The latest edition of The Global Anglican is now on its way to subscribers… …Peter Jensen’s editorial opens the journal, as always, this time reflecting on the power of words: God’s good, true, pure word, and our self-serving words which can destroy. He concludes: Bad doctrine, which is a travesty of the gospel, is doing much harm. But just as harmful is the careless or self-serving language by which other believers are traduced either secretly or...

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Postmodernism makes you miserable

Apr 12, 2021 by

by Freya India Ager, spiked: How the power/privilege obsession is ruining everyday life. In today’s postmodern culture, problem-solving has never been easier. Rather than sift through the messy labyrinth of factors that influence our actions and interactions, many now favour one common explanation: power and privilege. Not only are complex issues like climate change, the severity of the Covid pandemic and even the fight for free speech now said to be the result of racism and tyrannical power...

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Losing ourselves

Apr 11, 2021 by

by John Stonestreet, Christian Post: It’s easy to think that the story of the last several decades, at least as it comes to Christianity and society, is the story of moral shifting. In other words, things that were once considered wrong are now considered right, and things that were once considered right are now considered wrong. That certainly explains an awful lot, and certainly there have been moral shifts in Western society. However, that’s not enough to explain everything. More...

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Lessons for today from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

Apr 6, 2021 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: What is happening in the world? Sometimes we stand so close that we cannot see the bigger picture. In today’s world of Covid, vaccine passports, police raiding churches, endemic sexual abuse, gender confusion, disillusionment with government, there can be a temptation for the Christian to either despair and retreat, or despair and end up fighting the wrong battles. We need to constantly remind ourselves that the Lord is sovereign and can even use what...

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Power today: using the energy of how people feel to control how we should think

Mar 26, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: A recent article by Brendan O’Neill on Spiked is a brilliant analysis of a key aspect of the revolutionary change affecting Western culture. If we want to understand what is behind some of the theological and ethical confusion in the church, “cancel culture” and campaigns to regulate speech and thought, the teaching of LGBT ideology to small children, and even the strong feelings elicited by the Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan and Harry, The tyranny of...

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What St John has to say about Teen Vogue

Mar 23, 2021 by

by Elizabeth Oldfield, UnHerd: The latest victim of what is now known as “cancel culture” fell last week. This time it’s not a middle aged white man, but a young woman of colour, who lost her job as editor of Teen Vogue over racist tweets sent a decade ago, when she was 17. Many people have expressed disquiet that, despite apologising and making clear she in no way still holds those reprehensible views, Alexi McCammond still felt she needed to resign. “Cancel culture” is, like most phenomena...

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