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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Family and the Future of Civilization

May 4, 2021 by

by Scott Yenor, Institute for Family Studies: Our politics and culture used to support marriage as an enduring community. The Supreme Court saw marriage as “fundamental to our very existence and survival” as a self-governing people. Lawmakers across the land contributed to a culture that encouraged couples to marry and stay together and to have children and raise them to honorable adulthood.  Divorce was rare and discouraged. Obscenity was proscribed and less able to corrupt minds. Over the...

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Why lockdown has become a lifestyle

May 2, 2021 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: The culture of fear has made a lifetime of quarantine look attractive. For almost half a century, fear has dominated the outlook of Western societies. One of the distinctive features of this outlook is the tendency always to think the worst. And it is this tendency that has exerted an all too powerful influence over policymakers and experts during the Covid pandemic. […]  Writing of the ‘widespread compliance with lockdown restrictions’, Dr Gary Sidley, a retired...

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Woke cancel culture is to our society what concrete cancer is to 20th century buildings

Apr 22, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden: They are coming for Jane -“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” – Austin. Not content trying to get JK Rowling cancelled because she wants to use biology to determine gender instead of the creative imagination that allows men to haunt adolescent girls’ changing rooms and displace women from athletic teams, the woke are going for poor Jane. I think that if you had told me ten years ago that a...

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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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