3 Surprises from New Research on ‘Progressive’ and ‘Conservative’ Christians

Nov 10, 2021 by

by Trevin Wax, TGC: Are conservative Christians prone to politicizing their faith, conflating Republican Party politics with biblical fidelity? Some are, and we could point to plenty of examples. But the bigger, underreported story is that conservative Christians are not uniquely prone to such errors, and in fact, “progressive” Christians outpace their conservative counterparts in succumbing to politicization. One Faith No Longer George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk’s new book, One Faith No...

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4 Causes of Deconstruction

Nov 9, 2021 by

By Joshua Ryan Butler, TGC: Deconstruction is a symptom, not the root cause. [Editor’s note: ‘Deconstruction’ here refers to the trend, particularly in the US, of evangelicals moving away from biblical faith, often influenced by the public journeys of high profile figures…] A proper diagnosis is important because—to continue the medical analogy—each underlying condition has a different cure. I’ve walked as a pastor with many wrestling with deconstruction. While not...

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Beyond the Odds: Providence in Britain’s Wars of the 20th Century

Nov 1, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “At many times in the two World Wars, Britain was saved from disaster in circumstances that defied probabilities,” we read on the cover of ‘Beyond the Odds’, a new book by John Scriven with Tim Dieppe (Wilberforce Publications). “There were sudden changes in the weather, inexplicable mistakes in strategy and tactics by the enemy and other extraordinary events,” and we are taken on a journey from the ‘Angel of Mons’ in 1914, through the capture of Jerusalem in 1917, to...

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‘You’re a disgrace’: radio host clashes with pastor over prayers for those with unwanted same-sex attraction

Nov 1, 2021 by

from Premier: LBC presenter James O’Brien has called a pastor “a disgrace” during a debate over praying for someone with unwanted same-sex attraction. Pastor Walter from a church in Warrington called ‘The Mystery Hour’ programme to share his thoughts on the government’s set of proposals to ban ‘coercive’ conversion therapy under new legislation coming out next year. Pastor Walter said he agrees that all abhorrent practices such as “electric shock therapy” and even...

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Our Queen’s finest moment

Oct 28, 2021 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: Vulnerability brings her closer to her subjects. I’ve met the Queen twice. Once in a cathedral and another time in her garden. I say ‘met’, though neither encounter constitutes what could normally be described as meeting someone. We shook hands in a line-up, all of us dressed a bit funny. Both times I was too self-consciously focused on my own etiquette to use the three or four seconds of our meeting to establish any sort of connection. Remember, “Your Majesty” first,...

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Be careful what you wish for: after Christianity come wokery and witchcraft

Oct 27, 2021 by

by Ann Farmer, MercatorNet: Radio host James Whale needs to think again about his desire to sweep Britain clean of traditional religion. Acerbic British radio and podcast host James Whale is battling kidney cancer which appears to make him crankier than usual. In a recent column in The Express he ranted about religion. “Islamist terrorism has raised its ugly head again, which prompts one big question in my mind,” he writes. “What is it about religion that drives people nuts?” These atrocities...

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