‘Wartime miracles’ leaflet and video: urgent call for repentance

Oct 1, 2021 by

A powerful reminder of how a nation turned to God for help in its darkest hour, and experienced his protection. Can something like this happen again? The organisation ’Strengthen the Faithful’ circulated a powerful message to churches in the UK in the form of a leaflet and video released in the early days of the pandemic, and believes it is now time to highlight this message again: From ‘Wartime miracles and a national scandal’: “Many people today look back upon the wartime generation...

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The Church should be at the forefront of a passionate opposition to assisted suicide

Sep 30, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Christian Today: Over the last half century there has been a consistent assault on Christian ethical values in the name of secular progress. The outcome has been almost uniformly disastrous in terms of social cohesion, personal wellbeing and the stability of society. The latest proposals to license assisted suicide continue the same pattern. There is something almost touching about the naivety and optimism of progressives. If it wasn’t for the fact that the naivety was...

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Asimov & The Benedict Option

Sep 30, 2021 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: The other night, a friend in Kansas said that I should watch the new Apple TV take on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series of novels, because it sounds like the Benedict Option. I did, and really liked the first episode. Then yesterday, a friend in Texas texted to tell me that I should read those Asimov books to explain the Ben Op to people. Well, obviously I haven’t had time to read the books, but the first episode of the Apple series tells me a lot....

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Digital church is here to stay, according to new study

Sep 30, 2021 by

by Heather Preston, Premier: A new report suggests that despite their challenges, online worship services are here for the long term as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Research from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Chester has found that Covid-19 has accelerated a trend towards a more digital religious experience. The study, British Ritual Innovation under Covid 19, surveyed hundreds of members of the public and clergy on their perceptions of religious life during...

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Keir Starmer criticised over trans comments

Sep 27, 2021 by

from Christian Today: Sir Keir Starmer has come in for criticism after saying it is “not right” to insist that only women have a cervix. The Labour leader made the controversial comments while speaking to Andrew Marr on Sunday morning. He was asked on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1 whether it was transphobic to say that only women have a cervix. Starmer replied: “It is something that shouldn’t be said. It’s not right.” He spoke to the BBC as the Labour Party...

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Young more likely to pray than over-55s – survey

Sep 26, 2021 by

by Harry Farley, BBC News: Young people in the UK are twice as likely as older people to pray regularly, a new survey has found. Some 51% of 18 to 34-year-olds polled by Savanta ComRes said they pray at least once a month, compared with 24% of those aged 55 and over. It also found 49% of the younger age group attend a place of worship every month, compared with 6% of over-55s. The associate director of Savanta said the numbers could reflect the move to online worship during the pandemic. Chris...

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