A review of Tom Holland ‘Dominion – The Making of the Western Mind’

Jan 11, 2020 by

by Martin Barrett Davie: What Dominion is about. Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has written extensively about the ancient world and the early Middle Ages. His most recent and highly acclaimed book Dominion – The Making of the Western Mind is much broader in scope in that it traces the development of Western thought from the fifth century BC to the present day. As Holland explains in his Preface, the purpose of this book is ‘to explore how we in the West...

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Episcopalians’ Appraisal of the United Methodist Separation Protocol

Jan 11, 2020 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: A diverse group of United Methodists has negotiated and released a proposed protocol to divide the denomination. This potentially concludes decades of internal conflict centered upon marriage and human sexual expression. IRD President Mark Tooley has a write-up of the proposal that can be viewed here. In evaluating the separation protocol, it is instructive to examine the legacy of the litigious and ugly split that occurred in the Episcopal Church. That...

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This new Conservative Government should learn from the wisdom of Burke

Jan 10, 2020 by

by Michael Nazir-Ali, Conservative Home: Following the convincing Conservative victory in December’s general election, there has been a veritable flood of prescriptions about what the new government must do.These have ranged from reforming the inherent left-wing and libertarian bias in many institutions, quangos and ‘at a distance bodies’, funded by the State, to a radical overhaul of the civil service and of Parliament itself. This is well and good and to be expected after such a sweeping...

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UN Council for Human Rights review of ‘Conversion Therapy’

Jan 9, 2020 by

From Core Issues Trust: The International Federation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice has responded to the call for input from the UN Council for Human Rights, which is reviewing its position on “conversion therapy”. Using detailed research, the document requests the office of the U.N. Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to:  Explain how imposing bans on therapeutic choice by insisting that...

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Courage, Love, and Sacrifice in the Fight for Marriage Reality

Jan 6, 2020 by

by Robert P George, Public Discourse: Every time we fail to muster the courage to do what’s right, what God is calling us to do, there is behind that failure a still deeper failure: a failure of love. Author’s note: On January 1, 2020, Ryan T. Anderson and I published a piece in USA Today on the steep costs—personal, societal, political, legal, and moral—of the so-called “progress” on LGBT issues over the past decade. Rod Dreher responded with an article in The American Conservative. Below,...

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Christians Beheaded for Christmas, The West Goes Back to Sleep

Jan 5, 2020 by

by Guilio Meotti, Gatestone Institute: Martha Bulus, a Nigerian Catholic woman, was going to her bridal party when she was abducted by Islamic extremists of Boko Haram. Martha and her companions were beheaded and their execution filmed. The video of the brutal murders of these 11 Christians was released on December 26 to coincide with Christmas celebrations. It is reminiscent of the images of other Christians dressed in orange jumpsuits bent on their knees on a beach, each being held by a...

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