Civil Liberties Who is the prophet in the battle of Batley Grammar?

Apr 1, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: It is a curious headline in the Times. ‘Prophet’ is upper case, so the assumption is that all who see it will know to whom it refers. The word isn’t in inverted commas, so this person’s prophethood is asserted without equivocation. And yet it appears to qualify ‘teacher’, and one wonders whether the ‘Prophet teacher’ is not indeed speaking prophetically into the nation at this time. Why didn’t the headline-writer mention Mohammed? Why not refer to the ‘Mohammed cartoon’...

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Why has Cardinal Wuerl (retired) been given $2m by the Washington Archdiocese?

Mar 5, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “In 2020, the Archdiocese of Washington allocate more than $2 million for the ‘continued ministry’ of retired Cardinal Donald Wuerl. For comparison, the archdiocese earmarked $400k for charitable giving”, tweeted canon lawyer Ed Condon, who also brought us the story in The Pillar. “When it was audited, ADW [Archdiocese of Washington] said it took some of its money each year and put it an envelope for +Wuerl — adding up to $2m by 6/30/20”, noted The Pillar‘s...

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Justice Always Comes – But It Can Take a While

Jan 12, 2021 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: As injustice and darkness abound, we all wonder how long it will last: I have been writing a lot on the topic of justice of late, and that for the simple reason that we are witnessing so much appalling injustice all around us. Whether it is what we see unfolding in the US with the elections, or the tech giants and their war on free speech, or the mini-dictatorships springing up everywhere over Covid, or the lousy anti-Christian laws being passed, there is so...

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Calls for release of Christian journalist jailed for reporting on Wuhan Covid-19 outbreak

Jan 2, 2021 by

from Christian Today: A Christian independent journalist has been jailed in China for reporting early on about the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan. Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years on Monday for covering the emergence of the virus in the Chinese city that went on to become a global pandemic. The charge against her was “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. According to The Christian Post, the 37-year-old saw reporting on the outbreak as God’s will. “I warned...

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20 Quotes from a New Book on the Gospel and Social Justice

Dec 7, 2020 by

by Ivan Mesa and Thaddeus Williams, The Gospel Coalition: The following quotes caught my attention as I read Thaddeus Williams’s outstanding new book, Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice (Zondervan, 2020). Social justice is not optional for the Christian. (1) We can’t separate the Bible’s commands to do justice from its commands to be discerning. The oppressed deserve more than our good intentions. We must love them not...

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Christian girls are the wrong kind of victims

Sep 11, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: IN April last year, a 14-year-old Pakistani Christian girl, Maira Shahbaz, was kidnapped at gunpoint by Nakash Tariq and accomplices as she made her way home in Faisalabad. She was forced to deny her faith and convert to Islam in order to be married to her already-married Muslim kidnapper. In a recent statement, Maira described her kidnapping: ‘Nakash and two other men took me to an unknown place at gunpoint, where Nakash repeatedly raped...

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