Online content and The ministries we consider vital

Aug 5, 2020 by

by Stephen Kneale: I have been struck by just how many of us, and how quickly at that, we have poured our time and energy into online content. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with doing stuff online. Clearly I don’t think that – our church has been doing it too! Lots of other churches have been live streaming to serve folks who, otherwise, would receive no specific spiritual input from their churches for months on end. Beyond the streaming, we have created various bit of online...

read more

Terrorists spread the war against Christians online

Aug 4, 2019 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: CREDIT where it is due: Muslim extremists are nothing if not creative. ISIS have used the internet as an effective recruiting and propaganda tool. To most of us their productions are in the ‘horror’ category, but they struck a chord with young impressionable Western-born Muslims who were persuaded to reject liberal Western values of free speech and individual rights in favour of head chopping, flogging and burkas. ISIS have used fake news...

read more

Censoring the internet – A plea from John Milton

Apr 13, 2019 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: Did you know that President Lincoln stated, “Most of what you read on the Internet is false”? I’m afraid if you cannot spot the obvious flaw in that statement then you are not worthy of reading this column! However England’s greatest poet, the 17th Century Puritan, John Milton, did have something to say about the Internet. Let me explain. Both the EU and the UK government have recently suggested further strong regulation to seek to...

read more

Internet Censorship By Controlling Elites Will Not End Well

Mar 4, 2019 by

by James Kalb, Crisis Magazine: Like any complex functional system, human society involves distinctions, hierarchies, and lasting connections. The Internet, and electronic media generally, disrupt all that. They make everything equally present to everything else, and put all things on the same footing. Relationships become fluid, and sounds and images can be chopped up and reassembled, so that anything can be presented as anything else. The resulting liberation of experience from concrete...

read more

Critics Miss the Point of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’

May 12, 2018 by

by David French, National Review: Writers like Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro appeal to the growing number of Americans who feel left behind by mainstream American culture. It’s been interesting to watch and read the many critics of Bari Weiss’s instantly controversial piece on the leaders of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web. Rarely have more people more contemptuously missed the point. Rarely have more people inadvertently confirmed the need for a movement of intellectual free-thinkers....

read more

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

May 9, 2018 by

by Bari Weiss, New York Times: Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re in a dangerous place if these ideas are considered “dark.” I was meeting with Sam Harris, a neuroscientist; Eric Weinstein, a mathematician and managing director of...

read more