The sixties seer who warned of wokeness

May 18, 2019 by

by Jenny McCartney, unherd. [Marshall…] McLuhan, a game and dapper participant in the media that he dissected, died in his sleep in December 1980, aged 69. His most famous sound-bite was “the medium is the message”, and he was also known for his prediction that electric technology would have the power to contract the world into “a global village”. Now, McLuhan appears before us as a kind of seer of the digital age. He instinctively understood that a new medium is not simply a tool of man, but...

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The Increasingly Narrow, Parochial Prism of Journalism

May 6, 2019 by

by Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute: Last month, immediately after fire had almost destroyed the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the Washington Post ran a piece with the headline, “The Notre Dame fire ignites the West’s far-right.” The author, Ishaan Tharoor, used his piece to expand on that untimely and inaccurate claim. He wrote: “A strange — though not altogether surprising — thing happened in the shadow of Monday’s tragedy. As many around the world...

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The difference between the story the media tells us and the truth

May 2, 2019 by

by Will Jones, Faith and Politics: The media has a narrative, one it shares with much of our political class and cultural elite. We all know what it is. It goes something like this: Drugs – harmless. Gambling – fun. Casual sex – normal. Abortion – trivial. Marriage – passé. Adultery – no comment. Divorce – inevitable. Homosexuality – sacred. Transgenderism – why not? Men – domineering, probably violent. Women – oppressed, permanently. Children – expensive, bad for the environment. Family –...

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Auntie the Apostate; Losing Her Religion

Apr 19, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Chapter Five of The Noble Liar  is entitled “Auntie the Apostate:  Losing Her Religion” .  It is incredibly insightful and helpful.  The following is a summary with some of the best quotes.  Read and think about this.  We have moved from the BBC broadcasting CS Lewis during a time of crisis, to the BBC now promoting the secular prophet, Richard Dawkins.  It has not been a change for the better. The Christian Foundations of the BBC John Reith, the first...

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Why I went on national TV to talk about Jesus

Apr 6, 2019 by

by Assumpta Venkatachalam, Sydney Anglicans. Given the world of reality TV, participating in this is either foolishness or crazy brave…Assumpta Venkatachalam from Village Church, Annandale was chosen to represent an ordinary Christian from a Sydney Anglican parish. She shares here experience with us… “…My family is from South India and I was born into the Brahmin caste of Hinduism, the highest caste – and incidentally, one you can only be born into. The Brahmins are the priestly caste, and...

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Ex-BBC journalist: ‘Corporation has eroded Christian culture’

Apr 3, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: A former BBC executive has accused the corporation of denigrating Britain’s Christian heritage by constantly promoting a social-liberal agenda though its broadcasts. Robin Aitken, who worked at the BBC for 25 years, collected evidence of its bias which he sent to BBC’s Director-General, and later published. In a scathing assessment he said: “The BBC along with its media and establishment allies, has become the vehicle for the propagation of a series of lies in...

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