The secular, postmodern re-shaping of church and society

Dec 11, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. A detailed and helpful article on Wikipedia begins by describing propaganda as “information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented”. Saturday’s Times [£] featured a story about senior Church of...

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Roger Scruton Witch Hunt

Nov 9, 2018 by

Newer items at the top: Brokenshire’s Defence of Sir Roger Scruton An intellectual giant hounded by nasty fools by Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday (scroll down) How high priest of the Right triggered an intervention for government’s new housing tsar by Andrew Pierce, Mailonline Resist the Leftie lynch mob by Peter Evans, TCW Roger Scruton’s greatness by Guido Fawkes The ignorant hounding of Roger Scruton by Douglas Murray, Spectator Conservative Philosopher Sir Roger Scruton...

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Evaluating the new influential philosophers

Sep 4, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Many Christians have been encouraged by the popularity of Canadian academic Jordan Peterson, who while not professing personal faith, is positive about the idea of God and some aspects of biblical teaching. Reportedly he is causing numbers of previously de-churched, cynical young men in particular to reconsider the gospel message. The increasingly guru-like status of another university professor, Yuval Noah Harari, should give more cause for concern. The...

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Progressing Toward What? C.S. Lewis & “The Abolition of Man”

Aug 9, 2018 by

by Bradley J. Birzer, The Imaginative Conservative: Seventy-five years after the publication of C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man, it is safe to say that the scientists and technologists and state makers and educational institutions and corporations have continued on the deadly path of making man not in the image of God, as manifested in nature, but in the image of some men, as manipulated by nature… What do the progressives really hope to achieve? And, to what end, if there really is an end?...

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What does it mean to be human?

Jul 31, 2018 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: What do you think is the biggest question facing our culture? Is it to do with Brexit, and questions of national identity? Is it about social media, and questions of truth? Is it to do with sex and gender identity? Or are you facing personal questions and challenges that dwarf these? My conviction is that, underlying all these questions is one, much bigger one: What does it mean to be human? All the questions we currently face can be trace to this, larger, underlying...

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Virtue Signaling Is Now A Cheap, Prolific Substitute For Actual Virtue

Jul 29, 2018 by

by Noelle Mering, The Federalist: The less prone we are to self-examination, the more self-aggrandizing we become in our denunciations. It’s making our society harsher. For several reasons, all embarrassing testaments to my vice, I was listening to an interview of a beloved former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” He was making public amends after having traded his good-guy persona for a series of one-night stands and unfulfilled promises. I’m sure it’s a temptation of some enormity to...

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