Greatest threat to liberalism is conformity

Jan 19, 2020 by

by Tim Farron, Daily Express: Last week in the House of Commons, MP Crispin Blunt called for Parliament to get rid of a rule requiring MPs to be present at Parliamentary prayers if they want to bag a seat for the day on the green benches. Prayers, led by the Speaker’s chaplain, mark the start of every parliamentary day. They are good prayers. They are always fairly well attended too, but in reality this isn’t so much the gathering of the pious as the Parliamentary equivalent of the Germans...

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Can Christian doctors offer to pray for their patients?

Dec 10, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: Dr Richard Scott has been vindicated after a concerted and targeted attack against him by a secularist campaign group was thrown out by the General Medical Council (GMC). The outcome of this case gives reassurance to Christian doctors and professionals across the UK. It also provides guidance on how they can share their faith in the workplace without fear of losing their jobs. Listen to Richard and Christian Concern’s Tim Dieppe discuss the case on BBC Radio Kent....

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Operation Sovereign: Prayer Bulletin Week 49

Dec 9, 2019 by

“ ‘Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”  Isaiah 41:14. With just days to go to the General Election, let us this week focus on the spiritual battle raging over our nation.    1.         In the closing days of the campaign, all parties are saying the stakes are higher than in any recent election: they are right.  Brexit is manifestation of the battle being fought over our nation for...

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Christian GP cleared over offering to pray with patients slams ‘vexatious’ case

Dec 8, 2019 by

by Nicholas Hellen, Sunday Times: A GP who risked losing his job for offering to pray with patients has been cleared by the General Medical Council in a case that establishes the circumstances in which clinicians are allowed to use their faith in their work. Dr Richard Scott, 59, who is a Christian, was investigated in May after the National Secular Society (NSS) said that a “highly vulnerable” patient “felt discomfort at the use of prayer”. The GMC, which conducted a fitness to practise...

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Thy will be done – an Advent prayer

Dec 1, 2019 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: IN THE calendar of the Christian Church, Advent Sunday – today – looks to the return of Jesus Christ to the world ‘in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead’, as the Book of Common Prayer puts it. It also prepares worshippers for the celebration of Christ’s first coming into the world as a human child ‘in great humility’ at Christmas. Whoever is appointed Prime Minister after the General Election will not get through the door of 10...

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What the Lord’s Prayer really means

Nov 17, 2019 by

by Julian Mann, TCW: WHEN as a schoolboy I first came across the Lord’s Prayer, I remember being a bit mystified by the first petition in it – ‘Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name’. I had no idea what ‘hallowed’ meant. It sounded a bit spooky. What are we praying for when we pray in the Lord’s Prayer that God’s name would be hallowed on earth as it is in heaven? Essentially, we are praying that the one true God, the loving creator and ruler of heaven and earth, the God of the...

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