Service and self-sacrifice. Our new polling suggests that people are more concerned about others than themselves.

Mar 30, 2020 by

by Will Tanner, Conservative Home: The paradox of this pandemic is that, far from keeping us apart, it is bringing us closer together. Last Monday, when official advice placed 1.5 million people into self-isolation and prohibited the rest of the population from coming within two metres of each other, I feared the most insidious effect of the virus could be the state-enforced solitude. Numerous studies associate loneliness with a 50 per cent increase in mortality, a much higher multiplier than...

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The shared hell of WWII changed Britain for the better. Coronavirus will do the same

Mar 29, 2020 by

by Lord Sacks, Mail on Sunday: When this bleak time is over, when schools and pubs and theatres reopen, when we no longer need fear the warmth of a handshake or the closeness of friends, will life simply return to normal or will something within us have changed? Will we look at community, society and humanity differently? Will something good emerge from all this anxiety and pain? I think it will. When people go through tough times together, a profound bonding takes place. That is what happened...

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Are Christianity and society in conflict?

Oct 14, 2019 by

by Christopher Watkin, Jubilee Centre: Summary: We increasingly hear the argument that biblical values are in fundamental conflict with contemporary Western society, but is that really the case? This paper considers the example of freedom, a core value of Western liberal democracy and also a major biblical theme. Paul’s treatment of the dominant values of his day in 1 Corinthians 1 shows the inadequacy both of straightforwardly opposing biblical and societal values, and of seeing them in...

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How the West was lost – and what God’s people ought to do about it.

Mar 25, 2019 by

Interview with Bishop Gavin Ashenden (Pt 2), Prophecy Today: Randall Hardy concludes his interview with Bishop Ashenden, who speaks about how believers can respond in these turbulent days. RH: Many Christians, from a broad cross-section of Bible-believing backgrounds, are holding on to a hope that the secularisation of the West could be reversed. The bolder ones expect this to be the case. Do you see such hopes to be realistic? GA: I’ve spent the whole of my adult life trying to reverse...

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Shining a light on the endlessly divisive social conflicts

Feb 25, 2019 by

by John Anderson, The Australian: Over the past 12 months, I have ­recorded three long conversations with Jordan Peterson because I ­believe he is making a tremendously important contribution to the public square. All seven of his events featured in his trip to Australia last year were sold out, triggering my initial interest in recording a conversation for my website. I believe there are five main reasons for this high level of interest. Each one of these reasons I believe shines a light on...

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Kendall Harmon Warns of “Cancerous Theology” and “Sick Culture”

Feb 8, 2019 by

by Jeff Walton, Anglican Ink: Churches and the west are embracing a pagan anthropology, and the church needs to own its failure to be “salt and light” in a sick culture, according to a leading intellectual figure in the Anglican realignment. The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall Harmon spoke in October to a gathering of American Anglican Council supporters in Atlanta, Georgia. Harmon serves as Canon Theologian for the Diocese of South Carolina where he was elected a deputy to multiple Episcopal Church...

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