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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Beware the Ideologues in Psychologists’ Clothing

Feb 4, 2019 by

by Jordan Peterson: Comment on the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Boys and Men. The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released their Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men (paralleling, in principle, their 2007 guidelines for girls and women). It manages to be simultaneously predictable, reprehensible, infuriating and disheartening — no mean feat for a single document. Make no mistake about it: this document constitutes an all-out assault on masculinity,...

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Safeguarding & the presumption of innocence. Welby, Machiavelli and George Bell

Jan 31, 2019 by

by Gavin Ashenden: There was something truly shocking about the police leaking the news of their raid on Cliff Richard’s house to the BBC, who then made sure a helicopter was in the sky filming their break in. The presumption of innocence until proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt is such an important part of our culture. It is a key element in protecting the individual and the standards of public truth. It protects me; it protects you; it was supposed to protect Cliff Richard. He wrote “I...

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