Maya Forstater appeals for the legal right to say: ‘male and female he created them’

Apr 19, 2021 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Maya Forstater is a researcher. She was employed as a Visiting Fellow with a consultancy contract at the Centre for Global Development (working on international tax). In March 2019 she lost her job after having written and tweeted about about gender self-identification and the conflation of sex and gender in response to the Government’s proposal for gender self-identification. She took her case to an Employment Tribunal, where a judge determined that the belief that sex...

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The anatomy of Evil

Apr 18, 2021 by

from UnHerd Sixty years after the trial of Adolf Eichmann, our contributors reflect on man’s inhumanity. The calculated evil of Adolf Eichmann by Alexander Faludy Adolf Eichmann and me by Shaul Ladany Read: The emptiness of Evil by Terry Eagleton How Hitler killed the Devil by Tom Holland Mankind always needs a monster by Tanya Gold Why ISIS love to kill by Simon Cottee    

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More than 1,000 vicars vow to defy any vaccine passport plans for churches

Apr 18, 2021 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph: More than 1,000 vicars have indicated they will defy vaccine passport rules if they are implemented in churches, describing them as a “fundamental betrayal” of Christian belief. In an open letter to the Prime Minister concerning vaccine passport proposals, the church leaders said: “To deny people entry to hear this life-giving message and to receive this life-giving ministry would be a fundamental betrayal of Christ and the Gospel. “Sincere Christian churches...

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“Hatred, Enmity, Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide”: The Persecution of Christians, March 2021

Apr 18, 2021 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: After a mosque leaders’ wife embraced Christianity, and as a form of “retribution,” the imam ordered the rape of three Christian girls related to a local pastor…. — Morning Star News, March 11, 2021, Uganda. “Intercourse with a girl below the age of 16 is statutory rape in Pakistan, but in most cases a falsified conversion certificate and Islamic marriage certificate influence police to pardon kidnappers.” — Morning...

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The emptiness of Evil

Apr 18, 2021 by

by Terry Eagleton, UnHerd: Vice became exciting when virtue grew boring — but it will never sustain you. The word “evil” doesn’t mean very, very bad. Stalin and Mao slaughtered millions of men and women, while Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the so-called Moors murderers of the 1960s, killed only a handful of people; but it is tempting to speak of Brady and Hindley as evil, even though massacring millions is obviously a lot worse than murdering only a few. Evil is a special kind of badness....

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Philip’s legacy – Friendship, Fidelity, Fitness, Fun and Faith

Apr 18, 2021 by

By John Musgrave, The Conservative Woman: [ …]  Key to the House of Windsor’s success is the Christian idea of the servant king working to release the creative good inherent in us all. The Reverend Ian Bradley often preached at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral. The Duke took notes during the sermon and disconcerted Bradley by discussing it over lunch. Philip’s faith was backed by an intellectual rigour rare among believers. His library contains 11,000 books, many on theology. Years before it...

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Pupils who follow a religion do better in class… even if they are not studying at a faith school, new research shows

Apr 17, 2021 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Teenagers who believe in God are likely to get better exam results than those who don’t, a major study has found. Children aged 14 who say that faith is important in their lives typically go on to pass more GCSEs than non-believing pupils. The difference amounts to more than a third of an extra GCSE on average. However the findings do show, they said, that teenagers who go to faith schools are more likely to hold religious beliefs when they reach the age of...

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Is ‘Living in Love and Faith’ just a way to force compromise?

Apr 17, 2021 by

Andrew Symes comments on this article by Andrew Goddard, Psephizo: This is the second of three articles exploring responses to Living in Love and Faith, particularly among evangelicals committed to the current teaching and discipline of the church. The first piece engaged with the recent detailed account and critique of LLF offered by Martin Davie arguing that his primary objection is that LLF fails because it was wrong to do what it set out to do. A final article will offer ten questions that...

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The questionable innocence of Pontius Pilate

Apr 17, 2021 by

by Steve Morris, The Critic: David Lloyd Dusenbury is a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He didn’t expect to be writing this book. Instead he had decided to write a review of another book, Giorgio Agmben’s Pilate and Jesus in 2015. He never got round to writing that review, because the book set him to ask questions. Agmben’s thesis is that Pilate was innocent of blame. Dusenbury decided to find out if he agreed. T Sometimes issues of great secular significance can be...

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Facebook blocks users from sharing news reports on Black Lives Matter co-founder’s mansions

Apr 17, 2021 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite: Facebook is working to quash distribution of revelations about how the leading Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization’s homosexual co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has enriched herself, as evidenced by the purchase of no less than four high-end residences totalling $3.2 million. As reported by the New York Post and the Daily Mail, 37-year-old Khan-Cullors has in recent years purchased a $1.4 million property in Los Angeles (her third in the city) as well as a...

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