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How To Defuse Politics (Before It Turns Violent)

We all hoped 2021 would somehow turn a corner on the insanity of 2020, but recent events at the US Capitol have proved otherwise. The unprecedented storming of the Capitol building by US citizens—by hardcore Trump supporters—has shocked not just America, but the world. US society was already a powder keg. The powder keg was ready to go off, even as Trump lit the fuse. How did this assault on democracy take place in one of the foremost democracies in human history? We expect such events in failed states, not in stable republics. Much of the blame is rightly pointed...

Five Questions Christians Should ask about The ‘Great Reset’

If you haven’t heard of the ‘Great Reset’ yet, you probably will soon. If you haven’t heard of the ‘Great Reset’ yet, you probably will soon. It is filling the column inches of the world’s major newspapers and it has unleashed quite a storm on social media. Here are five key questions for thinking Christians who want to engage with the Great Reset from a biblical perspective. 1. What is the Great Reset? This first question might seem obvious, but there’s a significance in beginning with the question “what?”, rather than “who?”. Much of the hostile reaction to the Great...

COVID-19 and the Persecuted Church

November 1st was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. In this post, Honoria Brennan shares some timely reflections on the day and the grave situation of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. (Heb 13:3) I have always struggled with this verse—partly because I find it hard to imagine being in prison; mostly because I didn’t want to imagine it. Well, lockdown this year, gave us all a little taste of prison...

The Problem with Race

It is difficult to imagine a more contentious topic than race in today’s society. Being American by birth, it is difficult for me to read any news without seeing troubling stories of my homeland being constantly plagued by racial tension. Violence, protests, police brutality, blaming, shaming, and disorder—all in the name of what? Race is difficult not just because it is so emotive, but even more so because it is so ambiguous and problematic as a concept. Race is difficult not just because it is so emotive, but even more so because it is so ambiguous and problematic as a...

The Surprising Research On Religious People And Sex

Religion and sex don’t mix. At least, that’s the narrative of the sexual revolution: religion is prudish, even oppressive, and ruins the sex lives of religious people. But I came across some recent (2019) research that challenges this narrative. In fact, it flips this narrative on its head. The Secular Research: ‘The Ties that Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in the Family?’ The report is in the form of an essay entitled ‘The Ties That Bind: Is Faith a Global Force for Good or Ill in The Family?’, put out by The Institute for Family...

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