This is why I am very proud to be an Anglican and a newcastle Anglican at that. Apology.
One of the most central ideas in Protestantism is the idea of Salvation by faith alone. This was Luther’s brilliant re-examination of the letters of Paul which he then used to fight the oppressions of the Catholic church of the day – those who would exploit the masses by devising more “works” for them to earn … More Faith or Works? A false dichotomy?
The following is the text of an interview with Peter Hitchens from ‘Relevent’ magazine last year. In contemporary journalism, few figures have as compelling a backstory as Peter Hitchens. Raised in a conservative Christian environment, Peter and his older brother, Christopher, came to adopt a ferocious atheism. Blazingly intelligent and piercingly articulate, … More An interview with Peter Hitchens
By Bonnie Kristian May 28, 2014 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun,” says the teacher in Ecclesiastes—and nowhere is this more true than in Christian controversies. While arguments about divisive subjects like the role of women may be new to us, it’s all … More 5 Controversies That Still Plague the Church
Dear John, Ok, first off I know, “Dear John” letters are usually written between former lovers and we were never even friends. But, John, I tried. I really, really did. I’ve heard for so long that my frustrations with Calvinism were really due to your Neo-Calvinist followers giving you a bad name. That made sense … More A Dear John Letter to John Calvin
by: Benjamin L. Corey Dan Haseltine, lead singer of Jars of Clay, is learning the hard way that questions are frowned upon in these parts. After a show in Australia he was invited to sit on a panel discussion where some of the co-panelists were lobbyists fighting against the legalization of same sex marriage. After … More Shot For Asking A Question: What We Can Learn From The Jars of Clay Fallout
Age of intolerance: the war on religion November 2, 2013 In Somalia, al-Shabab, which slaughtered scores of people at a Kenyan shopping mall in September, has reportedly vowed to kill every Somali Christian. Adjust font size Read Later By Barney Zwartz As Christian villager Asia Bibi languished in a Pakistani jail awaiting death by hanging … More Persecution? Are you being killed or raped for your faith?
Apart from being involved at the beginning of science, systems of government, philosophy, art, schools, hospitals, the emancipation of women, the abolition of slavery, social welfare, helping form the basis of the moral code most people live by and introducing popular notions of justice, mercy, decency and compassion … what has Christianity ever really done … More Really what has Christianity done for the world?