Those who think that religion and politics do not mix

There are those who think that religion and politics don't mix.  The truth is that their religion and their politics don't mix.  However, Christianity and politics mix quite easily together, and it is Christianity which gave us western democracy as we understand it and delivered us from religious dogmatism. Religion and politics are two features …

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What is the Establishment Principle?

The Establishment Principle is that biblical principle which states that God is sovereign over secular and ecclesiastical affairs, and that He has established a relationship between these two sovereign spheres in which the state and the church are to acknowledge each other as divinely-appointed institutions, to mutually support and encourage each other, but not to …

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The ark of the covenant and the third temple

There is a movement afoot among orthodox Jews to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and to this end they have been looking for a red heifer without blemish to dedicate the temple.  Although there have been discredited claims in recent decades, yet there are rumours that a suitable red heifer has been found and that …

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The archbishop’s poor politics

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, told the TUC on Wednesday that “the Bible is political from one end to the other.” The problem is that Welby is a poor politician. He condemned zero-hour contracts, the gig economy and Amazon in particular for not paying sufficient taxes in the UK. Since then it has transpired …

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Alex Salmond joins the campaign for natural justice

Alex Salmond, former SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland,  has resigned from the SNP. The reason he has given is to save the SNP the embarrassment and consequences of suspending him from the party while he defends himself against allegations of sexual harassment. BBC Newsnight said tonight that Salmond had always disagreed with suspending …

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Military might, political revolution or Christian love?

Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Hitler and a host of other people sought to aggrandise themselves and build an empire by military might.  Karl Marx and his followers want to change the world by political revolution.  Jesus Christ is doing it by Christian love, and has been doing it for two millennia, with many more to …

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Google is catching up with Facebook

Facebook’s reputation has been tarnished with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and now Google has been caught out by still tracking devices even when location history is turned off. Google is catching up with Facebook in this unwelcome competition. However, not many people know that they are still logged in to Facebook on all devices on …

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