The Independent Group contradicts UK independence from Europe

Conviction politics is alive and well. The Independent Group is a new alliance in the House of Commons of MPs against Brexit and the issues it has highlighted who have felt compelled to leave their current political parties. The issue is, What conviction? Conviction may be sincere, but one can be sincerely wrong, with wrong …

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Why we need Christian voices in public life

A Christian voice is a Christian articulating a Christian perspective on issues. It is not enough to have a Christian perspective, but one needs to articulate it. The Scottish National Party measures everything in terms of Scotland, the feminists in terms of gender, the homosexuals in terms of sexuality, the Greens in terms of the …

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When did BBC Question Time last change your mind?

Does the BBC flagship programme Question Time change anyone's mind? The standard of debate on BBC Question Time is poor and getting worse. We were told years ago that we needed female politicians who would bring civilised debate to male-dominated politics. I never believed it and I have seen no evidence that it has done …

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The 20th-century Icon

Rarely can it be so clearly demonstrated that people, and even whole societies, cannot see what is plainly in front of their eyes.   Not only is this a theological truth, illustrated by the atheism believed by intelligent people, but the current BBC2 series Icons is yet another example of this common phenomenon. The aim …

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Market slump, after market high, is not unusual

After the US stock market highs of 2018, the US is set for the worst December fall since the Great Depression in 1931. The market was alarmed by the revelation that over the weekend the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the unusual step of calling the chief executives of America's six largest banks to …

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Read my lips; how about his eyes?

The political pundits have had a field day over Jeremy Corbyn's muttering 'stupid people' in the House of Commons. The problem is that many of them think that he said 'stupid woman' about Prime Minister Theresa May during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday. There were calls for Corbyn to return to the chamber to apologize, …

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An Introduction to Zugology

Zugology is the theology of balanced Christianity.  It is a new branch of theology that overarches all current branches of theology, being the summation of them all. Systematic theology, biblical theology, historical theology, experimental theology, comparative theology, etc.  The list goes on. Zugology is that branch of theology which requires the balancing and integrating of …

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Selective quotations

We have a very clear and recent example of selective quotation by the BBC in its commentary surrounding the use of parliamentary privilege to name Sir Philip Green as the anonymous person who secured a court injunction preventing The Daily Telegraph publishing allegations of sexual and racial harassment. While other commentators quite rightly concentrate on …

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