Apocalyptic – Matthew in Advent day 1

In the book "Why democracies die" by Harvard University political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, coup-d'etat is not the most likely way. That, they say, is when the views of the opposition are no longer tolerated,. This tolerance involves accepting the results of a free and fair election where the opposition has won, in contrast with advocacy for overthrow or spurious …

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Virtue Signalling: a Christian perspective

The BBC I was triggered into writing this by an Independent article on new rules from the BBC about political neutrality. The new rules for staff who are required to be politically neutral include not attending “political protests”, such as Black Lives Matter events and LGBT protests. LGBT because it may include the 'controversial' transsexual …

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What are the politics of the church?

The Church of England is getting political. First there was a letter from the five archbishops* of Britain saying that the 'Internal Market Bill will set a “disastrous precedent” by equipping ministers to break the law.' They urged the British Government not to break international law. Former Brexit minister, David Jones, said their comments went …

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Disney Princess theology — Psalm 125

Life is a roller-coaster White Christianity suffers from a bad case of Disney Princess theology. As each individual reads Scripture they see themselves as the princess in every story. They are Esther, never Xerxes or Haman. They are Peter, but never Judas. They are the woman anointing Jesus, never the Pharisees. They are the Jews …

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