Through millennia of pestilence, war, persecution, and the worst possible disasters and suffering imaginable, the church militant stood like a rock in the social landscape: essential and open, conducting the weekly public worship of God.
The 5th of November has come and gone. It's an annual celebration of Guy Fawkes' failed plot to blow up the Protestant Parliament of King James I. This special date closely follows October 31st, the start of the Reformation.
As I write this, it has just been revealed that the remains of 2,246 aborted babies were found in the home of an Indiana abortionist. It's estimated that he killed over fifty thousand babies in his career.
I've written on Folau twice. First during the minor skirmish with the anti-Christian media last year, and then I covered it a second time during the opening salvo of this new war. I genuinely expected things to die down.
Israel Folau's contract with Australian Rugby has been cancelled for his making "discriminatory remarks". What were these remarks? An Instagram post that contained an image condemning eight sins and quoting Galatians 5:19-21.
There have been many outlandish claims in the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting tragedy, ideologues stacked up with grievances at hand. However, there has been no other claim more tangential than that of Douglas Pratt.
Every now and then there are completely unrelated stories that come together to form a dejected painting of our times. Andrew Little, jihadi Mark Taylor, and the United Nations Human Rights Commission play a part in this story.
Polarised – the title of Sunday night's public discussion between the academic Dr Cornel West and the writer Douglas Murray, was something of a misnomer. While the differences in their political outlooks were evident, what they had in common resonated more strongly.
Family First NZ says that 50 marriage celebrant applicants have had their application rejected in just the past 2½ years. Why are they applying to celebrate something they do not believe in, under a law they cannot comply with? Dieuwe asks these questions as he starts a series on government meddling with marriage and how Christians can reclaim it.