Islam has three political strategies; immigration, population and violence. Reflections on Usman Khan..

There is a well-known doctrine in Islam called Taqiyya. It’s the principle that should some deceit further Islam’s interest, you have a duty to deceive. It looks tragically as though Usman Khan was pretending that had been de-radicalised, when in fact, as his killing spree indicated he hadn’t. But he had deceived a number of people on the way. Continue reading “Islam has three political strategies; immigration, population and violence. Reflections on Usman Khan..”

The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech….

Only 5 per cent of UK population love the Bible. We need to get serious about evangelism.

Following the news that just 5 per cent of the population are ‘Bible-loving’, Bible Society has created seven other spiritual types (such as ‘Bible Nostalgic’ and ‘Bible Indifferent’) to indicate various attitudes to scripture that are prevalent in the UK today. But Gavin Ashenden is sceptical as to whether these new personas will help the Church turn the tide of unbelief 

https://www.premierchristianity.com/Blog/Only-5-per-cent-of-UK-population-love-the-Bible.-We-need-to-get-serious-about-evangelism

“Once upon a time I fell deep in affection with Carl Gustav Jung.  It turned out to be a dreadful mistake. It took me up a very attractive blind alley with only a nicely camouflagedblack hole at the very end.

 

My reasons for befriending Jung were good ones. It was the mid 1980’s and the great enemy of faith was Freud. Reductionist, atheist and pseudo-scientific psychologist, asFreud was, Jung was a great antidote to his aggressive anti-religious scientism.  Continue reading “The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech….”

“Christian unity and the cancer of rationalism”. A short lecture at the True Life in God retreat for Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants in Athens. {Text and audio.}

Recording:-

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Divine Love for one another binds us in Unity together in God.”

‘Love in the Spirit’ binds us in unity

FRAGMENTED PEOPLE, FRAGMENTED CHURCH

Two questions flow from our title. What can help us in our quest for the ‘Love in the Spirit’ which binds us in unity, and what acts to hinder or block it?

At this retreat we are bringing our fractured selves, suffering as we do from what St Paul called our bifurcation of spirit, between our new and our old selves; the spirit and the flesh. We might even call this struggle our particular version of a metaphysical multiple personality disorder, since very often we have more than just two versions of ourselves struggling for the upper hand to define who we are and how we live; in Christ or out of Christ. Continue reading ““Christian unity and the cancer of rationalism”. A short lecture at the True Life in God retreat for Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants in Athens. {Text and audio.}”

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