In this podcast we look at the question of whether being secular and free are mutually exclusive. We also look at some news and finish with a reflection on Psalm 146. Alternatively, check out the audio podcast. Links
The fantasy reality of secularism – Podcast #39
In this podcast we take a look at an essay about the Christian roots of knowledge and how secularism has led to living in a fictive reality. We also think about the Rwanda asylum seeker debacle and end with a reflection on Romans 2. Links Does Athens need Jerusalem? Article by Mike Ovey Origins and […]
Did secularism create the covid cult? | Podcast #15
It struck me this week just how much covid is operating as a kind of cult. But how did this cult-like behaviour flourish in a supposedly secular society? We also finish with a short encouraging thought from the Bible. Links A better way forward without lockdowns Doug Wilson – The Mandatorians Dark Horse podcast with […]
Becoming China – Secularism / Freedom – Asceticism lives | Podcast #5
Topics covered in this podcast: are we becoming China? Does secularism make us less free, and why? And the new Asceticism.
Thoughts on 'The Strange Death of Europe'
I’ve just finished reading The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray. It’s not an easy read – it deals with an issue which we as a Western society do not want to talk about (immigration) – but I think it’s important to deal with these issues. If you want to listen to him talking […]
David Cameron and the ‘Christian Country’
It seems that David Cameron can’t say or do anything right when it comes to faith. Either he’s not Christian enough, or too Christian, or gets faith involved in politics, or doesn’t get faith involved in politics – he seems to receive criticism from all quarters. Most recently, he’s been criticised in a letter to the […]
Secularism: What does it mean to you?
The title of this blog post is taken from an article I read yesterday. The Guardian basically asked a few different people what secularism meant to them, and published their responses. To be honest, the article doesn’t encompass a huge range of beliefs (most of the people there seem to be atheist / humanist in outlook), […]
Is Secularism ‘neutral’, ‘godless’ – or even possible?
After writing my previous post, I read Gillan’s excellent post over at the God and Politics blog, which I do commend to you. At the bottom of the article, he linked through to an article on the Theos Think Tank website, written by a Christian barrister, entitled “Is Secular Law possible?” I would encourage anyone […]
The Church is wiser than our secular society
One of the articles that seems to have been doing the rounds on Twitter lately is “Our secular society is wiser than the Church” by Oliver Kamm (most recently I saw it tweeted by my friend @pandammonium). I often read articles online without responding to them, but sometimes one annoys me sufficiently that I feel […]
Toynbee Strikes Again
I don’t usually write about such things on this blog, but this article by Polly Toynbee has got me quite annoyed. Her article is full of misinformation and slightly odd logic (something she’s been guilty of before, but we’ll leave that for the time being). It baffles me how someone who is so vitriolic can […]