Posts from September2016

The Great Commission for Muslims? (Part 1)

In order to try and ‘raise the bar’ of good practice in Christian witness to Muslims, I recently asked questions such as “What is the gospel?”; “What does it mean to evangelise or preach?”. My point of reference was Matthew’s Gospel which doesn’t even mention preaching. So do I believe […]

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Can a “nation” practise Christianity? (Part 2)

It’s hard to understand Europe without a grasp of Christianity’s role in shaping it. The old sacred/secular divide is disappearing as religion (not least Islamic) crashes into ‘public space’. But can Christians help a bewildered secular society to find its bearings?    Last time I pointed out that it’s ‘individuals’ […]

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Can a “nation” practise Christianity? (Part 1)

Hitler’s Germany almost destroyed Europe by “pathological nationalism”. It now threatens it by “pathological altruism” as Angela Merkel makes history by inviting the world into Germany – a move that may yet trigger the demise of the EU. Has it ever occurred to you that the instinct to defend the […]

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It’s racist NOT to challenge an Islamist

‘Anti-racism’ legislation naively embraces the politically correct notion that all religion and culture is ‘equal’ (i.e. the same). Then came 9/11, 7/7; the murder of Lee Rigby; and ISIS, which tested this assumption. But why is it now becoming clear that the assumption itself – is racist. The EU Court […]

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