On Dealing With Criticism

From an e-mail over at The New Continuing Anglican Churchman blog: … So, after ten years of full time parish ministry, I have learned that clergy should not bother responding to e-mails like this. Because no matter the response, people with this attitude are not going to change their ways, and have a spiritual revival, and…

China Ends One-Child Family Policy

  The barbaric social engineering experiment has ended. The low birth rate has resulted in an ageing population. The Catholic Herald: China has ended its one-child policy after three decades. The ruling Communist Party has said it will ease family planning restrictions, allowing couples to have two children. It is thought the one-child policy has…

The BBC: Writing Christianity Out of History

A few days ago I had the slimy experience of listening to a forty-minute discussion on BBC radio purporting to show the history of Britain through the medium of poetry. I describe the experience as slimy because I felt, having listened to it, that I had been slimed, finding myself covered spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally…

The Surprising Rise of Christianity in Russia

Mystic Post with an interesting read for a Sunday afternoon: With America clearly in mind, Vladimir Putin recently declared: “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered. They’re now requiring not only the proper acknowledgment of freedom of conscience, political views and private life, but also the mandatory acknowledgment of the equality…