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All articles & reviews tagged with politics

Article

September 2021
Articles

Why I’m not a ‘conservative’ evangelical, and nor should you be

I’m a Calvinist, a Cessationist, and a Creationist. I hold to the five solas of the Reformation. I subscribe to the doctrines of grace. I proclaim the exclusivity of Christ for salvation. I defend the independence of local churches. I’m pro-life and pro-marriage. I’m a complementarian. By any stretch, people would define me as…

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News

February 2021
News > Politics

Christian MP appointed as new religious liberty envoy

Christian MP Fiona Bruce, the member for Congleton and vice-chair of the all-party group for international freedom of religion or belief, has become the UK’s special envoy for freedom of religion or belief. The appointment, made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the end of last year, is an important one for the UK…

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Article

November 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Christianity and public life: Critiquing national leaders

If you are politically minded you will have read many different views on our government’s actions recently. During times of unrest and uncertainty it’s natural that we judge our national leaders on how ‘well’ or ‘badly’ they respond. Is it helpful that we engage in this way? And if so, what principles should Christians…

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News

May 2020
News > Politics > Society

Public ignored as extreme abortion laws are forced on Northern Ireland

Politicians in Northern Ireland (NI) have accused Westminster of ‘riding roughshod’ over the will of the Province, following the imposition of highly permissive abortion laws. The new abortion regime came into force in March, despite massive resistance from the public and campaign groups and no mandate from the Northern Ireland Assembly. The changes to…

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News

April 2020
News > Politics > Society

High Court judge rules on Harry Miller ‘transphobic’ tweets case

A High Court judge has ruled that Humberside Police’s investigation into former police officer Harry Miller for ‘transphobic’ tweets unlawfully restricted his freedom of expression. Mr Miller was visited by police at his workplace after a complaint was made that he had sent transphobic tweets and that his office was therefore ‘not safe for…

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News

March 2020
News > Politics

Brexit implications set out by Christian Institute

Director of The Christian Institute, Colin Hart, has written about the implications of Brexit for the issues the Institute deals with. Mr Hart said, ‘The Institute didn’t take sides in the referendum. We are supported by both Leavers and Remainers. But from whatever viewpoint, supporters have been asking about how Brexit affects the sorts…

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Review

February 2020
Reviews > Book

The Subversive Puritan: Roger Williams and freedom of conscience

Despite his statue featuring on Geneva’s famous Reformation Wall, Roger Williams (1603-83) is better remembered today by secular historians than by evangelical believers. The Subversive Puritan should help to redress this. The title is apposite. Williams’ theology was thoroughly Reformed, but his unbending belief in liberty of conscience made him a dangerous extremist in…

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