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Church and State

What role should the Church play in public life? Some think that the decline of the Church in UK culture means we should keep our opinions to ourselves and allow rival worldviews to run society. But we are convinced that Jesus Christ, and his pattern for life, is not only the right way to live, but the best way to live. The Church should be confident in speaking into matters of policy and law, for the good of all.

Articles

  • May 8th, 2019
    Wilberforce Academy Director, Dr Joe Boot, argues that the Church has progressively stepped away from its legacy of cultural apologetics, and – in line with the changing culture – has begun preaching only a gospel message of personal salvation. This has opened the door to a charge of progressivism against Christian values, which only a reformation in the Church can turn around.
  • May 3rd, 2019
    Tim Dieppe reviews new book, The Virtue of Nationalism, by Israeli academic Yoram Hazony. Hazony defends the notion of national freedom, as opposed to imperialism, showing how the Bible sets the vision for a world of independent nations. He says the new liberalism of the West is imperialistic and restricting basic freedoms in many nations. Tim concludes that this is an important book, well worth a read.
  • March 22nd, 2019
    In a three-part series, Dr Joe Boot (Wilberforce Academy, Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity) argues that liberal democracy – the dominant view in political philosophy - is a form of heresy springing from beliefs that should not be held by Christians. In part three, Dr Boot looks at today’s model of liberal democracy and asks: will we stand with liberal-democratic heresy, or will we make our stand with Christ?
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