Category Archives: Quick Thoughts

The Mayor of London and the King of the World

This, has caused something of a spat on Twitter.

Sadiq Khan is the current mayor of London, member of the British Labour Party and one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. 

For some, Mr. Khan’s Easter greetings, or, more precisely, his greetings to those who celebrate Easter, are an indication that he is treating London’s Christians as “outsiders”, and for others his message is a slight on Christian Britain.

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Notre Dame

A few years ago, in a conversation with a self-professed ‘christian-atheist’, we discussed the topic of Christianity and culture, and especially the positive contribution that Christianity had made to Western civilisation. Christianity, he said, had been a good thing for the West, and perhaps the world, but not because it was true, rather, because it had contributed to our sense of ourselves. 

Here was a strong human narrative, and a way of thinking which had produced wonderful art, music and architecture.

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Should Christians Say Islam is Essentially Sexist and Violent?

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Civility is a Christian virtue. It is true that some of the sermons in the New Testament use abrupt, harsh language. But Paul did not begin his sermons in Lystra and Athens by demonising idolaters. And Jesus did not compare the religion of the Samaritans or the pagans who lived in the Decapolis as “satanic”.

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Did Christianity Destroy Classical Wisdom? Did Islam Save It?

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Islamic Apologetics and the Historical Jesus

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Ed Husain is a writer, a former adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a former senior advisor at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. So the basic misunderstandings of history he evidenced in his debate with Beth Grove [1]  on the Unbelievable?

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