Christian Mind

On Being Christian in Our Strange Secular, Neo-Pagan Society

"One way to understand the so-called “cancel culture” of 2021 which has no tolerance for freedom of thought and expression is that it is the product of a Christian influence that is cut away from its roots in a living Christian tradition. The virtue of, say, racial justice is cut loose from its Christian roots and allowed to wander and do harm." - Timothy Whitaker

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Should Christians think biblically about our politics or think politically about our faith?

"The church, the body of believers, has a key role in the political process. But that role has to be marked by humility and reflection. It also has to be marked by a commitment to be more faithful to the Word of God than we are to either political party." - Bill Haslam

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How the News Disrupts Our Belonging

"Today the Soviet Union is gone but newspeak and a thousand forms of disinformation thrive. I can do frontline reporting ... and a reader will email to say I didn’t see what I saw because it doesn’t conform to a political narrative. She and the rest of us can fall prey to platform algorithms and manipulated content disgorged from a news cycle that never sleeps.

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Learning from History: Orwell’s (Prophetic) Proposed Preface to Animal Farm and Freedom in Society

"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is 'not done' to say it..." - Ben Edwards

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Friendly Neighborhood Epidemiologist Deploys Expert Advice With Christian Love

"Smith started Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist, a Facebook page, in March 2020 ... Since then, the page, written in Smith’s friendly, informational voice, has grown to more than 96,000 followers. About half are evangelical Christians, she said. But threats and pushback have also followed" - C.Today

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