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Trust starts over again

Once one has had the hatchet put to his ministerial neck, blood flowing in all directions, it is only natural / normal for one to be gun shy about any further relationships. That is so particularly when trying to build any bridge with a person called “Christian” or “religious” or “spiritual”.

By Grant Swank - Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - Full Story

God’s strength is real

There are those times.  What does the Christian then do?

By Grant Swank - Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - Full Story

Tutu, Havel urge athletes to speak up at Games

Originally printed July 31, 2008
Czech ex-president Vaclav Havel and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu called on Olympic athletes on Thursday to speak up on human rights in China during the Beijing Olympics next month.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - Full Story

Olympics: ‘China not a priority’, say al-Qaeda forums

Dubai, 4 August (AKI) - Jihadist websites close to al-Qaeda have said that China is not the enemy at the moment.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Full Story

Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Great 20th Century Prophet of Freedom is Dead at 89

Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum Ministries, issued this statement earlier today on the death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

“The 20th century was defined by three trends: The battle for freedom in the face of statism, tyranny, and Marxist oppression; the cultural supplanting of Christianity in favor of secular humanism and evolutionary scientism; and the general withdrawal of Evangelical Christianity as a source of cultural transformation in favor of a more ecumenical and sentimental Gospel presentation.

By Christian Newswire - Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Full Story

Olympic Games show China through a glass, darkly

By, Jonathan Fenby Timesonline
Print July 31, 2008
The opening of the Beijing Olympics in eight days’ time will, as always planned, attest to China’s spectacular material progress since Deng Xiaoping launched market-led economic reform exactly 30 years ago. The array of venues, the gleaming new buildings, the urban infrastructure installed for the Games, will also reflect the genuine pride of a nation that, while still far from rich by Western standards, has made more people better off in a shorter time than any country in human history.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Full Story

You’re telling me to wear what? Chinese are ordered to smarten up for Olympics

If the men of Beijing think they can still emerge from their homes of a morning – unshaven, a bit smelly, still in their pyjamas and slippers – and saunter down to the supermarket or the public lavatories, they can think again: the etiquette police are in town and it is time to spruce up for the Olympics.

By Guest Column - Monday, August 4, 2008 - Full Story

HH the Dalai Lama Offers His Blessing to Candle for Tibet

HH the Dalai Lama acknowledged today the importance of the Candle for Tibet (CFT) campaign for Freedom in Tibet and for all mankind.

By Guest Column - Saturday, August 2, 2008 - Full Story

Dion’s carbon tax proposal won’t wash in Alberta

CALGARY —It may come as a surprise to the Rest of Canada that Albertans are actually deeply concerned about the state of the environment, with all the posturing and chest-thumping that grabs the headlines.  In fact, Albertans are ready to walk the talk.

By Guest Column Doug Firby- Saturday, August 2, 2008 - Full Story

Israeli Rabbinical Council Finds Chinese Regime Liable for Falun Gong Deaths

NEW YORK—In an unprecedented decision, a special Israeli rabbinical council ruled last week that the Chinese regime has been responsible for the killing of Falun Gong practitioners, Sanhedrin

By Guest Column - Saturday, August 2, 2008 - Full Story

Islamists threaten to murder lawyer defending Pervez

The Afghan lawyer defending a journalist on death row in Kabul has been bombarded with death threats urging him to drop the case.

By Guest Column - Saturday, August 2, 2008 - Full Story

Unscrambling Olmert’s Omelet

No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet” (CS Lewis).

This adage best sums up one possible outcome for Israel following the announcement of Ehud Olmert’s intended resignation as Israel’s Prime Minister at some unspecified date after his successor as head of the political party - Kadima - is named on September 17.

By David Singer - Friday, August 1, 2008 - Full Story

England: Stabbed, Gutted and Bleeding Out

Most haughty Europeans look down their nose at we “violent Americans.” They sniff the air at the ugly American and assume that they are, one and all, more “civilized” than we gauche colonials. Look at all the gun violence in America, they say. They tsk, tsk us for the deaths by gun. Certainly they are better than we?

By Warner Todd Huston - Friday, August 1, 2008 - Full Story

Why Gandhi was Wrong – Non-violence Doesn’t Work

Gandhi’s tactic of non-violence is often foolishly credited with the peaceful liberation of India. This claim would be more impressive if the British Empire hadn’t expired but was still around with a large retinue of colonies, instead of having disposed of its colonies, many around the same time as India. And considering the bloodshed of Partition, despite Gandhi’s best attempts at appeasing Muslims it was hardly peaceful. Yet despite the hypocrisies that have dotted Gandhi’s life, his ideas continue to have a powerful hold on the Western imagination.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, August 1, 2008 - Full Story

Liberation Theology’s Civil War

By Samuel Gregg

Few fights are nastier than theological quarrels. This axiom has been amply confirmed by the on-going spat that has erupted between two brothers who were crucial figures in the rise of liberation theology—the Brazilians Leonardo and Clodovis Boff.

By Guest Column Acton Institute- Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Life is unfair, God is not

Life is unfair. Why? Because we live in a flawed sphere. This is a spiritually fallen planet due to the sin of Adam and Eve.

By Grant Swank - Thursday, July 31, 2008 - Full Story

Pro-Life Heroine Linda Gibbons Sentenced to Only One Additional Day in Prison

Tony Gosgnach, Full Story

Brownback Press Conference to Announce Chinese Wholesale Spying on Olympic Hotel Guests

WASHINGTON, July 28 /Standard Newswire/—U.S. Senator Sam Brownback tomorrow will hold a press conference at Noon to release translated documents, verified by two major international hotel chains with operations in China, that order all hotels near Olympic venues to install surveillance monitoring programs on all Internet traffic prior to the Olympics.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Britain’s first sharia-compliant insurance firm launched

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s first sharia-compliant insurance company was launched Monday, offering motoring policies in line with the Islamic legal code.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story

Iraq’s Christians form new militias to combat Islamic extremists

Iraq’s Christians have taken up arms and formed new militias in a desperate effort to defend their beleaguered communities from an onslaught by Islamic extremists.

By Guest Column - Monday, July 28, 2008 - Full Story