Category Archives: Religion

Slavery, the Bible and the Word of God

“[Our] belief is that the Bible is inerrant. It was without error in all of its claims about the nature of the world and the nature of God.”1 The Bible, for many Christians, is the Word of God. It’s God … Continue reading

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The importance of the Act of Supremacy 1534

Introduction The Act of Supremacy ended English Roman Catholicism. England became Protestant when Henry VIII declared himself, supreme head on Earth of the Church of England. Crucially he embedded religious orthodoxy in the person of the monarch. England moved to … Continue reading

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She’s a Veterinarian

Every Sunday morning a little old lady put $1,000 in the donation box at church. After a few weeks the Priest, overcome with curiosity, approached her. “Mrs. Smythe, I couldn’t help but notice that you put $1,000 a week in … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, 1556

Thomas Cranmer was Archbishop of Canterbury and the guiding hand behind Henry VIII’s religious Reformation. The Reformation was a process which continued throughout the 1530s and 40s. Edward VI died six years after succeeding Henry. His half sister, Mary, became … Continue reading

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Canadian Law and Order

Canada’s justice minister was reading his Bible when he came across a verse in Leviticus. It really struck a note with him. It was Leviticus 20:13, which as everybody knows says, “If a man lies with another man they should … Continue reading

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Players of the Year Award: diversity triumphs (2015-18)

   

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A Chinese epigram about religion

‘Man is born, ages and dies, the gods in heaven don’t care.’ Küng, Dinah Lee. A Visit From Voltaire (Kindle Locations 5601-5602). Eyes and Ears. Kindle Edition. Chris

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