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Christian woman forced from her job for wearing a crucifix, while Muslim women allowed to wear hijabs and Hindus red bracelets as signs of their faith

The Daily Mail recently had a story about Mary Onuoha, a nurse who was forced out of her job by Britain’s Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (CHS) for wearing a small crucifix.

New Paganism: Are you ready for the new-old way?

Do you believe in Science? That is a popular new idea, especially in the fight against COVID. Do you believe in Shamanism? Or are you interested in Wiccan beliefs? Have you heard of the rise of New Paganism? The calls to believe are growing. Science: Some people talk about Science as a religion, something to believe in. In arguments about COVID and vaccinations, for example, someone might say “I believe in Science.” If they are talking to you, that probably means you are wrong. The problem with believing in science is that the Scientific Method, that directs scientific research, is a method of working and not a system to believe in. It was never meant to be the source of answers. A real scientist is a doubting skeptic who questions everything, including the commonly accepted answers to problems. Constant, restless searching leads to new ideas. In High School, I was one of the nerdy members of the science club, and this method was taught to us by our science teachers. We were supposed to always …

Survey: 80% of Evangelicals would like to see at least one change in their church

While a recent study conducted by Grey Matter Research and Infinity Concepts found that the majority (74%) of Evangelical church members are happy with their church, 80% would like to see at least one change. The survey of 1,000 Evangelical Christians asked them to provide their opinions on 14 areas of church services and culture. Only those who regularly attended a service or watched online were included in the survey results. The survey revealed the top five areas where people most wanted change: 38% of those surveyed were dissatisfied with the amount of outreach; 33% were not satisfied with the size of the congregation; 32% were not satisfied with the style of music 32% were dissatisfied with the amount of political messaging/involvement; and 31% were not satisfied with the amount of in-depth teaching. But though these top areas of concern seem straightforward, they actually aren’t. Infinity Concepts CEO, Mark Dreistadt, noted that even though nearly a third of churchgoers wanted changes in the style of music, 15% wanted more contemporary music, and 18% wanted more …

Canada: CBC’s shift to the radical left

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada’s state-owned and taxpayer-funded news outlet. Most Canadians look upon it as the official PR firm for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But a former producer for CBC, Tara Henley, who resigned this week, has come out with a scathing article stating she resigned from the network because of its radical shift to the left. When she started to work for CBC in 2013, Henley considered herself one of the more Liberal reporters in the newsroom, but eight years later, she was basically the most conservative, even though her views hadn’t changed. Fox News explains: “Henley, who identifies as a liberal herself, published her scathing resignation announcement on Substsack, detailing a newsroom stifled by far-left ideology that limits critical thinking and obsesses over race. In her piece, Henley blamed “a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses in the United States and spread through American social media platforms” whose proponents “monetize outrage and stoke societal divisions” for setting the tone of current media outlets such as the CBC. She …

Use what influence you have!

By Rick Renner But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. — 1 Peter 3:15 Several years ago my heart was stirred to pray for a method to reach the elderly population in the city of Moscow. The majority of them grew up under Communism and therefore lived a life devoid of God. Although the rule of Communism is gone, that ideological system still pervades much of the thinking of the older generation. This makes them one of the most difficult groups to reach with the Gospel. My heart has been burdened for this older segment of Russian society for several reasons, but the most important reason is that multitudes of these senior citizens will soon leave this world and pass into eternity without Christ unless we first reach them with the Good News of Jesus Christ. As I prayed for these seniors, I wanted to know how …

‘The Babylon Bee’ invites billionaire Elon Musk to become a Christian

The Babylon Bee is a satirical website that regularly publishes parody stories, with a humorous spin, on recent news. Its motto is simply ‘Fake news that you can trust’. Back in October 2020, after NASA stated it had found evidence of water on the moon, The Babylon Bee immediately published a satirical story that then US President Donald Trump was preparing to launch a space navy. Even the US Navy joined in the fun: Of course, everyone knew this was satire, except, of course, the mainstream media. USA Today actually wrote a story declaring the space navy as fake news. Forcing The Babylon Bee to issue a retraction: Which it later retracted: And this is not the only time that the mainstream media has accused The Babylon Bee of writing ‘real’ fake news. I think they hate the competition. But The Babylon Bee has a serious side, that recently showed up in a December interview it had with billionaire Elon Musk, conducted by The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann, and former creative …