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Political Not Religious? Peter Hitchens and the Two Kingdoms

Peter Hitchens has written a rather remarkable essay on the difference between the religious persecution carried out by Queen Elizabeth I and that done by Bloody Mary. What’s more remarkable is that it was published by First Things. Mr. Hitchens’ essay attempts a number of things, but its most important point is that the character […]

Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene The Two Kingdoms

Does the King in His Might Love Justice?

According to Calvin, he better!  Without it, the throne becomes empty, an honorable name with a dishonorable pseudo-inhabitant–which is to say, a tyrant. The throne is held by God to be worthless when “abused by wicked men,” because God is just and can have no part in iniquity. If the king is just, he will […]

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The Invisible Global War on Christians

John L. Allen Jr. writes in the Spectator about the persecution of Christians worldwide, and makes the following observation: Why are the dimensions of this global war so often overlooked? Aside from the root fact that the victims are largely non-white and poor, and thus not considered ‘newsmakers’ in the classic sense, and that they […]

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The New Great Persecution

In a book review on Raymond Ibrahim’s Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians, Prof. Bruce Thornton writes the following shocking words: Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the […]