Global Christian Perspectives, December 4, 2015

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(The list this week was prepared by co-host Chris Eyre.)

What lengths will politicians go to?

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Former intel chief: WH worried over re-elect ‘narrative’…

Michael Flynn, former top intelligence official, says the White House ignored reports prefacing the rise of ISIS because they did not fit re-election “narrative.”
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The “War on Christmas”, about which Elgin and myself have divergent views. Mine is not a million miles from:-
http://criticalrealismandthenewtestament.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/weak-and-beggarly-christmas.html?utm_content=buffer4be5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

but I’m far more interested in the war on Advent:-

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Allan R. Bevere: On Preaching Advent During Advent

Once again, another Advent season is quickly approaching.
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Can Christian theology promote terrorism?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2015/11/28/can-christian-theology-promote-terrorism/?utm_content=buffer79e4b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Also on the abortion clinic item:-
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anti-abortion-hypocrisy-planned-parenthood-shooting_565b0df3e4b08e945feb718c?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

Attitudes to refugees:-
http://ryandueck.com/2015/09/16/im-sorry-christian-but-you-dont-get-to-make-that-move/

The author says that certain positions are really ones which Christians should not adopt and still describe themselves as Christian; certainly not do both in the same breath, as it were.