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A Christian Revival

Back when I was an Evangelical, I heard about it quite a bit. It seems that for decades now, many churches in America have been seeking a revival of Christianity. Now when I say revival, I'm not talking about the annual tent meetings in the park, held by some local Baptist and Pentecostal churches, with music and preaching. I suppose that could be a small part of it, but that's not the sense of the word "revival" I'm using here. Rather, I'm talking about a resurgence of Christianity in the mainstream of America's population. For three decades now, Christians of all types have been talking about this, hoping for it and praying for it. Yet to date, it has not materialised.

Rather it would appear the opposite has happened. During that same period of time, many young people have fallen away from Christianity, and surveys show that in addition to an increasing secularisation of America's youth, those who have remained in church are showing increasing leve…

The Brexit

When I wrote my last blog entry on this a few weeks ago, most Americans couldn't even tell you what the Brexit was. Now it's a household word. Last Thursday something amazing and historic happened. About 52% of the British voters decided to leave the European Union and reclaim their independence and sovereignty. Contrary to popular reports in the news media right now, this is a very good thing. It's a victory for the Catholic social principle of Subsidiarity. It's a victory for the sovereignty of Britain. It's a victory for the will of the people, and it's a victory for democratic reform. The Brexit proved that when big centralised bureaucratic governments over-reach their boundaries, and impose laws upon people that they never asked for, they can through peaceful democratic means regain their independence. At the risk of raising a few British eyebrows, and I ask that my British readers will forgive my overtly Amerocentric view, the occasion of the Brexit brin…

Anglosphere Rising?

I am a proponent of the Anglosphere. What is it? Well, in a world of increasing globalisation, I believe agreements on trade, migration and defence should be more carefully rooted in our own culture and heritage, rather than artificial trading blocks such as NAFTA, TPP and the EU. In recent years we have witnessed the absolute havoc these treaties have wrought on the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK). In the US, American business has suffered immeasurably by NAFTA and soon the TPP, which have allowed corporations to move their manufacturing base off shore, to third-world nations, where products can be made at the fraction of the cost under near slave-labour conditions, with no significant penalty in selling these products back to the United States. Americans have also watched helplessly as items marked "Made in the USA" disappeared off the market shelves. Today, most of our groceries are imported from South America, and even many of our American flags are "…