Should Christians begin moving resolutely into politics?

Preston Manning, the man who thought up, started, built and initially led the western Canadian political rebellion at the turn of the 21st Century, a rebellion that wound up winning three consecutive federal elections, has written another book. Only this isn't really a book. It's more like a manual on how practicing Christians can survive and thrive in modern politics. And not just Christians, some of their fellow travellers as well.

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Explained: Why females increasingly outnumber males in university

I have attached a video to this column that was made by Stuart Wachowicz, former director of curriculum for the Edmonton Public Schools. It is of vital interest to any parent who has a son or sons in the school system. Mr. Wachowicz is a man of extraordinary common sense for an education bureaucrat which probably explains why he no longer is one.

His message is straight forward. The reason that university enrolments are now running at sixty-six percent female is that the public school system right across the western world is so heavily biased against males that most young men are effectually doomed to an inferior status. Such a charge may sound preposterous, but Mr. Wachowicz, with the help of another former executive in the Edmonton system, proves it conclusively.

Hail to the pure light of tolerance, openness and asininity

Things have been relatively tranquil these past two months on what might be called the "sex-ed issue," which simmers just below the boiling point in three Canadian provinces and innumerable American states. The controversy centers on the intense campaign of the so-called "gay lobby"  to coerce the general citizenry to accept, endorse, admire, cheer and otherwise celebrate forms of sexual conduct that 15 or 20 years ago were widely viewed as perverted if not depraved.

25 guilty as massive hushed-up Muslim-run child sex ring exposed in UK

"What a sad thing it is," a friend wrote to me last fall, "to see so many young people leaving the church." But are they? Whenever the point arises, someone invariably replies: "Yes, but they return when they are older." There have been an impressive number of studies on this question, but they all reach a chilling unanimity. Few of the departees do come back. Nearly all are gone for good. Moreover, the exodus begins in the high school years, not in university. The supporting data are alarming. Examples:

Reflection on the recent ‘holiday’: Did this Christmas thing actually happen?

"What a sad thing it is," a friend wrote to me last fall, "to see so many young people leaving the church." But are they? Whenever the point arises, someone invariably replies: "Yes, but they return when they are older." There have been an impressive number of studies on this question, but they all reach a chilling unanimity. Few of the departees do come back. Nearly all are gone for good. Moreover, the exodus begins in the high school years, not in university. The supporting data are alarming. Examples:

Alberta’s education minister lets slip his disdain for parental rights

The landslide victory of Jason Kenney in the leadership contest for the new United Conservative Party has wide implications for Alberta and for Canada, a fact that will begin unfolding rapidly over the next few months. But it also has similarly wide implications for Alberta's NDP government and its inner politics. Two developments in that sphere over the week of the Tory leadership contest are noteworthy. In both of them Premier Rachel Notley got badly smacked.

In her first head to head clash with Kenney, Notley loses badly

The landslide victory of Jason Kenney in the leadership contest for the new United Conservative Party has wide implications for Alberta and for Canada, a fact that will begin unfolding rapidly over the next few months. But it also has similarly wide implications for Alberta's NDP government and its inner politics. Two developments in that sphere over the week of the Tory leadership contest are noteworthy. In both of them Premier Rachel Notley got badly smacked.

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