Luther’s voice through five hundred years still sounds in the ears of men and quickens our pulses like the beat of a drum in martial music: he lives because he was a man of faith.
The anti-traditionalist movement has distorted the view of European history to such a degree that many have forgotten its greatness and foundational values. Ideas that people now consider secular are deeply rooted in Christianity. For example, it was Christianity that introduced humanity the principle of equality and the value of a human being, regardless of class, gender, and race.
There is a grim, ongoing culture war between mainly two forces. Western culture is torn between those who think that it is rational to keep traditional and historical values and those who think that the only sensible thing is to alter society in an increasingly anti-Christian, extreme liberal direction. Secularism and the Misuse of Power... Continue Reading →
Edmund Burke spent much of his life explaining why it is important to maintain Europe’s political and moral philosophical traditions, precisely those which made Europe a great civilization: individualism’s emphasis on independence and opportunities for all, the value of equality, law and order, as well as the Protestant work ethic - the culture of conscience.... Continue Reading →
The 1700s and 1800s were the era of bloody revolutions. Its subtler Socialist version appeared in the 1900s – the post-war social revolution. The latter was to succeed immensely in demolishing the social fabric of the West from the 1960s onwards and ended up being an illiberal and intolerant force of change. The Frankfurt School:... Continue Reading →
An Age of Rebellion IN RECENT DECADES, Western culture has undergone dramatic changes. Radical new elites have broken down historical values in order to create a new world order with new sets of ethics. They have pushed for strong anti-traditionalist and globalist world views, and the current establishment now dominates the public through tight control... Continue Reading →
Erasmus said of God's Word, "I WOULD have these words translated into all languages, so that not only Scots and Irish, but Turks and Saracens too might read them . . . I long for the ploughboy to sing them to himself as he follows his plough, the weaver to hum them to the tune of his shuttle, the traveler to beguile with them the dullness of his journey." (Clayton 2006, 230)