Monday, January 27, 2020

Fionn Shiner

Fionn Shiner
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London-based writer who has written for spiked-online, the Huffington Post, Private Eye and the Daily Mirror, amongst others.

The inspiration of St John the Baptist

Today is the feast day of the passion of St John the Baptist, and as with the lives of all the saints there is...

TCW Encore: Men DO have problems, and that’s why Peterson is so popular

This article by Fionn Shiner, the second most widely read in our TCW Encore series, in which he defends Jordan Peterson against the New...

TCW Encore: Why Tolkien’s world endures

One thing running our counter cultural or 'culture wars’ website has revealed is the strength of allegiance to Christianity that still exists. Despite, or...

We get the leaders we deserve

In St Augustine’s City of God, a seminal work that still exerts influence on theology and philosophy today, the great saint discusses how God...

Jordan Peterson and a fascinating debate on Christianity

On Monday night I attended a debate between Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris, moderated by Douglas Murray, at the O2 arena in Greenwich. The...

Edmund Burke: 18th century solutions to 21st century dilemmas

I recently read Samuel Burgess’s book Edmund Burke's Battle with Liberalism: His Christian Philosophy and Why It Matters Today. Samuel Burgess is a new...

Our battle for the soul of the West

I recently read Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s book Triple Jeopardy for the West: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islamism and Multiculturalism. Nazir-Ali’s point is that all three...

What we should learn from Peter and Paul

Today is the feast day of two of the most revered saints in the Catholic Church, St Peter and St Paul. Peter was the...

Brideshead, church and the father factor

I recently read my first Evelyn Waugh novel, Brideshead Revisited. It was hugely enjoyable and the prose was gorgeous. I was most interested in...

More the martyr still inspires us all

Today is the feast day of St Thomas More, Catholic martyr, English lawyer, writer, humanist, statesman and pious husband and father. More was beheaded...

Publishers should produce good books, not social engineering

Lionel Shriver caused huge outrage this week by criticising Penguin Random House’s new diversity policy. In an article for The Spectator, she suggested that...

Why Pullman’s Godless tales will fail the test of time

Writing for Standpoint magazine, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali produces a scathing critique of Philip Pullman, arguing that he is on the side of Satan in...

The Left’s lexicon of lies

The Left are excellent at manipulating language. It is through words that we make sense of reality and if the meaning of words is...

Men DO have problems, and that’s why Peterson is so popular

As ubiquitous as the man himself are the frequent mischaracterisations of Jordan Peterson in Left-leaning publications. The latest on offer is from Helen Lewis...

Be wild, be dangerous – be a man

John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart was published in 2001. It became a New York Times bestseller and it was re-released in 2011. An evangelical...

Ham-fisted, but a tribute nonetheless

Monday night’s Met Gala was Catholic-themed and it goes without saying that in this era of cultural appropriation and ultra-sensitivity this is the latest...

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