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4 dead-end ideas after reading ‘The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy’

Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations. This is the claim of a statistical study […]

Post-election reflection

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The Australian federal election is over once again. Christians have responded in very different ways. The mess with all the ‘Christian’ micro-parties (see the comments at the bottom of this post) kind of makes you wonder about our political engagement! I’m hoping something else is happening this year. There’s been […]