Western society losing the moral war with ISIS

We must reclaim the ideological high ground for tolerance to build an effective moral antidote to violent extremism

Western society losing the moral war with ISISA recent New York Times special feature (From Minneapolis to ISIS: An American’s Path to Jihad) highlighted a disturbing trend in Western society – young Muslim men and women (boys and girls?) abandoning their homes to join ISIS and fight for the creation of a ‘pure’ Islamic State. The article detailed an all-to-familiar sequence of…

World crises a clash of moral values

Western ignorance of the moral character of the struggle is leading to many mistakes

World crises a clash of moral valuesPurchase World crises a clash of moral values Final part in our three part series The Making of the West EDMONTON, AB, Feb 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Western civilization has shaped the modern world. Unfortunately, that world and the liberal values that underpin it are facing violent existential threats today. The most dangerous of…

Pope’s criticism of Curia applicable to everyone

Francis is not asking any more of his cardinals, or us, than he asks of himself

Pope’s criticism of Curia applicable to everyonePurchase this PREMIUM content for your publication or website. TRAIL, BC, Jan 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Christmas greeting that Pope Francis delivered to members of the Roman Curia was anything but “have yourself a merry little Christmas.” Described in the press as a “blistering attack”, a “public rebuke”, and a “scathing critique” of…

Pope Francis’ 3 lessons from the world’s most beautiful game

“By learning the lessons that sports teach us, we will all be winners, strengthening the bonds that tie us together”

Pope Francis’ 3 lessons from the world’s most beautiful gameTRAIL, BC, Jul 3, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Are the Bishops of Brazil and Pope Francis on the same page when it comes to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, or did the Bishops miss their CEO’s memo? At the start of the tournament the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil added their voice to that…

Law Society of BC oversteps its mandate

No business attempting to regulate beliefs

Law Society of BC oversteps its mandateTRAIL, BC, Jun 19, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Reports that a majority of B.C. lawyers oppose the establishment of a faculty of law at Trinity Western University may be exaggerated. While 3,210 members of the Law Society of British Columbia vote against approval, with only 968 for, that number represents only a fraction of the…

Why Trinity Western deserves a law school

There is no reason to believe that a lawyer trained at a Christian law faculty will read the laws any differently

Why Trinity Western deserves a law schoolMONCTON, NB, May 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The debate surrounding whether Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, B.C., should be allowed to have a law faculty has been rife with intolerance; the bulk of which is directed at Christians themselves. Many argue that Trinity Western, which requires its students and faculty members to sign…

Sam, the grader man, made my life richer

The people most deserving of our admiration aren’t celebrities but those right in front of us

Sam, the grader man, made my life richerTRAIL, BC, Jan 29, 2014/ Troy Media/ - You don’t need to win an Academy Award to make a splash in the movie of someone’s life. I was reminded of this when I read Sam’s obituary in my local paper. Sam worked in the village where I grew up and where I settled after a…

Why Harper is rattling liberals

The Prime Minister's ethics are forged in his faith; liberal ethics are rooted in moral complexity

Why Harper is rattling liberalsEDMONTON, AB, Jan 23, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper is often accused of political opportunism his full-throated support for the Jewish state – bordering on the devotional – is unconditional. He holds his opinions deeply and sincerely, despite the fact that it might cost him politically in the next election. What…

A free society should be able to tolerate a Christian-based law school

A free society should be able to tolerate a Christian-based law schoolJanuary 23, 2013 CALGARY, AB, Jan. 23, 2013/ Troy Media/ - The dean of the faculty of law at Queen's University, William Flanagan, argues that Trinity Western University (TWU) should not be allowed to set up its own law school because the Christian university is guilty of 'discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.' Flanagan…