Men And Boys: How The Sexual Revolution Destroyed Male Friendships

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Gavin Peacock, Christian Today: The picture above is of me with my former teammate John Spencer after one of my goals during our Chelsea days. One of the things I miss most about playing football is the camaraderie in the dressing room, where men are friends together in a common cause with big risks and big rewards. Those playing days are over for me. But against the press of the sexual revolution in our culture today there is a great need to encourage masculine friendship and to cultivate...

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Now boys can be Girl Guides if they think they’re the wrong gender

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mailonline: Boys who believe they are girls are being allowed to join the Guides for the first time, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. And adults born male but who identify their true gender as female will be permitted to become leaders under radical changes to the organisation’s single-sex policy. Controversially, the new rules state that parents of members as young as five should not be told if a transgender person joins their group. They add that it is not ‘best practice’...

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Resignation from the Office of Chaplain to the Queen

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden: I think it quite likely that on Sunday 22nd of January, BBC Radio 4 will announce on the Sunday programme, that I have resigned my position as a chaplain to the Queen. In an interview with them recorded for the programme, I said that I didn’t want to discuss the matter on air, because I didn’t want the important discussion about the mistaken syncretism in St Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow on the Feast of the Epiphany, to be obscured by events in my life. But since it is likely to...

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Women’s March

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Matt Walsh (from facebook) Remember this, everyone. Soak this in. Today the media has discovered an intense interest in political demonstrations. As thousands of women descend upon DC to whine about the legitimate results of a legal election, incoherently demand “rights” they already possess and have possessed for almost a century, insist on more free birth control, and call for the continued mass slaughter of infants, the media is in a state of utter elation. I turned on CNN...

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ACNA House of Bishops Receive Phase 4 on Women’s Ordination

Jan 22, 2017 by

by David Virtue, VOL: Acknowledging “tensions” inherent in three streams – Evangelical, Anglo-Catholic, and Charismatic — that make up the Anglican Church in North America, some 47 ACNA bishops from multiple jurisdictions, met together January 9-13, 2017, in Melbourne, Florida. “We give thanks for the breadth of Anglicanism, and the unity that we in the Anglican Church in North America have in Christ,” the bishops said in a press release. A Holy Orders Task...

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Letter to the primates from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Justin Welby: 28 November 2016 “And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and sea obey him’?”  (Mark 4:41) Wherever we look in the world there seem to be storms. This has always been the experience of the Church, the people of God since the first days, even since the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry. In St. Mark’s account of the calming of the storm, the word “great” occurs three times: it was a great storm, there was a great calm, and...

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Church to draw veil over sex lives of gay clergy

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Nicholas Hellen, Times: Church of England bishops are proposing to turn a blind eye to gay clergy who breach its rules by having sex, in an attempt to avert a rift over how it treats gay people. The church would replace the existing system where lesbian and gay clergy are asked to promise to be celibate when they apply to be ordained, change jobs or seek a promotion including becoming a bishop. Under the proposal, to be considered tomorrow by the House of Bishops, gay clergy would still be...

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Caught between the bishops and the blue sea

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Gavin Mitchell, Anglican Mainstream SA The Anglican Church of the Province of Southern Africa, now known as the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), is one of the provinces of the Anglican Communion that claims to walk the tightrope of the ‘middle path’ in the doctrinal and moral wars of the modern Communion. ACSA believes that its hero status, from the leading role that it had in the anti-apartheid movement, gives it the new role in championing the indabas (discussions) which some...

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“Not very presidential”? That’s precisely why Donald Trump is now President of the United States

Jan 21, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: When Barack Obama spoke, it was the voice of a god. He intoned overtures of conciliation, his themes were honoured; his words raised the hopes of the world. He was, as they say, presidential. If he tapped you on the shoulder, it was to congratulate. If he looked into your eyes, it was to empathise, uplift and edify. He wielded power to make peace; he governed to reconcile. The BBC and Channel 4 News adored him. Donald Trump speaks, and it isn’t so artful. You may think...

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Christians at risk of years in prison for preaching Christ

Jan 21, 2017 by

from Christian Concern: The Policing and Crime Bill proposes to raise the penalty for a ‘racially or religiously aggravated offence’ from seven years to 14 years. The bill was debated in the House of Lords this week. Lord Pearson raised a question about this offence, asking: “Could such an offence be caused by a Christian preaching the supreme divinity of Christ and therefore denying the supremacy of Muhammad? Would various assembled Muslims be free to regard that as a...

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