Synod supports ban on ‘conversion therapy’ – what it means

Jul 9, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. On 8th July, General Synod of the Church of England voted to back a complete ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’, a term used by critics to describe ways in which people who want to reduce or be free of homosexual desire and practice access help in the form of therapy...

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Gafcon events in England and USA

Jul 4, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The last week of June has seen a number of high profile events marking the life of Gafcon, the global movement for renewal of the Anglican Communion according to biblical orthodoxy. 29th June is Gafcon Day, the anniversary of the first unveiling of the iconic...

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‘Gay cure’ therapies: some facts to consider

Jul 1, 2017 by

A reply to Jayne Ozanne’s Private Member’s Motion – with reference to the commonly raised issue of suicide, suicidality and bullying.  By Edmund Mann. Editor’s note: This paper, written under pseudonym by a respected researcher in sociology, is one of the latest items to be sent to members...

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Gafcon and Evangelical Ministry

Jun 27, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I’m at the annual Evangelical Ministry Assembly organized by the Proclamation Trust. Around 900 men and women, mostly from Anglican, Baptist and Evangelical Free churches are here at the Barbican Centre in London; the majority are vicars, pastors and church...

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Evangelical Options and Delusions

Jun 24, 2017 by

By Melvin Tinker, Anglican Mainstream. [Editor’s note: This is a response to a piece by David Baker in Evangelicals Now, in which he sets out the case for staying firmly in the Church of England, but is strongly critical of Jesmond’s recent initiative, and sees the Gafcon movement...

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Gay: keeping options open? [Updated]

Jun 22, 2017 by

Synod supports ban on ‘conversion therapy’ – what it means By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. On 8th July, General Synod of the Church of England voted to back a complete ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’, a term used by critics to describe ways in which people who want to reduce or...

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