England’s orthodox Anglicans: agreed on Synod’s implications, divided on what to do.

Aug 1, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. General Synod was, it seems, a shock and a wake-up call to many people. The decision-making body of the Church of England has voted, unequivocally, to condemn the idea that people unhappy with their sexual attraction, lifestyle or identity can seek...

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Do visitors to your church really feel welcome?

Jul 31, 2017 by

By Jared Wilson, The Gospel Coalition. I don’t know of any church leader who wants visitors to their services to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable. And yet it still surprises me that many churches still don’t think through some of the ways, both obvious and subtle, that work against making visitors...

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The rolling revolution in sex and gender: a history

Jul 31, 2017 by

by Scott Yenor, The Public Discourse. In today’s culture wars, yesterday’s common sense is often tomorrow’s bigotry. No one thirty years ago imagined same-sex marriage; now opposition to it may be officially proscribed. Yesterday every kindergartener knew that boys have a penis and girls have a...

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Five things every Christian should know about the transgender debate

Jul 31, 2017 by

by Andrew T. Walker, The Good Book blog. The transgender debate is becoming all-encompassing. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture moves with such speed that working out how to respond seems overwhelming, if...

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Archbishop of Canterbury warns Brexit deal chances ‘infintesimally small’

Jul 31, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today. The Archbishop of Canterbury is warning the chances of reaching a Brexit deal within the two-year deadline are ‘infinitesimally small’. Justin Welby said unless certain decisions were taken ‘off the political table’ the UK risked leaving...

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Core Issues Trust responds to Bishop’s claims on Synod ‘conversion therapy’ vote

Jul 31, 2017 by

[From an unpublished letter to The Times]. Dear Editor, The Rt Rev Graham James (Letters, July 27 [see article here]) implies that General Synod voted only to ban “conversion therapy” as opposed to “prayer or accredited counselling” for people uncomfortable with their sexuality.  But the...

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