An Anglican ‘Narrative’

Aug 29, 2016 by

by Hal G P Colebatch, The American Spectator: Even Chamberlain never spoke in terms of “interfaith relations.” Celebrated British columnist Michael Wharton (“Peter Simple”of the Daily Telegraph) once wrote to the effect that the Anglican Church seemed determined to drag itself down to a level so far beneath contempt that there was no expression to adequately describe it. Readers may contemplate the following story — I mean “narrative” — and decide for themselves whether or not he was...

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Justin Welby: ‘I am constantly consumed with horror’ at the way the Church has treated gay people

Aug 27, 2016 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: Justin Welby has opened up about how his own failings make him angry and said that he spends “a lot of time feeling a fraud” in a personal and at times emotional interview at the Greenbelt Christian festival in Northamptonshire. Speaking to the ‘vicar of Gogglebox’, television star Kate Bottley in front of hundreds of festival-goers, the Archbishop of Canterbury said that wherever he went he found people who could do his job...

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After “Shared Conversations” what Gospel will the Church of England share?

Aug 19, 2016 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Summary:  On matters of human sexuality, does the Archbishop of Canterbury believe that one must sacrifice the clarity and authority of the Bible to reach lost people? If so, he should admit it clearly and let the rest of the Communion move on. For what he will have left to share is an amputated gospel:  grace without guilt, confession without conviction, response without repentance, imagination in place of revelation, and imitation without imputation. In the hopes of...

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Justin Welby: We’ll stop protests at consecration of women bishops

Aug 9, 2016 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today: The Church of England is to ban protests at the consecration of female bishops after a campaign mounted by Women and the Church (WATCH). The organisation wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury following protests that disrupted the last four consecrations of women bishops, saying: “Such interruptions create the perception that the Church is willing to allow a woman who has been called by God and the Church, and appointed by the Crown, to be publicly insulted...

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Canterbury is Only as Helpful as He is Faithful

Aug 3, 2016 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: So the Archbishop of Canterbury has called for yet another meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion for October, 2017. As if this meeting could cure the wound that has been made even more incurable by his own personal failure to uphold the recommendations of the meeting he called in January of this year—failures that I documented several weeks ago in “At this point, why should we care about the Anglican Communion?”. When I last wrote about this, I emphasized...

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Why is it “great to welcome” Muslim hate-preachers to Lambeth Palace?

Jul 31, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “Great to welcome Herod Antipas to the Cenacle on Mount Zion today,” tweeted Jesus, just after the Tetrarch of Galilee has ordered the decapitation of the notorious hate-preacher John the Baptist, whose head was then served up on a silver platter. You can’t go around Perea baptising unauthorised prophets willy-nilly and denouncing the governor’s marriage as incestuous and contrary to Jewish law, so Antipas was urged to deal swiftly with the problem. It was a religious...

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