The not so quick and the dead

Feb 25, 2015 by

From Ancient Briton: In my previous entry I referred to a report that the Archbishop of Canterbury was to visit a school in Birmingham where 80 per cent of its pupils are Muslim and just eight per cent of its pupils are Christian. He has. A report on his visit to St Alban’s Academy can be read here. The reports I have seen so far concentrate on gays and gay marriage. Referring to Church of England’s laws the Archbishop said, “Marriage is between one man and one woman for life and sexual...

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Lord Carey should realise ‘three-parent’ babies are a dangerous experiment

Feb 24, 2015 by

By Philippa Taylor, The Conservative Woman: Lord Carey has decided to make public his views on the creation of three-parent embryos. Or, more specifically, to make public his views on anyone who has the temerity to oppose their creation. These new, treatements will, he assures us, end great suffering and the scientists behind it are trustworthy, responsible, caring and compassionate. In contrast, opponents are irrelevant flat-earthers, trapped in both fear and doubt about medical advances. The...

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Window celebrating former Archbisop to be removed after students brand him ‘homophobic’

Feb 21, 2015 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: Students at Kings College London (KCL) have successfully campaigned for the removal of a window featuring former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, an alumnus of the college, on the grounds that his stance on gay marriage makes him “homophobic”. The move comes despite Carey’s reputation as a liberal while he was Archbishop, ushering in the ordination of women priests for the first time in the Church’s history. The front windows of KCL’s Strand campus,...

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Living Reconciliation ‘Deeply Problematic’

Feb 15, 2015 by

From Gafcon: Dr Martin Davie, a widely respected Church of England theologian, has exposed serious flaws in ‘Living Reconciliation’, a book published recently by the Anglican Communion Office to champion its ‘Continuing Indaba’ project. While recognizing that there are some helpful insights, he describes the book as ‘sadly lacking’ because it offers a highly distorted account of reconciliation, one that is not grounded in the teaching of the Bible, despite the claim by the Anglican Communion...

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Living Reconciliation

Feb 9, 2015 by

A review by Martin Davie of Living Reconciliation – Phil Groves and Angharad Parry Jones. The purpose of the book. For the Archbishop of Canterbury reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel and he therefore hopes that it will become the hallmark of the Anglican Communion. Archbishop Justin makes this clear in his foreword to Living Reconciliation. He begins this foreword, ‘Reconciliation is the heart of the gospel,’ with the following declaration: Reconciliation is God’s mission to...

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‘Play Nicely on Twitter’- Advice from the Last Archbishop of Canterbury?

Feb 9, 2015 by

By Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: Schisms and Anathemas. In 1054, the way you expressed the deepest disapproval for a theological opponent was to slap a bull of excommunication on his altar. Humbert of Mourmoutiers, never known for his patience or meekness,  lost his temper and initiated the schism with the Orthodox East. In return, Michael the 1st , the Patriarch of Constantinople anathematised Humbert and the Papal Legates. The Great schism was set in the concrete of mutual pride. Twitter...

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