Restoring a scriptural imagination in a secular age

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Timothy O’Malley, Living Church: At present, there are three primary modes of interpreting the Scriptures, all of which are fundamentally related to the effects of secularization as experienced within parochial life. The first is operative within the academy and may best be described as...

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Preacher locked up for hate crime after quoting the Bible to gay teenager

Feb 6, 2017 by

From The Telegraph: A Christian evangelist was accused of a hate crime and locked up in a cell after preaching from the Bible to a gay teenager. Gordon Larmour, 42, was charged by police after telling the story of Adam and Eve to a 19-year-old who asked him about God’s views on homosexuality. The...

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Reading the Bible upside down

Jan 12, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In last month’s focus on the Bible’s Christmas stories we have been reminded of a strong theme: the message of God’s kingdom challenging and even reversing our natural human understandings of how things are. Mary, on being told that she is to be the...

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Respond to CPS consultation on ‘hate crime’

Jan 6, 2017 by

from Christian Concern: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is consulting on its policy regarding ‘homophobic and transphobic hate crime’. Unfortunately, whatever the intent of this policy, it undermines equality and limits freedom. It could have a draconian effect on any Christian who...

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Gresham Machen, defending the faith, and lessons for today

Nov 27, 2016 by

[Dr Rohintan Mody finds close parallels between fierce debates on the nature of the Christian faith in the early 20th century, and contemporary doctrinal controversies in the Anglican Church.] I have just finished reading an excellent book on the great American Christian scholar, Gresham Machen,...

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For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied … Again

Oct 2, 2016 by

by Albert Mohler: A true defense of the Christian faith has never been more needed than now, but an attempt to rescue Christianity from its dependence upon Scripture is doomed to disaster. “Jesus loves me — this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” This is a childish error? Evangelical Christianity...

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