GAFCON UK responds to the Synod vote, and offers a new vision for faithful Anglicanism

Feb 17, 2017 by

From GAFCON UK. […] As the Synod debate was introduced, Bishops made clear that the proposed retention of the historic teaching of marriage, or the ban on liturgical blessings of same sex relationships, was not a ‘stake in the ground’ beyond which the church will not move. To the contrary the...

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CofE Clergy Refuse to “Take Note” of “Orthodox” Bishops’ Report on Marriage

Feb 16, 2017 by

by David Ould: (…) And there you have it. A split Church of England which has voted against taking note of the bishops’  report, thereby ensuring it cannot be further debated in this current synod (until 2020). The bishops will now go back and, presumably, prepare another report that may...

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Bishop apologises for pressing wrong button in synod vote on homosexuality

Feb 16, 2017 by

from Premier: The Bishop of Coventry has apologised to the Archbishop of Canterbury after breaking ranks with his colleagues by pressing the wrong button in the synod vote on same-sex relationships. Rev Christopher Cocksworth said he was embarrassed by the fact that he had pressed the wrong button...

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Church of England clergy issue shock rebuke to Bishops’ conservative view on sexuality

Feb 15, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today The Church of England’s clergy have issued an extraordinary challenge to its conservative line on marriage by throwing out a bishops’ report on sexuality. In a major revolt against the CofE’s hierarchy, members of the Church’s General Synod...

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The Ethic of Moral Compromise: What the Pharisees Could Teach the Church of England

Feb 15, 2017 by

by Rollin Grams, Bible and Mission Introduction Mainline denominations in the west in the twentieth century orchestrated their own demise.  The twenty-first century will only be the denouement.  Their implosion is due to their willful embrace of theological and moral compromise.  Such compromise...

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I’m a bleeding-heart liberal cleric –but the Church of England must not accept gay marriage

Feb 15, 2017 by

by George Pitcher, Telegraph: This week sweethearts of the same sex were able to exchange Valentine cards purchased, for the first time, from that bellwether of Middle England’s tastes, Sainsbury’s. And on Wednesday the General Synod of the Church of England meets and will be asked, inter alia, to...

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