Leaving the denomination

Jul 27, 2017 by

A report for Anglican Mainstream by Edward Lobb. In 2012, the Tron Church in Glasgow City Centre, to which I belong, took the difficult decision to leave the Church of Scotland. In this short article I hope to describe something of the experience our congregation went through, and something of...

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The Decline of the Church in Scotland – The Times Report and Response

Jul 4, 2017 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: On Saturday The Times carried this extraordinary article.  (Kudos to The Times for taking this seriously and carrying this – unlike most of the rest of the Scottish press!).  To the delight of the Secularists it announced that almost 60% of Scots say they have no...

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The Secularisation of the Church of Scotland – What Really Happened at the Assembly?

May 26, 2017 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Much to no-ones surprise, the Church of Scotland General Assembly has just voted to accept the Theological Forum’s report which changes the Churches definition of marriage to include same sex marriages and to apologise to gay people for their previous understanding....

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Church of Scotland Assembly agrees apology to gay people and accepts same sex marriage report

May 26, 2017 by

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved an apology to gay people for the history of discrimination they have faced in the Church. Commissioners also approved a report which could pave the way to allow some ministers to conduct same sex marriages in the future. The Assembly...

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Church of Scotland to decide on gay marriage in church

May 25, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The Church of Scotland will decide on whether to allow minister to carry out gay weddings later today. A proposal going before the Kirk’s general assembly calls for an apology for past discrimination of LGBT people and recommends individual churches have the...

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The ‘Great Disruption’ happened 174 years ago this week. Why does it matter? Why should we care?

May 20, 2017 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: On the 18th of May 1843, 174 years ago, 121 ministers and 73 elders got up and walked out of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland being held in St Andrew’s Church, Edinburgh. They were met by huge cheering crowds and were eventually joined by...

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