Welcome to Secular Scotland – A Nation where Religion is in Retreat

Jun 2, 2016 by

by theweeflea: The following fascinating article from Judith Duffy appeared in this week’s Sunday Herald.   It is a generally accurate  and through portrayal of what is going on in Scotland today.   One of the most interesting points is that the Humanists, Secularists and the Church of...

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What same-sex marriage brings with it

May 30, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Earlier this week, the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland decided to recognise and accept the ministry of clergy in same-sex marriages, as a logical extension to its previous decision to accept those in civil partnerships. (A rather odd article in the Telegraph followed,...

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A rubicon has been crossed – the Church of Scotland decision on same sex marriage

May 28, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: […]  The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. […]  Speaking after the vote, the Very Rev John Chalmers, principal clerk, said: “We had a debate which made very clear that we were not interfering with our theological...

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‘A unified witness’ – Response to Justin Welby’s address to the Church of Scotland

May 28, 2016 by

From Christian Concern: In this piece, Christian Concern’s Communications Officer, Camilla Olim, responds to the news that the Church of Scotland has agreed to formally unite with the Church of England, via the Columba Declaration. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, delivered an...

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Archbishop addresses Church of Scotland General Assembly

May 25, 2016 by

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury’s address to the Church of Scotland General Assembly this morning. It’s a huge privilege to be here, and I want to thank you, Moderator, and all of you for your wonderful warm welcome. I want to say want a special privilege it is to stand in the place of so...

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A Rubicon has been Crossed – The Church of Scotland Assembly Decision on Saturday

May 23, 2016 by

From theweeflea: As I prepare for the Free Church Assembly beginning this evening, I have been reflecting on what happened at the Church of Scotland Assembly on Saturday. This from the BBC sums it up well: The Church of Scotland has voted to allow its gay ministers to marry. The General Assembly...

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