Reflection: Why I favour full immersion – not sprinkling

Oct 16, 2014 by

By David Baker, Christian Today: In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan (Mark 1v9) I like to think that the way I do baptisms has become a bit of a talking point in the area where I live. I’m an Anglican, which means I baptise babies and small children. (More of that later!) But while some clergy may sprinkle just a few drops of water over a child in a way which (to my mind) is rather feeble, I like to make sure that any infant coming my...

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Anglican Unscripted Episode 129

Oct 15, 2014 by

Today Kevin and George talk about the papal earthquake.

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Sep 26, 2014 by

By Albert Mohler, LifeSite: [...]  The church eventually split over the issue, with those remaining declaring their intention to affirm their pastor and to become a “Third Way church” that allows for disagreement on the question of the sinfulness of homosexual acts and same-sex marriage. But, as I argued at the time, there is no third way. A church or denomination will either believe and teach that same-sex behaviors and relationships are sinful, or it will affirm them. In short order, every...

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Today Each Church is Facing a Serious Moral Choice to Stay Faithful to Christ or to Evade Its Histor...

Sep 20, 2014 by

by Metropolitan Hilarion: Your Eminence, recently the Lutheran Archbishop of Turku, Kari Mäkinen, stated that the Russian Orthodox Church has suspended dialogue with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland because of the differences concerning the situation of sex and gender minorities. Can you comment on this statement? The dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland began in 1970. For the past period, many theological and other issues were...

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College of Bishops Meeting

Sep 18, 2014 by

The College of Bishops of the Church of England has met for three days. Two of the days were devoted to the first of a series of shared conversations in the Church of England on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission. The context and process for the conversations were set out in a paper to General Synod by the Bishop of Sheffield on 26 June 2014 available here which also identified two outcomes for the process. The first is to enable the Church of England to reflect, in light of scripture, on the...

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Christian charities need Christian truth

Sep 17, 2014 by

By Rebecca Oas, PhD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: The UK-based organization Christian Aid released a briefing paper dated September 2014 detailing its position on the post-2015 development agenda currently under discussion at the UN. Under their “Gender Justice” recommendations, Christian Aid calls for: “Mainstreaming of gender into other areas including health, education, natural-resource management, energy access, peacebuilding, accountable governance and access to justice. This should include...

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