Petition to: The Archbishop of Canterbury – the Archbishop of Westminster – the President of the Methodist Church – the Moderator of the URC

Jul 25, 2016 by

We call upon the leaders of the Church to be faithful to the Gospel as revealed in Jesus Christ, and to defend the faith. Petition from Voice for Justice UK: We stand on the words of 2 Timothy 3:16. “All of scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…’ In recent years, to accommodate the changing values of the world, we have seen core teachings of the Bible challenged and rewritten. The justification frequently given...

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How NOT to handle the Word of God correctly

Jul 20, 2016 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: I have just returned from a two-week holiday and a graduation in the UK, mindful of the Church of England’s General Synod. While there, I disciplined myself to avoid comments and to simply enjoy my time away with my wife and friends. But, towards the end, my attention was drawn to an article written by the Rev. Dr. Ian Paul, reporting as a participant in the “Shared Conversations” on human sexuality, as part of the reception of the Pilling Report (which seems to...

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Journeys in, or moving away from, Grace and Truth?

Jul 5, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The book ‘Journeys in Grace and Truth’ will no doubt be persuasive for many readers in its consistently argued thesis that the Church of England must abandon its historic doctrinal and ethical teaching, and fully affirm same sex relationships.   All of the contributors position themselves on the evangelical wing of the church and claim a high regard for the authority of the Bible, and almost all make reflection on one or more passages of...

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Putting the C of E at risk

May 30, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: In these days of governing-by-bureaucracy, every organisation is obliged to have a risk register. If you are a trustee of an organisation, reviewing such a risk register will be a regular item on your meeting agendas. The Church of England is no different, and the Archbishops’ Council reviews the risk register regularly at its meetings. Before reading any further, what would you identify as the main risks to the Church of England as an institution? The 2014 report from...

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Derelict Christian Leadership and Churches Missing in Action

May 27, 2016 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch: If the Lord should tarry, one day we will look back at the church in Australia in the 21st century and wonder if it really was any different than the Laodicean church which Jesus so strongly condemned in Revelation 3:14-22. Don’t get me wrong: there are many on-fire pastors, many dedicated churches, and many committed Christians. But I would say they are in the minority. They are the biblical remnant. They are the few who are on the narrow road and have gone...

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Scholars on both sides agree Bible is consistent in opposing homosexual practice: Jayne Ozanne disagrees

May 26, 2016 by

by Dermot O’Callaghan, Core Issues Trust: On Friday 13th May 2016 I attended a fringe meeting at the General Synod of the Church of Ireland, organised by Changing Attitude Ireland, at which the speaker was Jayne Ozanne, a patron of Accepting Evangelicals.  I wanted to ask her a question, and sent it to her the previous evening: Dear Jayne, I hope to be at your talk in Dublin tomorrow and to ask a question. I am writing in advance to give you some time to think about it.  A large part of...

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