Pastoral care for transgender people: does it require acceptance of LGBT ideology?

Apr 17, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Mark Yarhouse has built a reputation as a sound and trustworthy guide in the field of gender confusion. As a Professor of Psychology at a respected American University with a strong evangelical heritage he is frequently quoted with approval by evangelical...

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Society’s dystopian trends and the church’s response

Apr 10, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Last week Britain was confronted with a series of headlines about out-of-control violence on the streets of London. While most of the killers and their victims are young, and knives are the weapons of choice, a drive-by shooting of a teenage girl on Easter...

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Easter people: celebrating liberation and new life, but living on unleavened bread

Mar 27, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The Church in captivity. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, as it relates to the Church of England, has focused on the failure of institutional process. Bishops and other church leaders, when presented with evidence of clergy sexually abusing...

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University missions provide signs of hope amid Anglican decline

Mar 20, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The numbers don’t look good, nationally. Surveys tell us regularly that church attendance is going down, and those who have religious faith are now in a small minority. For example, on the faithsurvey.co.uk website, 2016 figures suggest that only 28% believe...

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Humanism, the collapse of faith and the need for new methods of apologetics

Mar 13, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. “I used to pray before bed, but I’ve definitely become less religious. I used to go to church every week – not any more. I hugely regret not voting for gay marriage. Faith is about love, and religion is too. I should have realized that.” So says Nadine...

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‘Voices of the Silenced’ – is it best to keep it that way, or should they be heard?

Feb 27, 2018 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Attempts to suppress a documentary illustrate widespread ignorance, intolerance and injustice in Western sexual politics. What makes a good society? Should there be ‘liberalism’ and ‘tolerance’ for any point of view, within a framework of law that protects...

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