Selected Recent Posts
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Have we lost our national nerve?’
by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A ‘disconnection’ in society between values and practices is undermining the future of our society, the Archbishop of Canterbury warned last night. He said there was a need to ‘reimagine’ British values. ‘There is a globally established and ancient reality that the children of privilege tend to inherit privilege, especially […]
Brexit in a fractured Europe: a relational vision and strategy for reconciliation
by Paul Mills and Michael Schluter, Jubilee Centre: Summary The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has highlighted deep divisions within the populace, including among Christians, and increased the likelihood of further ruptures between the UK and EU27 as well as within and between the EU27 countries themselves. This paper first sets out […]
The bastion of liberalism now paying the price for its tolerance
by Sue Reid, Mailonline: When anti-terror police searched Stockholm for clues about terror suspect Rakhmat Akilov, they were pelted with stones by hostile gangs of youths. Officers had entered the suburb of Tensta, home to thousands of migrants from Islamic countries and increasingly under the stranglehold of strict fundamentalism. It is where Swedish women say […]
Think society would be better off without those ‘bigoted’ Christians? Think again
by Eric Metaxas, LifeSite: In his new book, “The Benedict Option,” my friend Rod Dreher makes a sobering and sadly accurate claim: “Christians who hold to the biblical teaching about sex and marriage, have the same status in culture, and increasingly in law, as racists.” Rod says that it is inevitable that believers in Jesus […]
Tories ditch backing for parents who stay married
by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Ministers yesterday abandoned the Tories’ longstanding commitment to supporting marriage and encouraging couples to stay together. A high-profile campaign to help troubled families will instead aim to stop conflict between parents, whether or not they are living together as one family. The new drive to help troubled parents, led by Work […]
C of E slams BBC for cutting in-house religious programming team
by Alex Williams, Premier: The Church of England has criticised a decision by the BBC to close its in-house religion and ethics television production department. Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James, who comments for the Church of media affairs, was quoted by the Sunday Times as saying: “It is a failure of the BBC […]
Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies slams same-sex marriage activists
from ACL Sydney: “The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has branded radical same-sex marriage campaigners as a ‘barge of bullies’ who are swamping the public debate with an ‘introspective, authoritarian denial of free speech’. Writing in The Australian today, Glenn Davies says the corporate world in Australia has been ‘press-ganged’ into supporting marriage equality and backing […]
Churchgoing among kids plummets as parents admit they could do more to share Christian faith
by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: More than nine in ten Christian parent admit they could do more to share their faith with their kids. Fewer than three-quarters of parents say they share Bible stories with their children and just one in four find it helpful to talk about faith with their kids, according to national […]
Reformation Anglicanism – a Vision for Today’s Global Communion
Book Review by Chris Sugden, CEN: Currently many have questions about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion: given the trajectory of some to focus on baptism to the exclusion of behaviour, concerns that discipline based on biblical faithfulness is often ignored, and unfudgeable disagreement about how to interpret the bible, it is understandable […]
Encountering contemporary liberal theology – in its own words
by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Conservative evangelicals are often accused of not ‘listening’ to other points of view. We’re told that we only engage with each other; we only read or listen to ‘approved’ versions of our faith; we caricature the arguments of revisionists without really hearing them. So I was delighted to receive a […]
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