Church of Scotland ‘to introduce online baptism’ in bid to boost membership

May 18, 2016 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: For centuries the key Christian sacraments of baptism and communion have symbolised people coming together in one place. But under potentially radical plans being considered by the Church of Scotland, the rites could be administered online for the first time in a move to redefine the idea of a congregation in the internet age. The suggestion, to be debated by members of the Kirk’s decision-making General Assembly which meets in Edinburgh next week, stems from...

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Internet could trigger religious ‘revolution’ as big as birth of Christianity – Lord Sacks

Mar 3, 2016 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The internet will transform civilisation as much as the invention of writing or the printing press – even ushering in new types of religion in the world, the former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, has suggested. But so far religious extremists and terrorists have been quicker to realise the potential of the “revolution” we are living through – leaving moderate voices far behind, he warned. The prediction came as he was announced as this year’s winner of the...

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Christians are neither prudes nor libertines

Apr 15, 2015 by

By Michael D O’Brien, LifeSite: It is sometimes asked, usually whenever sexual morality is being argued: “Are Christians prudes?” “If only we were!” sighs many an exasperated parent, wishing we could go back to a time when sexual temptations of the most extreme kind did not assault the young at every turn, to a time, moreover, when our present state of affairs would not for an instant have appeared to be normal. Of course, the longing for an age when Christian morality was the norm in...

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New website launched for the Anglican Mission in England

Apr 3, 2015 by

See new website here. The Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) is a mission society that seeks to promote gospel growth in areas covered by the Church of England (principally in England, but also in other parts of Europe) by supporting Anglican churches and individuals both within and outside present Church of England structures. AMiE came into being as a result of GAFCON and is one of a number of agencies that relates to GAFCON through the FCA (Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans) UK and...

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10-year-olds sharing explicit images reported to police

Jun 30, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Children as young as ten are sharing explicit images over social media and on mobile phones, according to Freedom of Information requests. A BBC investigation found a sharp increase in the number of schools reporting cases of ‘sexting’ to police. Dorset Police dealt with 66 incidents of sexting in the past year, nearly twice as many as the previous year. Some of the cases Dorset Safe Schools and Communities Team dealt with included ten-year-olds sharing...

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Petition asks U.S. government to make access to pornography ‘opt-in’ for internet users

Nov 19, 2013 by

By Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite News A new petition is asking the federal government to require internet service providers to block access to pornography by default, following the introduction of a similar policy in the United Kingdom. “We are asking that people who are interested in porn should have to seek it and choose it,” the petition reads. “They should have to ‘Opt In’ for it by making arrangements to receive it with their Internet Service...

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