Is John 17 about unity?

Jul 24, 2016 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo. […] To be holy involves remaining in the person and work of Jesus, and remaining in his teaching which reveals the truth about us, God and the world. It is into this context that Jesus then longs for the unity of his people. The parallel with the unity between Jesus and the Father cannot be exact, not least with hindsight we have following the Nicene expressions of our understanding of the Trinity. But it is about the unity of commitment, will and understanding;...

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“Into the darkness of error”: Martin Davie reviews recent ‘pro-change’ books.

Jul 21, 2016 by

 [Editor’s note]: Before the recent General Synod, two collections of essays by Church of England leaders were published which set out revisionist interpretations of sexual ethics: Journeys in Grace and Truth, and Amazing Love. Theologian Martin Davie has produced substantial reviews of these books, published on the Latimer Trust site, which as usual with his work, summarises the arguments and refutes them with clarity and biblical faithfulness. While those advocating change in the Church’s...

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Who’s really influenced by their cultural situation? A deep irony in the New Perspective on Paul

Jul 19, 2016 by

By Michael Kruger, Cannon Fodder. […] In other words…there is a deep and biting irony in the NPP [New Perspective on Paul].  While chiding reformed folks for being culturally bound, the NPP folks themselves seem influenced by their own cultural and theological climate.  Here I highlight several examples offered by Matlock: * The NPP focus on community.  If Luther was influenced by an overly introspective culture, Matlock argues that NPP may be influenced by the opposite. He states, “We moderns...

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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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A Leading Anglican theologian exposes the ‘third way’ myth

Jun 29, 2016 by

by Charles Raven, Anglican Ink: Myths are not necessarily old. A new myth is being invented by Anglican church leaders who claim to be orthodox and even evangelical. They tell us that differences between Christians about the acceptability of same-sex relationships are secondary issues and the Church should therefore follow a ‘Third Way’ which maintains unity in contrast to, on the one hand, the liberal insistence on homosexual practice as a right and, on the other, the historic understanding...

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Same sex marriage in the Scottish Episcopal Church

May 23, 2016 by

A response to Oliver O’Donovan ‘The Wreck of Catholic Identity: Marriage Canon Revision in the Scottish Episcopal Church.’ by Martin Davie: Next month the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church will return to a proposal to amend its Canon on marriage, Canon 31, removing the reference to marriage being between ‘one man and one woman.’  Behind this proposal lies a report on The Theology of Marriage from the Doctrine Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church which makes out the case for...

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