Should we address God as ‘she’ (like in Sweden)?

Nov 30, 2017 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo. A minor theological news storm has blown up about the apparent decision of the Lutheran Church of Sweden to stop using masculine terms (the pronoun ‘he’ and the title ‘Lord’) in reference to God. The main article appeared in the Telegraph but was also reported in the...

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Reformation books

Oct 10, 2017 by

From Church Society blog. Andrew Cinnamond surveys the best of the books on the Reformation, including recommendations suitable for all ages and levels of interest. “These first few books are written at a popular level, and provide great introductions to the Reformation for all the church...

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How the Reformers rediscovered the Holy Spirit and true conversion

Oct 8, 2017 by

By Sinclair Ferguson, 9Marks […] What was the Reformation about? If asked, most of us might instinctively say that the Reformation was about justification or about (the later coined) sola fide, sola gratia, sola scriptura, solus Christus, and soli Deo Gloria. But in fact, it was about much...

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Faith in a time of crisis: Book review

Oct 5, 2017 by

by Lee Gatiss, Church Society blog. From the man who brought us the books True Friendship, True Worship, and True Spirituality it is no surprise that Vaughan’s chapters in this great new book are called “True gospel”, “True sex”, “True love”, and “True unity.” The book begins with an outline of...

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Australian theologians debate transgender

Sep 28, 2017 by

The Revd Canon Professor Scott Cowdell claims that the Bible needs to be freed “from modern Western anxieties” over gender and identity: […] My issue here is with modern Western unease towards the hybrid, the undifferentiated, the unclassifiable, the uncontrollable. Whereas the gender binary had...

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Statements, confessions, “here-I-stand”s; what do they achieve?

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. We’re approaching the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous action which lit the fuse for the social, political, cultural and religious revolution later known as the Reformation. The milestone has led over the past few months to a number of commemorative...

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