“Our Bodies Proclaim The Gospel” Highlights January, 2016

Jan 23, 2016 by

From Core Issues Trust: Core Issues Trust, Anglican Mainstream, The Office for Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Westminster together with Christian Concern hosted the “Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel” Conference in Central London 14-16th January, 2016. Video of highlights:

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Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel: Day Three

Jan 18, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. After such a nourishing feast of teaching which illuminated both Scripture and the roots of the current crisis of sexual confusion that we are in as a culture, at the end of the Conference was I convinced by all of Christopher West’s conclusions? If I had been, then logically I would have had to respond to his implicit invitation to embrace Roman Catholicism. But more of that later! The final day of the conference, Saturday 16th January, began as usual...

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Is ‘inclusion’ a Christian virtue?

Jan 18, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Most people reading the title above will wonder what the debate is about—but in different directions. Some will say ‘of course is it’ and others ‘of course it isn’t’. The latest title in the Grove Ethics series explores this vexed question and is a powerful and important study by Dr Edward Dowler, formerly Vice Principal of St Stephen’s House, Oxford and currently Vicar of Clay Hill, north London. His introduction highlights this polarisation of views. One of the most...

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On only telling half the story – yet another response to Martyn Percy

Jan 18, 2016 by

by Martin Davie: Many years of teaching theology have convinced me of the vital importance for good theology of telling the whole story. Thus we have to tell people that God is one and also three, that Jesus is fully divine and fully human, that the Bible is a book of human words and also the words of God and that salvation is a matter of divine election and also a matter of human decision. In all these areas we have to tell the whole story by maintaining both truths simultaneously. The same...

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Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel: Day 2

Jan 16, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Christopher West continued his exposition of biblical theology, tracing the teaching of Scripture about God, humanity, salvation and the church, using the theme of humanity created in the image of God, male and female. As before this was interspersed with contemporary-style worship, and time for conversation and fellowship. While West very definitely does shine a light on the false teachings of the culture regarding sexuality, to help us understand the...

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“Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel” – Christopher West’s insightful biblical theology of sex and marriage.

Jan 15, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. On Thursday 14th January most of the focus has been on what was going on in Canterbury but there were two other significant meetings in England happening at the same time. The Church of England Evangelical Council’s annual gathering at High Leigh showed a degree of unity not seen for many years among the representatives of the normally fractious evangelical tribes. Leaders from across the spectrum differ in degrees of ultimate loyalty to the institution of...

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