The Great Consummation – Genesis 4:1-2

Jul 22, 2015 by

by Peter Ould: Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” And again, she bore his brother Abel. Genesis 4:1-2 It is a mistake to view Genesis 4 as somehow different to the first three chapters of the Bible, especially with regard to the procreative motif. The birth of Cain and Abel is the first fulfilment of the command given back in Genesis 1, not just in the provision of offspring but in their life tasks. And God said...

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“The necessity of Unity in Truth for the Church’s Mission”

Jul 16, 2015 by

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali explains John 17 ‘that they may all be one’. Further talks from the International Catholic Congress of Anglicans in Fort Worth may be viewed at Titusonenine, courtesy of Kevin Kallson, Anglican TV

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The Cross, the Trinity and Greek debt: salvation and economics

Jul 7, 2015 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. When I became a Christian, central to my understanding of salvation was the Cross: a symbol of the Saviour who stood in my place and took the punishment I deserved. It made perfect sense to me that as well as being made in God’s image with gifts, friends and family, I was a sinner who had no right to be in the presence of a holy God; it was life-changing to realise that God himself, rather than waiting for me to reach a standard which was impossible, came...

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The Body God Gave Us Doesn’t Lie – A Meditation on the Sexual Confusion of Our Day

Jun 8, 2015 by

By Msgr Charles Pope: The latest tragic twist in the “Bruce Jenner saga” (more on that below) illustrates yet again one of the great errors of our day: the rejection of the truth that our bodies have something to tell us about who we are and what we are called to do and be. Most moderns see the body as merely a tool of sorts. Assertions are made that one can do as one pleases with one’s own body, and that a person’s sex (male or female) is purely incidental—merely an arbitrary quality one...

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Our Sunday day of rest prefigures the eternal rest of heaven

May 24, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: What is the best holiday you have ever been on? Our ideas of a great holiday, of course, may vary. Some people enjoy active holidays, perhaps shinning their way up a high mountain or abseiling off a sky-scraper; I personally prefer to potter about doing not very much and certainly try to avoid getting drawn into competitive games, especially croquet. But, whatever our personal taste, surely the defining characteristic of a holiday should be that it is a...

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What’s Love Got to do with It? The Politics of the Cross

Apr 3, 2015 by

By Stanley Hauerwas, ABC Religion & Ethics: Nothing is more destructive to the Christian faith than the current identification of Christianity with love. If God wants us to be more loving, why do you need Jesus to tell us that? And if Christianity is about the forgiveness of our sins, then why did Jesus have to die? If God is all about love, in other words, why go through the trouble of being this man, Jesus? Why did God not just tell us through an appropriate spokesman (it could have been...

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