New CofE bishop Karen Gorham supports Christian naturism

Nov 28, 2015 by

By Mark Woods, Christian Today: The Church of England’s newest bishop is an advocate of Christian naturism. The appointment of the Archdeacon of Buckingham, Ven Karen Gorham, to be Bishop of Sherborne in Dorset, was announced yesterday. She will be the Church’s eighth woman bishop and sixth woman suffragan. The Church of England has been appointing women bishops at the rate of about two in every three months since the measure to consecrate women was enacted by General Synod a year...

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God as She is yet another feminist assault on masculinity

Nov 1, 2015 by

By Rob Slane, The Conservative Woman: It’s remarkable how long it took the church to realise that all those masculine pronouns used in the Scriptures to refer to God – He and Him – are merely arbitrary, and really the biblical writers could have gone either way with the Hes and Shes, Hims and Hers. What is all the more staggering is that you would have thought that some of the giants of church history – Ignatius, Polycarp, Origen, Athanasius, Tertullian, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, for...

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‘God is not a he or a she’, says first female bishop to sit in House of Lords

Oct 25, 2015 by

By Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: God should not necessarily be seen as a masculine figure, according to the UK’s first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords on Monday. “God is not to be seen as male. God is God,” said Rachel Treweek, bishop of Gloucester, who is to be inaugurated in parliament. While acknowledging that many Anglicans would profoundly disagree, Treweek said the Church of England should use both male and female pronouns when referring to God. She personally prefers to say...

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Church of England appoints new Bishop of Newcastle

Sep 2, 2015 by

From ITV News: The Venerable Christine Hardman has been appointed as the new Bishop of Newcastle. The 64-year-old, who was ordained as a Priest in 1994, was Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich in the Diocese of Southwark for eleven years. Christine Hardman becomes the third female bishop in the UK along with the Right Reverend Libby Lane and the Reverend Canon Alison White. Read here More information on the Diocese of Newcastle website...

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WATCH is on the watch for chauvinist male bishops

Aug 30, 2015 by

by Mary Ann Mueller, VOL: WATCH (Women and the Church) — a British feminist advocacy organization with its primary goal to hold the Church of England hostage to radical feminist ideals and revisionist theology — is more than displeased with the British practice of allowing traditional, conservative and Anglo-Catholic bishops to celebrate their own Chrism Masses sans sacramental and liturgical interaction with female clergy, especially since the new phenomenon of women bishops has...

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Women make up Two-Thirds of Episcopal Church, new Survey finds

Aug 30, 2015 by

by David Virtue, VOL: For several months, VOL has been engaged in learning just how deep and wide is the influence of women in the Episcopal Church. As you know, we now have some 21 women bishops in TEC. The first to be consecrated was Barbara Harris in 1989; the last is Audrey Scanlan who will be consecrated the XI Bishop of Central Pennsylvania in September. There are hundreds of women clergy. In fact a survey of over 7,000 parishes, conducted by a research team, revealed that some 32% of...

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