CANA Bishop Says No to Women Priests at Diocesan Convention

May 9, 2017 by

by David Virtue, VOL: The Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East told some 250 delegates to his Synod 2017 that he will never ordain a woman to the priesthood based on his complementarian views regarding ordination. “I believe that the concept of male-female complementarity can be...

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Scripture, Authority, Inspiration and Culture

May 2, 2017 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Some recent articles I did on the role of women in leadership (in the church and at home), and on head coverings, not surprisingly unleashed a torrent of heated debate. While such issues are certainly important, they are, in a sense, secondary matters, not...

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Sheffield gets its second best bishop – Pete Wilcox, Dean of Liverpool

Apr 7, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Downing Street has announced the name of the second best Bishop of Sheffield. The Queen has had her mind changed on the matter. The Crown Nominations Commission had the name of the Very Rev’d Dr Pete Wilcox in reserve, in the unlikely even of anything happening to their...

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Not a matter of opinion: Discernment, difference and discrimination

Apr 3, 2017 by

by Kieran Bohan, Modern Church: The Oxford theologian who called for the conservative bishop nominated as the next leader of the Diocese of Sheffield to clarify his position on women’s ministry or decline the nomination has called for ‘a thorough and wholesale review’ of gender-based...

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Women bishops: the desperate and disingenuous distinction in the Five Guiding Principles

Mar 31, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Of all the responses to the post on the ‘review’ instigated by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York into the operation of the Five Guiding Principles in the nomination of Philip North to become Bishop of Sheffield, this one from ‘None of the above’ was by far the most...

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Anglican Unscripted #279 – ABC & York pass the pound

Mar 29, 2017 by

Further commentary from Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden on the Sheffield controversy, and the passing of the buck (pound!) to Sir Philip Mawer – and the most likely...

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