Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey: Part 4: The Danger to Your Son

Jan 27, 2015 by

By Miriam Grossman MD: The purpose of my Parent Survival Guide to Fifty Shades of Grey is to provide the insights and tools parents need to protect their children from the idea that violence and humiliation can be erotic. The film will be released the day before Valentine’s Day. Part 1 contains introductory information. In Part 2 and Part 3, I focused on the harm posed to young women. Now I’m turning my attention to young men – teens, young adults, and tweens who hang out with...

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Pastoral Letter from the Chairman of the GAFCON Primates Council (January 2015)

Jan 27, 2015 by

To the Faithful of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and friends from Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of Kenya and Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council January 2015 ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.’ Romans 12:2 My dear brothers and sisters, As I send this first pastoral letter of 2015, receive greetings in the precious name of...

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The games people play…

Jan 26, 2015 by

[Editor's note: In this piece, south London vicar James Paice highlights the takeover of Southwark Diocese by a revisionist elite, and calls for principled action by theologically orthodox churches before it is too late.] One of the games I loved as child was ‘Othello’. Othello, for those of you who don’t know it, is a two player game which involves 64 discs on a chequered board. The discs are coloured white on one side and black on the other. One player plays black and the...

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Women bishops: the Church cannot survive without Evangelicals on side

Jan 26, 2015 by

By Cristina Odone, Telegraph: [Editor's note: this piece contains a number of errors, exaggerations and inaccuracies which will be listed at the end! but it is a useful illustration of how some journalists are covering the C of E and particularly this issue...] The Church of England will consecrate its first woman bishop today. Rev Libby Lane will become Bishop of Stockport after a two hour ceremony led by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury,...

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What are ‘Muslim values’, Lady Warsi?

Jan 26, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: The problem is her article’s timing, and that when David Cameron stretched out his hand in friendship and promoted and indulged her time and again, there was impatience, irritability and dogmatic vexation from the other side (to paraphrase and expand a sentence in Baroness Warsi’s latest attack on the Prime Minister and the Government he leads). And this choice of photograph really doesn’t help, either; conveying, as it does, brazen defiance, if not threat and menace...

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School inspectors turn Trojan Horse into a vehicle for destroying traditional values

Jan 26, 2015 by

by Nick Woods, Conservative Woman: There was a time when school inspectors were austere characters in dark suits, sober ties, short haircuts and squeaky, highly polished shoes. They were known as HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools) and many were former headmasters of a particularly formidable kind. After a lifetime of insisting on the highest standards in traditional disciplines, such as English grammar, mathematics and the correct spelling and pronunciation of French irregular verbs,...

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Libby Lane: First female bishop to be consecrated

Jan 26, 2015 by

From BBC News: The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop during a ceremony at York Minster later. The Reverend Libby Lane, 48, will be ordained as the new Bishop of Stockport, in what she says will be a “profound and remarkable moment”. The Church formally adopted legislation last November to allow women bishops. The move, which ends a centuries-old tradition of exclusively male bishops, has continued to prompt divisions between some Anglicans. Mrs Lane has been...

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David Porter Lays Out Justin Welby’s Sexual Immorality Plans for the CofE

Jan 26, 2015 by

From Titusonenine: UPDATE: This post is now sticky – full text from the original link may now be found in the comments below, or viaGooglecache thanks to readers Colin Coward reports:- Members of the LGBTI Anglican Coalition met with David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director for Reconciliation at Lambeth Palace on Tuesday. David was generous with his time and we were there for over an hour and a half.David began by outlining the history which has brought us to where we are...

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Titchmarsh, a gay lecturer and a row over teenage sex: TV host slams professor who ‘beds youth...

Jan 26, 2015 by

By Neil Sears, Mailonline: As the next Chancellor of the University of Winchester, Alan Titchmarsh will be expected at all times to uphold the institution’s good name. But, nearly six months before he takes up the post, he is already embroiled in a row with one of the university’s academics – on the subject of gay sex with teenagers. The television gardener has attacked Professor Eric Anderson, 46, who boasted in a lecture that gay sex is best, that he targets 16 to 18-year-olds, that he had...

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The Grammar of Leviticus 18.22

Jan 25, 2015 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: Last year, I wrote a Grove booklet on the text relating to same-sex unions; some of this material has also contributed to the resources for the ‘facilitated conversations’ in the Church of England. I posted on the blog an extract on the texts from Leviticus 18 and 22, which generated quite a bit of discussion. Some of the most significant comments came from Jerome T Walsh, who taught Old Testament at Botswana University and the University of Dallas, and has published...

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Keep the memory alive

Jan 25, 2015 by

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 resources. Tuesday, 27 January, 2015. Events are already taking place around the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2015: Keep the memory alive. Our free resources will help you to hold an activity and engage your community in the powerful messages of Holocaust Memorial Day. Keep the memory alive is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. 27 January 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. 2015 will also be the 20th anniversary of...

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The Apostle Paul – a magnificent counter-weight to our own decadent times

Jan 25, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, Conservative Woman: The Apostle Paul, whose conversion to Jesus Christ the Church of England commemorates today (Sunday January 25th), was a counter-cultural, transformative force for good in the pagan Roman Empire of the First Century AD. The legacy of his New Testament writings is just as counter-cultural and potentially transformative in Western society today. The problem is that the older Protestant churches of the Western world by and large are not listening to Paul. If...

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Sunday Worship

Jan 25, 2015 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. Kingdom Come: The City [Mark 5:14-16] – Archie Coates – St Peter’s Brighton Audio http://tinyurl.com/pp2z4j9 2. Adam And Eve – To Obey Or To Disobey [Genesis 3:1-13 & Matthew 4:1-11] – Bishop Kuan Kim Seng – St Andrew’s Singapore Audio http://tinyurl.com/p23qema 3. First to Christ then to us – Hugh Palmer – All Souls Audio [2 Corinthians 8:1-7] http://tinyurl.com/pwnhu9u 4. Security, Strength and Simplicity Mark...

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Report: New York Woman to ‘Marry’ Her Biological Father

Jan 24, 2015 by

by Heather Clark, Christian News: A New York woman from the Great Lakes region says that she is set to marry her biological father after being estranged from him for 12 years—a report some say confirms the slippery slope America is on concerning the devaluation and redefinition of marriage. The unnamed woman is 18 years old and says that she was conceived by her parents on prom night when they were 18 themselves. Her parents soon split and her mother, who struggles with a mental...

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House Passes Bill to Completely Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

Jan 24, 2015 by

By Steven Ertelt, Life News: The House today approved legislation that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions that ensures abortions are not directly funded in any federal governmental program or department. The legislation combines several policies that must be enacted every year in Congressional battles and puts them into law where they will not be in jeopardy of being overturned every time Congress changes hands from pro-life lawmakers to those who support...

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