Congratulating Wesleyan

Feb 25, 2015 by

By Carl Trueman, First Things: Several friends contacted me over the weekend with news that Wesleyan University has taken the ever-expanding list of initials used to refer to sexual identities to new heights of absurdity or sensitivity, depending on one’s perspective. We are now apparently up to fifteen letters:LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM. It is easy to laugh at such gibberish on the grounds that it is as absurd as it is self-regarding. Yet that would be a mistake. First, there is the long-established...

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The not so quick and the dead

Feb 25, 2015 by

From Ancient Briton: In my previous entry I referred to a report that the Archbishop of Canterbury was to visit a school in Birmingham where 80 per cent of its pupils are Muslim and just eight per cent of its pupils are Christian. He has. A report on his visit to St Alban’s Academy can be read here. The reports I have seen so far concentrate on gays and gay marriage. Referring to Church of England’s laws the Archbishop said, “Marriage is between one man and one woman for life and sexual...

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Annual Litigation Survey for the Episcopal Church (USA) 2015

Feb 25, 2015 by

By A S Haley, Anglican Curmudgeon: It is a fact well known to certain Episcopalians—both those who have left the Episcopal Church (USA) and those who have remained—that ECUSA and its dioceses have followed a pattern of suing any church that chooses to leave for another Anglican jurisdiction. But the full extent of the litigation that has ensued is not well known at all, either in the wider Church, or among the provinces of the Anglican Communion. (Otherwise — one would think — it...

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Light wins

Feb 25, 2015 by

Trailer to new documentary. People of faith need to stand together to keep their freedom.

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Lenten Meditations: Wednesday 25 February

Feb 25, 2015 by

Psalms: am  119: 49-72.  pm: 49, 53 OT: Deut 9: 13-21 Epistle: Hebrews 3: 12-19 Gospel:  John 2:23 – 3:15 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY :  St. Walburga Abbess, 779 Born in Devonshire in 710 to St. Richard, a Saxon king, and Winna, a sister of St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany. She entered the Monastery early and spent 27 years at Wimbourne Abbey in the UK where she lived among a community of 500 Sisters who chanted the office, studied Scripture and the Fathers of the Church, Latin, the...

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UK approves three-person babies

Feb 24, 2015 by

By James Gallagher,  BBC News: The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The modified version of IVF has passed its final legislative obstacle after being approved by the House of Lords. The fertility regulator will now decide how to license the procedure to prevent babies inheriting deadly genetic diseases. The first baby could be born as early as 2016. A large majority of MPs in the House of Commons approved “three-person...

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Anglican Unscripted 162

Feb 24, 2015 by

Church of England House of Bishops bombs … again. Kevin Kallson and Peter Ould discuss the recent letter from the House of Bishops.  

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Now A Chance to Fight Back!

Feb 24, 2015 by

From NARTH: Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern introduces a bill to protect the right of individuals and families to seek professional therapeutic assistance for unwanted homosexual attraction. OKLAHOMA HOUSE BILL NO. 1598 (reads in part) NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1925.21 of Title 59, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: A. No state government or any political subdivision thereof or any agency of the...

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Jesmond Conference addresses “British Values” debate

Feb 24, 2015 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream Evangelicals from different denominations based in the north east of England were joined by Church of England evangelicals from the rest of the country for the 24 hour “Jesmond Conference” in Newcastle. Jesmond Parish Church has become the largest and most significant Anglican centre in the region. David Holloway, vicar of Jesmond for more than four decades, has given considerable thought to the decline of Christian influence in Western culture, and his...

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Shocking Intolerance against Christians in the Last Four Weeks

Feb 24, 2015 by

From Observatory: Germany: Student Beaten for Christian Faith in Berlin France: After Numerous Vandalism Bishop Orders Removal of the Eucharist Germany: Increasing Rate of Thefts and Defamations of Churches in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany: Politician Forced to Resign Due to Christian Engagemant European Parliament: Left Wing Parties Tried to Block Resolution Protecting Christians in Lybia Switzerland: Church in Delémont Soiled by Offensive Graffiti Sweden: Abortion Opponents Compared to...

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