Wilberforce Academy: ‘The most challenging … God-honouring course I have ever been on

Sep 24, 2016 by

from Christian Concern: Sarah Halpin, 24, works as the Office Manager at Mosaic Church, Leeds. This year was her first time at the Wilberforce Academy. She says:“It has been the most challenging, thought-provoking, relationship building and God-honouring course I have ever been on. Definitely one to repeat and recommend.” The Wilberforce Academy was a challenging, eye-opening and influential course. It was a week-long insightful experience that has not only challenged my socialist...

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Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

Sep 24, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Student unions’ ‘no platform’ policy is expanding to cover pretty much anyone whose views don’t fit prevailing groupthink. Have you met the Stepford students? They’re everywhere. On campuses across the land. Sitting stony-eyed in lecture halls or surreptitiously policing beer-fuelled banter in the uni bar. They look like students, dress like students, smell like students. But their student brains have been replaced by brains bereft of critical faculties and...

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ISSI Celibate Gay Christian Study

Sep 24, 2016 by

from Spiritual Friendship: Guest post by the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity and Dr. Christine Baker.   In January of this past year, the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (ISSI), under the leadership of Dr. Olya Zaporozhets and Dr. Mark Yarhouse, conducted a study concerning psychological factors and the spirituality of celibate gay Christians that relate to the wellbeing of “Side” B gay Christians. One of the student members of ISSI, Christine Baker, recently...

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A Tale of Two Cities: Charlotte and Tulsa

Sep 24, 2016 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Every morning I check the news headlines and frequently rely on my mobile phone’s app for CNN.  It’s not very often that I find positive things about the Church in the headlines, but today I was both heartened and convicted by this story:  “Why Charlotte exploded and Tulsa prayed.”  I invite you to see for yourself the article and the embedded videos here. I am heartened that even the secular media would take note that in two different cities, where police shot and...

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Living with Diversity: Bishop of Gloucester addresses Credo Cymru Conference

Sep 23, 2016 by

from Forward in Faith: Credo Cymru has issued the following media release. At a conference organized by Credo Cymru, the body representing traditionalist beliefs in the Church in Wales, the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, has spoken about living with diversity over women’s ordination. ‘Key to my experience of living the English diversity in a healthy way’ she said, ‘has been a commitment to intentional relationship and mutual flourishing, and a willingness to live with...

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Brangelina: Why celebs don’t have it all

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: Its probably the most common rebuttal I hear when I mention how married couples tend to do so much better than unmarried couples. “It’s not marriage, its money.” There’s an element of truth to this. Money makes it easier for couples to stay together. More money means not having to negotiate with your loved one every time you buy something and not having a potential argument when you didn’t tell them first. Money cushions families from the harder side...

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‘Church schools serve the common good’

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Justin Welby, tes: The CofE has educated millions of Britons alive today, and it has ambitious plans to extend its reach, says the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Education is at the heart of the work that the Church of England does for the common good. Through its 4,500 primary and 200 secondary schools, it educates around 1 million children a day. It is estimated that around 15 million people alive today attended a Church of England school. The fundamental purpose of Church of...

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CI News: 23 September 2016

Sep 23, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories ‘BBC using position to peddle harmful trans ideology’ Watershed as first under-18 euthanised in Belgium Corbyn wants LGBT focus in national curriculum TV historian: “I was wrong about Christianity” Also in the news Latest news stories News archive Read here...

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The Church of England now has no place for believers in the traditional family

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Jane Kelly, Telegraph: Being a member of the Church of England is to belong to a strange club, or so it seems to me. All the rules have changed since I joined as an infant, or rather since my parents imposed their religion onto me (something which is now discouraged). There is no escape from the new ethos of the place and even the flannely Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is zealous in his mission to drag us all, no matter how recalcitrant, into the modern, post-Christian age. Like...

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New Anglican Church For Conservative Christians Launches In England

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A new Anglican mission to rival the Church of England is being set up in the UK. The new mission is already reaching out to evangelical Christians in dioceses that are “closed to conservative evangelicals”. The plan is to plant hundreds of new evangelical Anglican churches. The influential Archbishop and Primate of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, is backing the plan. It involves new Anglican churches being independent from the country’s...

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