Archbishop Welby responds to murders in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria

Feb 16, 2015 by

From ACNS: Responding to events in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria over recent days, the Archbishop of Canterbury issued the following statement this morning. “The terrible cruelty of the murders in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria call for deep compassion for the bereaved and killed. The killers seem to rejoice in ever more extreme acts carried out to inflict ever greater terror. We must all weep with those affected, and know that in the love of Christ all evil will be overcome. “In Egypt...

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The British left is in open civil war over free speech … and transexuals

Feb 16, 2015 by

By Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart: We report today that gay rights icon Peter Tatchell and other prominent figures on the British Left are currently the subjects of a bizarre and vicious witch-hunt by transsexual rights campaigners and their allies. “I’d like to tweet about your murder you f–king parasite,” wrote one anonymous tweeter to Tatchell over the weekend. It’s worth taking a moment to consider how this extraordinary state of affairs came about. The row started when 150 of Britain’s...

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Stonewall to campaign for trans equality

Feb 16, 2015 by

Stonewall today announces that it will extend its remit to campaign for trans equality in a landmark report. The historic move follows extensive consultation with over 700 trans people and will see the charity use its platform and experience to help create real change for them. Stonewall will expand its current campaigns and programmes to include and involve trans people and also develop new work on issues that specifically affect them. Over the next 18 months, the charity will take steps to...

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We cannot allow censorship and silencing of individuals

Feb 16, 2015 by

Letter to The Guardian: Universities have a particular responsibility to resist this kind of bullying. The fate of Kate Smurthwaite’s comedy show, cancelled by Goldsmith’s College in London last month (“What could be more absurd than censorship on campus”, Nick Cohen, Comment) is part of a worrying pattern of intimidation and silencing of individuals whose views are deemed “transphobic” or “whorephobic”. Most of the people so labelled are feminists or pro-feminist men, some have experience in...

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How many more terror attacks until we have a serious discussion about offending religions?

Feb 15, 2015 by

by Douglas Murray, Spectator: Another week and another completely random attack by a gunman hunting down cartoonists before inexplicably heading to the local synagogue. My guess is that events in Copenhagen yesterday have already been put down in many quarters to what President Obama describes as ‘a random bunch of folks’ being targeted by somebody who has ‘misunderstood’ what every Western leader agrees is an entirely peaceful and harmless religious tradition. As it happens, I know the people...

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Living Reconciliation ‘Deeply Problematic’

Feb 15, 2015 by

From Gafcon: Dr Martin Davie, a widely respected Church of England theologian, has exposed serious flaws in ‘Living Reconciliation’, a book published recently by the Anglican Communion Office to champion its ‘Continuing Indaba’ project. While recognizing that there are some helpful insights, he describes the book as ‘sadly lacking’ because it offers a highly distorted account of reconciliation, one that is not grounded in the teaching of the Bible, despite the claim by the Anglican Communion...

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Sunday Worship

Feb 15, 2015 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. Stephen at the Sanhedrin – Vaughan Roberts – St Ebbe’s Oxford Audio [Acts 6:8-8:1] http://tinyurl.com/lph85oz 2. God’s Plan for Human Relationship – Bishop Tom Wright at Humanum 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsB-JDsOTwE 3. Double Listening: The John Stott London Lecture 2014  – Alister McGrath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XBmcAZl4mA Commentary 4. The Sunday Readings – Rev Stephen Trott https://laworgospel.wordpress.com/...

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Church of England to tell followers: support more European integration

Feb 14, 2015 by

by Nick Hallett, Breitbart: The Church of England is set to call for greater European integration in a highly political move that will anger Eurosceptics just months before the general election. In a document advising Britain’s 25 million Anglicans on voting in the election, the established church is set to call for greater support for European integration, as well as recommending the abandonment of Britain’s nuclear deterrent and questioning how effective the economic recovery has been....

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Examining the same-sex attraction debate

Feb 14, 2015 by

Bookings have opened for the “Transformation Potential” conference in April. The event seeks to ‘re-frame the debate’ around same-sex attraction and ‘engage biblically, pastorally, culturally and scientifically’, addressing the question ‘is change possible?’ Speakers include Prof Robert Gagnon, Dr Christopher Rosik, Andrew Comiskey and Andrea Williams. The conference will take place in London on Tuesday 14th April. Find out more and book here....

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Church of England to begin sexuality ‘conversations’

Feb 14, 2015 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Church of England is to begin talks on whether to authorise prayers to mark same-sex relationships. The question is raised in the resources published this week to go with the “shared conversations” on sexuality which are about to enter their second stage. The “second circle” of the shared conversations, set up last year in an attempt to resolve the Church’s crisis over sexuality, will begin regionally in April. The dioceses...

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