Sex and the City Conference
By Jordan Schachtel, Breitbart:
Slovakia has taken a controversial route in dealing with the ongoing European migrant crisis, with officials in Bratislava saying that they may only let Christians into the country, given the fear that Muslim refugees will not acclimate to their existing civil society.
By Kim Bellware, Huffington Post: Illinois’ Republican governor on Thursday signed a law banning mental health therapists from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner outlaws the controversial practice of “gay conversion therapy,” sometimes called “reparative therapy,” on people younger than 18. Once the […]
Worldwide Anglican Update Nigeria: eye-opening visit Christians in Northern Nigeria use the word ‘Crises’ in the same way that the word ‘Troubles’ was used in Northern Ireland of a terrorist attack or other act of sectarian violence. Paul & Christine Perkin, St Mark’s Battersea Rise Ben & Gloria Kwashi ‘Have you heard there was another […]
by Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint:
We hear a lot about “the wrong side of history” these days—usually from those who want to convince us we’re on it, and that everyone in the future will think like the New York Times editorial board. But if we want to understand where history is really headed, we’ve got to look at the big picture—the global picture.
By Ian Paul, Psephizo: This month’s news from British Religion in Numbers carries a link to an interesting mathematical study on church attendance and membership. John Hayward is a mathematician who applies statistical methods to analysing issues of church growth. As we shall see, he is well aware of the limitations of such methods, but is also […]
By Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: All Christians say they believe in prayer but…. I wonder how much we really believe in the efficacy and vital importance of prayer. If we really did, I suspect we would be praying a whole lot more than we now are. The battles behind the scenes in the spiritual realms are […]
By Nick Duffy, Pink News: Almost half of young people in the UK would not define themselves as “100% straight”. YouGov asked 1632 people to plot themselves on a Kinsey scale of sexuality, from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual). Among the population as a whole, 72% of adults chose 0 (exclusively heterosexual) – with […]
SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) Evangelicals will be holding a one day conference on Saturday 12 September in central London. George Verwer, Founder of Operation Mobilisation, will be the keynote speaker, along with other experienced pro-life campaigners, both Roman Catholic and evangelical. Subjects will include how to engage in the pro-life movement, […]
By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I’ve returned from a wonderful holiday, which involved the unparalleled Cornish coastline, good company, and keeping up with the extraordinary victory of the English cricket team (apologies to Australian readers). Among my tasks for this week is preparation for preaching on Sunday at the small village church which I attend. […]
By John Bingham, Telegraph: A Church of England lay preacher has disclosed that he is preparing to be expelled from ministry to marry his male partner. Jeremy Timm said he had been forced to “choose between marriage or ministry” by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, but is ready to be stripped of his […]