Selected Recent Posts
Christians will be “pressured” into Sunday working, warns bishop
By Antony Bushfield, Premier: A Church of England bishop has responded to the government’s latest bid to extend Sunday trading hours in large shops by warning Christians will be “pressured” into taking shifts then. Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Dr Alan Smith, was unconvinced by the government’s promise that staff could ‘opt out’ of […]
We cannot ignore this genocide
By Lord Alton of Liverpool, Catholic Herald: Until the murderous persecution of Christians by ISIS is recognised for what it is, its perpetrators cannot be brought to international justice. Just before Christmas 75 parliamentarians, from both Houses and all parties – including the former head of our Armed Forces, the ex-head of MI5, and former […]
Why does the Church of England website give an inadequate account of baptism?
By Martin Davie: Yesterday I was in an email discussion with someone about the Church of England’s view of baptism and my attention was drawn to the material on baptism on the Church of England website. As we all know, websites are now the first port of call for anyone wanting to find out more […]
Ashers Bakery appeal suspended after dramatic intervention
By Harry Farley, Christian Today: The ‘gay cake’ case has been dramatically adjourned following a last minute intervention from Northern Ireland’s Attorney General. Ashers Bakery, owned by the McArthur family, was appealing a ruling after they refused to produce a cake with a “support gay marriage” slogan. They were fined £500 after a Belfast court […]
Hundreds of thousands rally in Rome against gay ‘civil unions’ and adoption as vote nears
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, LifeSite: As the Italian Parliament prepares to vote on “civil unions” for homosexuals, a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Rome’s Circus Maximus and adjacent streets on January 30 to protest in favor of the family and the rights of children. The gargantuan protest, dubbed “Family Day,” was […]
Scientists get ‘gene editing’ go-ahead
BBC News: UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos. It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it. The research will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London and aims to provide a deeper understanding of […]
Manchester CofE Church Hosts “Trans Jesus” Play, Bishop is Silent
By David Ould: On Sunday 14 February the parish of St Chrysostom’s in the Diocese of Manchester will host the controversial “Trans Jesus” play “The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven” which portrays Jesus as a transsexual (male to female). The play forms part of Manchester’s “Queer Contact” festival. The play has aroused understandable protest since […]
Can the Church of England ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Sexuality without Becoming Theologically Incoherent?
By Ian Paul, ABC Religion & Ethics: A week is a long time in politics, and it is just as long in church politics and the media coverage of it. Just two weeks after perhaps the most important gathering of the Primates of the Anglican Communion for a decade, almost everyone in the media has […]
Archbishops set aside Pentecost 2016 in bid to evangelise England
by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury is heading the biggest evangelism project in the UK so far this millennium. Every cathedral, church and clergyman and woman in the land is being urged to share their faith and win new converts to Christianity. Cathedrals and churches are being urged to set aside the […]
The YouGov poll on same-sex marriage
By Ian Paul and Peter Ould, Psephizo: Jayne Ozanne, former director of Accepting Evangelicals, commissioned YouGov to undertake a poll of attitudes to same-sex marriage, and has done a good job of getting the results out in the media yesterday and today. It featured on Radio 4 this morning, and is reported in The Guardian […]
- In historic meeting Pope, Russian Patriarch decry abortion, defend traditional marriage
- Lenten Meditations: Saturday 13 February
- Archbishop Welby’s lecture on the need to end religiously justified violence.
- News Bulletin, 12 February 2016
- C of E unveils logo for Queen Elizabeth’s 90 birthday
- Barnabas Fund issues detailed response to attacks on Patrick Sookhdeo.
- Government publishes insubstantial response to Sunday Trading consultation
- Political Correctness Is A Mask For Leftists’ Intellectual Insecurity
- People with unwanted same-sex attraction should be free to choose
- Germany’s Migrant Crisis: January 2016