Advent Meditations: Wednesday 12 December

Dec 12, 2018 by

Wed Dec 12 am: 38 pm: 119:25-48 Isa 6:1-13 2 Thes 1:1-12 John 7:53-8:11   ON THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR Feast of Spyridon, Eastern Father of the Church, 4th Century Bishop of Trimythus, and thus he became also a shepherd of rational sheep. When the First Ecumenical Council was assembled in Nicaea, he...

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Church of England crosses red line as it blesses “genital mutilation”

Dec 11, 2018 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: Conservatives in the Church of England have expressed shock and outrage after the House of Bishops led by a senior evangelical bishop have authorised a baptismal-based liturgy for transgender transitions claiming it is “rooted in scripture”. The document, released...

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New C of E guidance on gender transition services follows “devastating trajectory”

Dec 11, 2018 by

from Christian Concern: Christian Concern’s chief executive Andrea Minichiello Williams, who is a lay member of the Church of England’s General Synod, has responded to new Church of England guidance on how to formally recognise and ‘celebrate’ a person’s gender...

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The Universal Declaration and the Distortion of Human Rights

Dec 11, 2018 by

By Elyssa Koren and Paul Coleman, Public Discourse: Conservatives cannot afford to abandon the institutions of power that seek to redefine human rights for the entire world. Three years ago, in one of the many drab, windowless negotiation rooms of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva,...

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America’s New Religions

Dec 11, 2018 by

by Andrew Sullivan, NY Magazine: Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being. It’s in our genes and has expressed itself in every culture, in every age, including our own secularized husk of a society. By religion, I mean something quite...

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The secular, postmodern re-shaping of church and society

Dec 11, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. A detailed and helpful article on Wikipedia begins by describing propaganda as “information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or...

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Guidance for gender transition services published

Dec 11, 2018 by

From Church of England website. [Editor’s note: A leading evangelical Bishop commends new services to mark gender transition. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn and the President of Church of England Evangelical Council, has commended a liturgy developed by C of E priests and transgender...

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Anglican Unscripted 462 – Conversion Therapy Ban

Dec 11, 2018 by

In the new format of three-way conversations, Kevin Kallsen, George Conger and Gavin Ashenden discuss three topics – the lack of pressure from the Church to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, the attempts at banning ‘conversion therapy’, and the appointment of the most liberal Bishop...

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High school students stage walkout to support teacher fired for refusing to call female student ‘he’

Dec 11, 2018 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: A large group of students walked out of their classes Friday to protest the firing of a teacher who refused to refer to a female gender-confused student as male. The West Point, Virginia school board’s unanimous vote to terminate high school French instructor Peter...

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France: A Tale of Two Faiths

Dec 11, 2018 by

by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine: Last March, an Islamist terrorist stormed a supermarket in Trèbes, France, shot two people dead and took others hostage. In negotiations with police, the terrorist agreed to accept a police lieutenant’s offer to swap places with the last hostage, a female...

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