Advent Meditations: Tuesday 11 December

Dec 11, 2018 by

Tue Dec 11 am: 26, 28 pm: 36, 39 Isa 5:13-25 1 Thess 5:12-28 Luke 21:29-38 St.  Damasus, Bishop and Biblicist, 343. ABOUT TODAY ON THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR: Damasus is perhaps best well known for commissioning St. Jerome to complete the translation of the Bible into the Latin language. It was under...

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Evangelical ‘banned’ by Derby Cathedral receives widespread support

Dec 10, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute: An evangelical minister excluded by Derby Cathedral from preaching at a Christian Union (CU) carol service, has told The Christian Institute he has received “a lot of support from people all around the world”. Revd Melvin Tinker, an evangelical minister from St John...

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Uni professor sent rape and death threats by trans activists

Dec 10, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute: An academic has revealed that she is being targeted by trans activists because of her view that sex is fixed at birth. Professor Rosa Freedman, an expert on human rights at the University of Reading, has been subjected to death threats, criminal damage and...

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Share your experience of life as a Christian in the UK today

Dec 10, 2018 by

from Christians in Parliament: The inquiry into ‘Being a Christian in the UK Today’, led by the Christians in Parliament All-Party Parliamentary Group, seeks to explore the experience of Christians in the UK in 2018. In particular we are concerned with how living out Christian faith interacts with...

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Why are Jewish people ‘wandering’ again?

Dec 10, 2018 by

by Douglas Murray, UnHerd: Sometimes in the middle of grand political events – including grand political cock-ups – the story of one individual stands out and speaks for more than itself. Such a moment occurred last week with decision of one British man and his partner to leave the UK. Mark Lewis...

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What are the church attendance statistics telling us?

Dec 10, 2018 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: The annual Statistics for Mission were published a few weeks by the C of E for 2017, and there was a range of reactions though few of them really caught the headlines. Before saying anything else, it is worth acknowledging what a remarkable resource this; does any other...

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Rev’d Jonathan Aitken calls the nation to pray for Parliament

Dec 10, 2018 by

from Cranmer: From The Times‘ ‘Credo‘ column yesterday, by the Rev’d Jonathan Aitken, reproduced here with permission: After a seismic week of political and constitutional upheavals at Westminster, might this be a good moment to revive the historic tradition of praying for Parliament throughout...

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Church of England bishops to start inquiry into so-called ‘gay cure’ therapies that can involve counselling or even ‘corrective rape’

Dec 10, 2018 by

by Joseph Laws, Mailonline: Senior Church of England bishops will start an inquiry into ‘gay cure’ therapies. Bishops will take evidence from people who have gone through the so-called ‘treatments’ to turn people from gay to straight. The treatments range from counselling...

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Anglican Unscripted 461 – We Are Not Company Men

Dec 10, 2018 by

In today’s edition Kevin Kallsen, George Conger and Gavin Ashenden reflect more upon the Derby Cathedral fiasco and Melvin Tinker’s interview last week.  Also discussed is who is likely to be going to Lambeth, and why....

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The Vlaming Children’s Christmas

Dec 10, 2018 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative: I wrote the other day about a Virginia school board firing veteran teacher Peter Vlaming over his refusal to call a biological girl by a masculine pronoun. He was willing to use the child’s new masculine name, but would not say “he” or “him.” In this...

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