The Anglican Communion: A View From Pakistan

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Michelle Samuel, Evangelicals Now: Bishops, Clergy, and Lay people brought stories and testimonies of being witnesses of Christ and enduring persecution for His name. Teaching from Philippians, multi-lingual worship, intercession, and stories of hope and pain were shared. Trust was built among complete strangers. Each one’s journey was difficult, but no one seemed overwhelmed by the challenges to the point of walking away. Some wept, others shared betrayal, and others simple faith. As tears...

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CI News: 18 April 2019

Apr 18, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute: In the news this week: A Christian is dismissed for challenging LGBT education, the Government sets a date for its pornography age check system, and a baby who was operated on in the womb returns home. You can download the video via this link. Featured stories School dismisses Christian over Facebook LGBT posts No-platformed pro-life society takes Aberdeen uni to court Govt sets date for under-18 online porn ban Baby born healthy after in-womb spina bifida surgery...

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France: Statue of Virgin Mary Decapitated

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News: Nearly 900 churches in France targeted in 2018 alone. A statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated in a small French village yesterday, the latest in a deluge of anti-Christian attacks in France which numbered almost 900 in 2018 alone. The statue, located in the commune of Marlhes, was beheaded despite being made of cast iron with metal reinforcements. According to a report by LeProgres, the vandals “had to be well equipped” to cause the damage. It had...

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Lodging for spouses becomes Anglicans’ latest battleground over LGBT clergy

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Catherine Pepinster, RNS: A British university that customarily houses those attending the Anglican Communion’s worldwide gathering of bishops is welcoming same-sex clergy couples to stay on campus despite the archbishop of Canterbury’s attempt to ban gay and lesbian bishops’ spouses from the 2020 Lambeth Conference. For years the issue of homosexuality and how the Church of England treats gay people has haunted the church and the wider Anglican Communion, causing a rift with African...

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Catholics join with Church of England in joint submission to UK’s review of government support for persecuted Christians

Apr 18, 2019 by

by David Adams, Sight Magazine: Catholics and the Church of England have made a joint submission to an independent review of the UK’s support for persecuted Christians around the world. The review, which was launched earlier this year, is charged with examining the role the country’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office plays in supporting suffering Christians and, according to its chair Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, offering “ambitious policy recommendations”. In a...

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Half of British self-identified Christians do not believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins

Apr 18, 2019 by

from Evangelical Focus: A survey carried out by ComRes, on behalf of BBC Local radio, reveals that 46% of British self-identified Christians believe Jesus died on the cross to save them from their sins. ComRes surveyed 2,042 British adults, who were asked were asked ‘To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected at Easter so that you can be forgiven for your sins?’. Among the respondents who identified as Christian, a quarter said they...

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What can we say to people who think Christianity is against freedom?

Apr 18, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: It’s a basic truth that our society is founded on Christianity and Christian principles. This includes the whole notion of freedom. If you are a regular watcher of news (or reader of this blog) you will note that in the name of freedom, our civic elites, are seeking to remove the foundation. If the root is removed what makes them think that the fruit will remain. In the name of freedom they are destroying freedom. Here is a two minute answer to the question –...

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“Don’t Force Your Sexual Ideology on Me and My Children”

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Ana Samuel, Public Discourse: A Message to Mayor Pete from a Latina Mama. I would like to respond to a tweet by Pete Buttigieg, newly announced Democratic presidential candidate. Last week, he tweeted: People will often be polite to you in person, while advancing policies that harm you and your family. You will be polite to them in turn, but you need not stand for such harms. Instead, you push back, honestly and emphatically. So it goes, in the public square. Buttigieg, the mayor of South...

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The Ten Commandments revisited: 6. Do Not Murder

Apr 18, 2019 by

from The Conservative Woman: WE continue Dennis Prager’s elucidation of the best moral code ever invented, a repeat of his masterful series on the Ten Commandments that we ran last year, with the sixth commandment which most of us know as ‘Thou shalt not kill’. It means quite simply do not murder. Never more was there need for this commandment to be heeded. Amidst the handwringing that takes place we hear little of that moral rule – thou shalt not kill. How many schools or parents teach their...

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Trafalgar Square Passion of Jesus to be performed in towns and cities across UK

Apr 18, 2019 by

from ICN: For the past nine years, the Wintershall Cast have performed The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday. The story commemorating the day Jesus is believed to have been arrested, tried and crucified by the Romans, two days before miraculously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday, is brought to life in the open air and has become a much-anticipated Easter fixture. This year’s The Passion of Jesus will be performed this Good Friday 19 April in Trafalgar Square at...

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