A Day to Fast and Pray: Saturday, April 4

Apr 3, 2020 by

By Julius Kim, The Gospel Coalition: […] Billions across the world have watched with dread as COVID-19 continues to spread—infecting hundreds of thousands and greatly disrupting the lives of most of the world’s population. Much has already been lost, and the uncertainty of what more can be lost—and when it will stop—leaves people deeply anxious. For many, the scariest feeling of all is helplessness. But we worship a mighty and sovereign God who is not helpless. We cry out to him in our...

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“Stratospheric” costs of “ugly” new Lambeth Palace Library need explanation

Apr 2, 2020 by

Anglican Mainstream report: Satirical magazine Private Eye claims in its latest edition (issue 1519) that the final costs of the new building to house the priceless collection of old books in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s residence will cost £40 million. The article, in the magazine’s architecture section ‘Nooks and Corners’, begins by questioning the building’s architectural merits – “a strong contender for the ugliest building of the year”. The accompanying photo shows an ‘eastern...

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Can Holy Communion be celebrated remotely at home?

Mar 26, 2020 by

Different views from two evangelicals: Can Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Go Online? By Bobby Jamieson, The Gospel Coalition: The Lord’s Supper enacts the church’s unity. It consummates the church’s oneness. It gathers up the many who partake of the same elements together, in the same place, and makes them one. (So if baptism binds the one to the many, the Lord’s Supper makes the many one.) So to make the Lord’s Supper into something other than a meal of the whole church, sitting down together...

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Anger, boredom, fear – and their antidote

Mar 25, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: “It’s absolutely disgraceful. The government should have ordered a much more draconian lockdown two weeks ago. And why is there no toilet paper in the shops? Someone is to blame for this.” “I’ve been self-isolating for two days and I’m already bored. There’s only so much you can take of scrolling through darkly comic memes about self isolation and toilet paper, and watching reruns of Netflix box sets and old FA Cup semi final classics.” “Well it’s alright...

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The Suffering Church and a Call to Prayer and Fasting

Mar 25, 2020 by

By Faith McDonnell, Gafcon: […] A group of church leaders in East Africa are looking at the crises facing the world today with both faith and determination. If COVID-19 can spread across the globe, why cannot a movement of God spread across the globe? If those with COVID-19 can infect an average of 3 or 4 others, why cannot those with the power of Christ and the Holy Spirit infect 3 or 4 others? We have seen the contagious character of a deadly virus. Can we create a #prayercontagion? Because...

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A basic Christian Primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 7 – the two vocations of marriage and singleness

Mar 24, 2020 by

By Martin Davie: In this series we have seen that Christian anthropology, based on God’s revelation of his purposes in nature and the teaching of the Bible, holds that God has created human beings as male and female and has designed men to have sexual intercourse with women and vice versa. It is through such sexual intercourse that children are conceived, and the human race continues to exist.[1] We have also seen  that God has instituted marriage as a permanent and exclusive relationship...

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