Transgender latest

Feb 17, 2020 by

More news and comment on transgender. New articles added regularly. Women don’t want ‘woke’ gender-neutral toilets, Tory peer claims, LBC News Ohio Court Orders Christian Professor To Use Trans Pronouns Or Lose His Job by Chad Felix Greene, The Federalist Time for NHS trusts to stop peddling transgender quackery by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern Speaking up for female eunuchs by Helen Joyce, Stanpoint Labour Leadership Candidates Clashing on Trans Issues from Guido Fawkes...

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Bishop offers orthodox Anglicans hope of retaining protected minority status as Diocese takes progressive route

Feb 11, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: The acting Bishop of Oxford Diocese has released an ‘Ad Clerum’ letter to all clergy and licensed Lay Ministers, setting out his “reflections on how we may go forward” following the House of Bishops’ Statement on Civil Partnerships, and the subsequent apologies and distancing from this Statement. Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester, signs the letter in the absence of Steven Croft who is on sabbatical. Bishop Colin has appeared in these pages in previous...

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Kenny’s stages of rebellion, and the church’s response

Jan 28, 2020 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: We’ll start with an everyman. Let’s call him Kenny. He’s not unusual, in that while he is married to Lizzie, he finds other women attractive. He has a heterosexual orientation. Kenny lets his attention focus on a work colleague, Ellie, who’s married to Ollie. Our Ken desires, covets another man’s wife. Kenny makes his move at an office social, and Ellie reciprocates. They have sex, although both feel guilty afterwards and promise each other that it...

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English Anglican evangelicals: five areas of disagreement

Jan 14, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Evangelicals share the same core theological beliefs, often expressed in a Confession or Basis of Faith statement (eg here). But evangelicals have historically been divided on a number of issues. In the past, these included: whether evangelistic speakers should call listeners to publicly indicate a decision for Christ; whether genuine believers should smoke, drink or go to the cinema, whether tongues, prayers for healing and other expectation of...

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An inspiring response to our biggest problem

Jan 7, 2020 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream (First published in Church of England Newspaper): “A moving and hopeful book” says one reviewer, and yet the subject of this slim publication is living with incurable cancer, and facing the inevitable prospect of death. How can this be “hopeful”, and why might it be appropriate for the shared time of optimism that is New Year? Jeremy Marshall is an able and successful financier, married with three children, who at the age of 49 was diagnosed with a rare...

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‘1917’ and the beauty of duty

Jan 7, 2020 by

By Brett McCracken, The Gospel Coalition: “Time is the enemy.” That’s the marketing tagline for Sam Mendes’s World War I epic 1917, this year’s Golden Globe winner for best drama. Not since Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has time itself been so foregrounded as a war film’s scariest foe. In both Dunkirk and 1917, the ostensible enemy (the German army) is largely unseen. Sure, we see their bullets, bombs, and bunkers; but we (mostly) don’t see their faces. This is because Mendes, like Nolan, wants...

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