That America Is Gone Now

Jun 25, 2020 by

By Douglas Wilson, Blog and Mablog: Sometime last week, Kevin DeYoung outraged the already outraged by suggesting that it is time for faithful believers to think about a new culture wars strategy. Given that he upset all the right people, I thought that it might be helpful if I set down a few additional responses to his suggestion here. To cut straight to the chase, I thought he was being pastorally wise, tactically sound, and strategically a mess… …his suggestion to have a lot of babies and...

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Celebrate Gafcon Sunday!

Jun 19, 2020 by

June 28th is Gafcon Sunday when we shall be celebrating the 12th anniversary of the historic Jerusalem Statement and Declaration and this gives us a great opportunity to promote Gafcon’s global vision and ministry. Summary of prayer points here. We have produced some special resources for the day – see the  Gafcon Sunday ‘toolkit’ of resources which can be downloaded here. We have made sure that the resources are digital and they can be shared through the Gafcon UK website and in...

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Repenting of privilege, signalling virtue, following the crowd

Jun 16, 2020 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: We are in very challenging times, when ‘the madness of crowds’ threatens to sweep us all along in its wake. We’re hoping for leadership from the spiritual elders of our institutional church, who can guide us through our cultural crisis with wise guidance from the word of God. Instead we continue to get capitulation to the secular zeitgeist. Just yesterday: on the prominent Thought for the Day slot on the Radio 4 Today programme, a Church of England...

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(How) should Christians engage in politics?

Jun 14, 2020 by

By Michael Jensen, Psephizo: […] We are not utopians. The kingdom belongs to Jesus. Salvation is found in no-one else. The business of human politics in the midst of history is about holding back as best we can the sweeping tide of human evil. Government is a practical, even pragmatic, art—often the art of deciding between the lesser of many evils, with incomplete or inaccurate knowledge. Human rulers are as sinful as those they govern. Often, we will reel in horror as we realise the...

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Churches in England open again for individual prayer

Jun 14, 2020 by

From Christian Today: Churches in England are again opening their doors to the public for individual prayer after the Government eased lockdown restrictions for places of worship on Saturday. The latest guidance from the Government, released on Friday, permits individuals or members of the same household to enter into a church to pray on their own, while social distancing 2m apart from others. For the time being, led prayer and communal prayer are not permitted. The changes apply only to...

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Deck stacked against Bishop Love in disciplinary hearing

Jun 14, 2020 by

By Mary Ann Mueller, VirtueOnline: For more than three hours, Bishop William Love (IX Albany) sat relatively mute while his diocesan chancellor, the Rev. Chip Strickland, and The Episcopal Church Attorney, Paul Cooney, haggled over the wording and phraseology and nuances of Episcopal Church canons, the church’s constitutional articles, General Convention resolutions, and Book of Common Prayer rubrics. In the end it was Bishop Nicholas Knisely’s (XIII Rhode Island) final question...

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