Easter is a message of hope for the penitent, not for those who pronounce themselves innocent

Apr 16, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. There is something about the idea of “no-fault divorce” which goes beyond the issue of how to regulate marriage and family in the 21st century. It can also be seen as an illustration of psychological and spiritual self-management in a post Christian culture. The argument which has won the day goes like this: few people nowadays believe that marriages should last forever; in reality relationships have a life span which when ended should allow people to...

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Christians and religious freedom

Apr 14, 2019 by

News and comment, most recent at the top Statement on Israel Folau, by Martyn Iles, Australian Christian Lobby: “To censor Israel Folau is to censor millions of Australians who believe that sin is real, hell is real, and salvation in Jesus Christ is the equal answer for all, regardless of our identity or background. When a belief is disagreed with, however vehemently, it should be critiqued, not censored. That is how a mature, democratic society works.” The new terror: we are watching you; one...

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Lenten Meditations

Apr 11, 2019 by

    Thur April 111 Psalm. am: 131, 132, 133 pm: 140, 142 Old Testament. Jer 26:1-16 New Testament. Rom 11:1-12 Gospel. John 10:19-31 FIFTH THURSDAY OF LENT – Saint Lambert of Lyon, Bishop , 688 LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY – A Benedictine archbishop  raised in the court of the Frankish king Clotaire III. He became a monk at Fontenelles, France, under St. Wandrille and succeeded him as abbot in 666. After founding the abbey of Donzere, Lambert was named archbishop of Lyons....

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The Anglican Consultative Council: Adding Dysfunction To The Broken Instruments Of Communion

Apr 10, 2019 by

by Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council. […] As I have written recently regarding the Strategic Plan for the Anglican Communion, published by the Anglican Communion Office, such funding from the West continues to drive and shape the agenda of all of the Instruments, including the Anglican Consultative Council. What Really Happened at ACC-15? also helps us understand the train wreck that happened four years later at ACC-16 (2016) in Lusaka, Zambia. At the January, 2016 meeting of the Primates...

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Multiple faults in the no-fault divorce proposals

Apr 10, 2019 by

by Christopher Shell, Anglican Mainstream. What is missing from the no-fault divorce proposals? Foresight. Joined-up thinking. Knowledge of human nature. Conscience. Compassion. Coherence. Morality of any kind.  It is deja vu for those who think back to interminable proposals to make abortion safe, legal and rare; or to beam in pornography from Europe for general consumption and easy child-access; or to shove the lifestyles of the sexual revolution with their bitter fruit and...

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A Christian approach to divorce and re-marriage

Apr 10, 2019 by

A new government proposal. by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. The lead story on the BBC news this morning was an announcement by the Ministry of Justice that the Government plans to introduce legislation in Parliament to change the law relating to divorce in England and Wales. Should the proposals become law, the sole ground for divorce would become the ‘irretrievable breakdown of a marriage’ and the current possibility of seeking divorce on the grounds of adultery or...

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