C of E’s ideological capitulation makes more clergy resignations inevitable

May 28, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Last week the MailOnline carried a lengthy article about an Essex vicar who has resigned from his parish. This was considered a newsworthy story by a secular outlet because it highlights an issue of serious concern for many people, not just practising Christians: the increasingly aggressive promotion of LGBT ideology in schools. Rev John Parker pastors a thriving congregation and also, like many other clergy, acts as a governor of the local Church of...

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Abortion debate latest

May 28, 2019 by

A selection of articles, most recent at the top ‘Dark day’: Illinois lawmakers pass abortion bill far worse than New York’s, from Live Action World’s tiniest surviving preemie shows abortion isn’t in line with science or common sense, by Penny Nance, Fox News Argentinian doctor found guilty for refusing to abort 23-week old baby, by Jeanne Smits, LifeSite Richmond  Council taken to High Court over buffer zone banning pro-life vigils, from SPUC Isle of Man creates draconian no-go zones...

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Worship as foundation of counter-cultural witness

May 21, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. In an article for Metro, vicar and TV personality Kate Bottley argues that Kanye West’s new “Sunday Service” venture isn’t a proper church. There’s no sermon, Kanye himself is an egotistical pop star and celebrity not a proper priest, attendance at the ‘church’ is by invitation only, and the fantastically wealthy couple at the centre of it all don’t appear to be promoting a culture of helping the needy. While Kate may have a point, I think she’s missed...

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The tragedy of gender insanity

May 20, 2019 by

by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative. This is not just tragic, it’s lethally stupid: When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn’t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth. The tragic case, described in Wednesday’s New England Journal of Medicine, points to larger issues about assigning labels or making...

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Abortion banned in Alabama – a pro-choice/pro-life dialogue

May 20, 2019 by

by Neil Richardson, Archbishop Cranmer. […] I’ve collated together, roughly, a top 10 of most commonly used arguments as to why these decisions are considered to be so outrageous by my fellow Brits. […] Pro-choicer: I can’t believe you hate women so much! You are such a misogynist. Think of how much progress has been made since the sexual revolution in the 60s. Women have fought long and hard for equal pay, recognition in the public square and reproductive rights. You and your American redneck...

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The incompatibility of Critical Theory and Christianity

May 20, 2019 by

By Neil Shenvi, The Gospel Coalition. Over the last few years, new terms like “cisgender,” “intersectionality,” “heteronormativity,” “centering,” and “white fragility” have suddenly entered our cultural lexicon—seemingly out of nowhere. In reality, these words and concepts have been working their way through academia for decades, perpetuated by disciplines such as Post-Colonial Studies, Queer Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Whiteness Studies, and Critical Race Theory, among others. These fields can...

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