“The Tory Party at prayer”?

Dec 3, 2019 by

If so, the C of E reflects the new ‘conservatism’ of the secular progressive elites, not tried and tested values. by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: As the General Election campaign enters its frantic last few days, church leaders have made a number of interventions which tread a fine line between the pastoral and the political. Interestingly these have not always been, as one might expect based on past form, offering strong hints of support towards parties on the left (as in...

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Escape From Reason

Nov 26, 2019 by

by Sharon James, Anglican Mainstream: Fifty years ago the great Christian thinker Francis Schaeffer wrote Escape from Reason. In it he commented on Michel Foucault’s Madness and Civilization (1961), which exposed the failure of the ‘Enlightenment project’ to answer all questions by unaided human reason. Foucault’s response, of course was not to return to an acceptance of Divine authority. It was to exalt unreason. ‘It’s a fine thing to be crazy, for then you are free’.[1] Fast forward to 2018,...

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Help for individuals who struggle with their gender or sexual identity: Bringing Light to a Heated Topic

Nov 21, 2019 by

Report from a Conference in Hungary, by Anglican Mainstream correspondent: The international conference was entitled: In Search of Identity as Man and Woman: How can we offer help to those that struggle? Current groupthink in Western societies is that you can choose from more than one hundred genders (at the last count). Allied to this ideology is the idea that whatever you feel sexually should be experienced, that you must embrace too the directions of your attractions if you want fulfilment,...

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Church attended by John Stott now offers yoga and mindfulness

Nov 19, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: St Paul’s Church in Cambridge is a large red brick building situated on Hills Road on the way to the train station if you’re travelling from the town centre. Its architecture is typical of a number of churches built in the second half of the 19th century as part of a renewed commitment from the Church of England to urban mission in the context of rapidly expanding populations at the time. Many of these buildings were home to an evangelical ministry: St...

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General Election: resources, news, comment

Nov 18, 2019 by

Newer items at the top The British working-class saves Britain – and its Jews by Melanie Phillips A vote for hope? by David Robertson, Christian Today Labour plans to squeeze out religious education by Giles Fraser, UnHerd Puberty blocker firm funded Liberal Democrats by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern Is there any point in voting in the election? by John Stevens, Psephizo Morality and manifestos – what the smaller parties say by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern C4M’s analysis of manifestos: the...

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The whole gospel addresses the world’s wrong thinking, not just the church’s comfort

Nov 12, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Is there a crisis in the nation, with a desperate need for radical change in government policies concerning the environment, health and social care, law and order, education, and our relationship with the EU? Or is there more a sense of ennui, of weariness with a stalemated political process, a disappointment with leadership, a longing to be “godly and quietly governed”? As we approach a general election which may potentially result in a continuation of...

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