After the FA Cup final I’ll answer God’s call to become a pastor, says Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes

May 19, 2019 by

by Riath Al-Samarrai, Daily Mail. The intriguing next phase of Gomes’s life will play into the theme, though it was still rather striking to hear him say recently that he plans to be both an agent and a pastor when he stops playing. The commencement of those careers is contingent on post-season discussions with Watford. Gomes says Watford is the only club he will play for at this stage and, to that end, Gracia wants to keep him for another season. Still Gomes claims it is ‘very...

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Reversing the Reformation?

May 18, 2019 by

by Adam Young, Church Society. A number of events have happened in the past few weeks which make one wonder what on earth has happened to this nation’s “Protestant Reformed Religion established by Law.”  This phrase is, of course, is taken from the Coronation Oath, and is meant to describe the Church of England. More often than ever it seems important to remember what is actually established by law and what is commonly found to be contrary to it.  Canon A5 tells us that: “The doctrine of the...

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Missouri poised to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama

May 18, 2019 by

by Jonathan Allen, Reuters. Missouri House lawmakers are expected to pass a bill on Friday to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception, days after Alabama introduced the nation’s most restrictive abortion law.Missouri senators overwhelmingly approved the legislation early on Thursday and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it into law. He has said he would make Missouri “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country.” In the bill, the only exclusion would be for...

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The sixties seer who warned of wokeness

May 18, 2019 by

by Jenny McCartney, unherd. [Marshall…] McLuhan, a game and dapper participant in the media that he dissected, died in his sleep in December 1980, aged 69. His most famous sound-bite was “the medium is the message”, and he was also known for his prediction that electric technology would have the power to contract the world into “a global village”. Now, McLuhan appears before us as a kind of seer of the digital age. He instinctively understood that a new medium is not simply a tool of man, but...

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Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage in first for Asia

May 18, 2019 by

from Pink News.  [Government pushes through bill despite 72% of population opposing it – Ed.] Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. Legislators voted for a government-backed bill that would define a union between a same-sex couple as a marriage. Conservative opponents had proposed rival bills that would define partnerships as “same-sex unions” or “same-sex familial relationships.” Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party pushed...

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LGBT school lessons protests spread nationwide

May 18, 2019 by

from BBC News. Schools across England have received letters opposing the teaching of relationships and sex education (RSE) and LGBT equality, the BBC has learned. Protests started in Birmingham and letters, predominantly from conservative Muslims, have been sent to a number of schools elsewhere. One campaigner said relationship lessons due to start in schools in 2020 “proselytise a homosexual way of life”. Supporters of the lessons said there was a “lot of...

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