Are churches ready to open?

Aug 1, 2020 by

By Martin Down, CEN: As the new dictatorship allows us, step by step, to leave the house again, are we ready to go? With the opening of places of work it seems that there are two groups amongst the workers: some who are desperate to get back to the office or the factory, to the jobs they enjoy doing, to seeing their friends and mates, to getting a full salary and, maybe, a bit of overtime: others who are very happy to go on getting paid for doing nothing at home, except fish or play golf. What...

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Alister Magrath’s Obituary of The Rev Professor JI Packer

Jul 31, 2020 by

Dr Magrath, J.I. Packer’s biographer, writes: When seen alongside the deaths of John Stott in 2011 and Michael Green in 2019, Packer’s may well mark the end of an important era in Evangelical Anglicanism. It remains to be seen where it goes next. J. I. Packer in a photo from the official congress brochure of the first National Evangelical Anglican Congress, held at Keele University, Staffordshire, in 1967 The Revd Professor Alister McGrath writes: J. I. (“JIM”) PACKER was one of the most...

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Ozanne YouGov Poll Challenged

Jul 30, 2020 by

Letter in the Church of England Newspaper: Regarding the Ozanne YouGov Poll (Church of England Newspaper 24 July), the influential NSS survey was totally invalidated by some fatal flaws such as the fact that 52% of the participants were LGBT.  To be representative of the population it should have been about 2%, a clear indication that many were her camp followers, who knew which boxes to tick. Presumably to strengthen the case for her key objective – a therapy ban – she has now...

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QC has doubts over Percy investigation

Jul 24, 2020 by

Lord Carlile’s remarks refer to safeguarding core group’s meeting The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy By Paul Handley, Church Times LORD CARLILE, a leading QC, has suggested that the safeguarding investigation into the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, is potentially unlawful. His remarks this week relate to the creation of a safeguarding core group containing senior figures from Christ Church College, Oxford, who had complained to the Church’s National Safeguarding...

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Peter Biar Ajak and family from South Sudan safely in USA

Jul 24, 2020 by

July 24, 2020 
My Escape to America Shows the Price of Dissent in South Sudan The President Ordered Me Abducted or Killed.  This isn’t the Democracy the West Bargained for in 2011.

 By Dr Peter Biar Ajak, Wall Street Journal I arrived safely in Washington Thursday after a harrowing journey from Nairobi, Kenya. I was forced into hiding after receiving word several weeks ago from senior government officials in South Sudan that President Salva Kiir had ordered the National Security...

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Biden and Evangelicals – and Catholics too by Dr Ron Sider

Jul 24, 2020 by

On July 13, the national newspaper, USA Today,  published Dr Ron Sider’s piece urging Joe Biden to talk with evangelicals and Catholics. Biden should talk to evangelical voters about abortion and gay rights.  Here’s why and how. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is reaching out to evangelicals. Hillary did not do that in  2016, and  81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump. But things are changing. PRRI recently reported that the number of white...

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